Video: It's never been easier to make a video game, but it's still not a walk in the park. Gunpoint creator Tom Francis wants to help. Francis wrote about games before he started making them, and Gunpoint's success allowed him to go full-time. Now, he's giving back with a series on development. First up? Writing code.
Gunpoint Creator Gives Back With Video Game Development Series
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