Questions and Answers:
What is 45aday.com?
45 a day.com is a place to share, be creative, help/support, develop and build something amazing!
Why 45 minutes?
It’s just about the right amount of time to stay focused, you can achieve a lot in 45 minutes if you really put your mind to it.
Can I spend more than 45 minutes a day?
Yes of course, if you want to spend more than 45 minutes a day on your game it proves you’re doing something you love!
Can I spend less than 45 minutes a day developing my game?
Of course, 45 minutes is just a guideline, just bear in mind, if you really want to see your game come to life than 45 minutes a day isn’t a big ask in the scheme of things.
Can I get help on my game?
Yes, learning is all about asking questions and finding resources, by all means work as a team, work individually, Google questions, ask questions, buy beers for friends, do what ever you have to do to get your game finished!
Do I have to update my progress everyday?
This is down to you, in theory yes.
Writing down what you did or didn’t do is an achievement in itself and yes it does take a bit of time, but looking back at your work is thoroughly refreshing and satisfying. You have a life out side of game development right? So if one day you don’t fancy writing up your report then that’s you call!
Do I have to share my code?
Nope you developed it, you do as you please with it.
What do I gain from this?
Keeping your mind active and interested is really important, you need to feed it! It’s easy to get dragged down with the day to day life we all live in and a challenge like this is what you need to boost moral, spirit and keep your mind happy.
I’ve never made a game before, is it even possible?
Yes it is, long gone are the days of career advisor’s telling you that you must be mathematical genius to make a “Computer Program”. With no programming experience at all I taught myself how to use Stencylworks and within a year I had a game on the Apple app store! Let your creativity drive you forward, don’t put hurdles in the way!
We suggest you look in our ‘tools’ link to find a host of free software to help you develop your game.
How do I add a video to my journal entry?
You first need to have your video online, so you may want to upload it to youtube or similar. Once online all you need to do is copy the URL for the video, for example: http:www.youtube.com/myvideo
Paste that into your journal entry and add a ‘V’ at the end of ‘http’ for example:
That’s it, you’ll video will now show in your Journal Entry
Terms and conditions
- 45aday.com is a free service, there are no hidden charges.
- 45aday.com does not and will not ever claim to own your material, your work is your own.
- Likewise, all content submitted to 45aday.com must be your own or you must own the rights to distribute the content, failure to follow this rule will result in an instant ban and content removed.
- ‘Play’ is a section for games that are finished articles, 45 a day.com would love to promote your game in the ‘play’ section and if you feel your game is ready for submission please submit to [email protected] If you are unsure about anything please email: [email protected]