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Old 03 February 2016, 16:13   #14
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A lot of these games aren't very well written at all, I contract and sometimes do ports, updates, and general development on games.
You get to see some amazing code/ideas and some amazingly BAD things too.

Lots of people who have great ideas are getting to make their games thanks to newer software like Unity which is awesome. The flip side is that they're often terrible at the technical side of things and will do things in the most naive way possible, then try to make it "fast enough" so the game still works.

Some of these retro-styled games should be possible with colour/audio/sprite limitations. Not 1:1 remakes of them but similar style games.

What I'd caution against is looking at any recently released indie or retro-style game and falling into the trap of thinking that it must have been well written.
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