What's better than Virtual Reality? Virtual Reality with friends. Even the most basic games become more fun when played together. Learn how to quickly setup a multiplayer VR game with Normcore and Unity.
Virtual reality is incredibly immersive and a blast to play with. The Oculus Quest 2 has made it more accessible than ever before. Best practices for setting up your environment and building a game have changed frequently enough that it can be hard to find current tutorials and examples without getting confused.
Using Express to build out your API can be challenging; but integrating it with all of the products available from Amazon Web Services can feel impossible.
There are a lot of options for configuring AWS. Terraform from HashiCorp is a tool for configuring remote infrastructure. You can create Terraform configuration files and treat your infrastructure as code; versioning the changes and storing your settings in your repository.
Working with Unity makes development easy. You can quickly prototype a game and show it off. But what if there are multiple developers. Storing your source code on GitHub makes collaboration easy; but there are a lot of tradeoffs when working with larger assets and projects.
Whatever you learned tuning the performance for mobile or for desktop or console games might not apply to mobile VR.
Understanding the basics of hardware can open new projects and new possibilities and it is more accessible and inexpensive than ever.
Once you've made some amazing GitHub Actions, you'll want to re-use them and share them with your friends. To do that you'll want to organize your project a little differently, publish and release them.
GitHub Actions are still in beta and are changing quickly. But if you are looking to get started the possibilities are endless.
Everyone wants to talk about consumer VR. I just want to make some games.
Creating a static website involves an almost infinite set of choices. I've upgraded several sites to Gatsby (including this one) finding a way to integrate TypeScript as part of the journey. Gatsby leverages React, JSX, CSS-in-JS, GraphQL and many other modern approaches to building sites.