How-To Articles

This is my new section of Mr. Dave Pizza dedicated to how-to’s and tutorials. Some of my most popular articles are located here, and there’s more on the way! I go from how to find indie games to how to make them. I plan to add extensively to this section.

  • Write a Nice Review of an Indie Game: or Any Game!
    So you want to write a nice review? As I glide through a tremendous Steam list full of unique reviews, it’s actually pretty awesome that gamers are getting involved and writing thoughtful reviews even though some are, not inaccurately, blunt. …
  • GoDot TileMaps A Quick Beginner’s Tutorial
    Let’s talk about GoDot tilemaps. Have you ever played a 2D platformer or Metroidvania and wanted to know how it is made? Maybe you are already making one. I’m back for another insight into the cryptic, enigmatic, secretive, open-source …
  • Dialogue Blip Sound Effect for Tyranobuilder
    Welcome back to another article in my how-to series for gamers and game makers. Today I’ll be talking about making a dialogue blip sound effect in Tyranobuilder free! Sometimes known as dialogue blip. You might be able to use this in …
  • Free Visual Novel Background Images: Using GIMP
    Welcome, inspired readers, writers, and ambitious game devs to a new tutorial to assist in your personal game dev projects and how to make free visual novel background images at no cost. I’ve been truly inspired by how many people visited my …
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    ItchIO Game Browsing: How To Find & Download Them
    Welcome to my quick guide and intro to downloading an ItchIO Game, and what the advantages of the ItchIO platform are for indie gamers. When I first started this site I really had a rather limited knowledge about indie games or where to find them. A …
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    “The Character Creator:” And Other Generators
    I talked earlier today about using character creators for game creation, particularly for a visual novel. I went on a hunt, first on Itch.IO, but then on Google. It took me less than a minute to find a free 2D character creator to work as a visual …