A gift-giving season that often focuses on nostalgia for the past can be a time for making and reusing.
That’s especially true for the makers and crafters of games and the people who create them.
In this article, I’ll explore how we can craft a gift that celebrates the birthdays of the people whose games we love.
A few months ago, we posted an article about how we made our own game “Dinosaur,” an homage to the 1980s blockbuster film “Jurassic Park.”
Since then, I’ve made and reworked several other games and re-created them in the studio, including “Dance Central” and “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.”
My goal in re-creating these classics was to make a game that was as easy to recreate as it is timeless, which was the theme of this article.
Here are some suggestions for making your own retro games and bringing them to life.
Decorate your home with some retro retro-inspired decor.
You don’t have to be a game designer to decorate your home.
For example, there’s an Etsy store that sells retro-themed housewares.
And you can even use retro-styled curtains for your living room, kitchen and even bedroom.
I also love decorating my bedroom for a vintage feel.
If you don’t like the way you look, just change the curtains, and that’s that.
If that’s too much to ask, you can just throw your old carpet in the trash.
Decorating your home is a great way to show off your retro-ness, and it’s a great place to create a lasting impression.
Make sure to get the right color.
The colors of vintage games can vary greatly.
The way your games are set up, and the way they’re set up in a house, can have a huge impact on how they look and feel.
You might want to go with a neutral palette that’s more like a wall or a ceiling.
But don’t be afraid to experiment with different colors.
If it’s too bright, or too orange or too yellow, you might want a more subdued color palette.
If your room is dark and has lots of clutter, you may want to experiment using light-colored items and wallpaper.
For a retro-like look, try going with a simple, clean white or blue color palette to match the game’s look.
If the game has multiple colors and you’re going for an even retro aesthetic, you’ll want to create some subtle textures on the wall and floor to match.
Make it your own.
This is a must.
If there’s one thing I learned when I was making games, it’s that it’s really important to create something that’s yours.
There’s a whole world of retro-game design out there, and some games can be as simple as adding a few colors to an existing design.
If this sounds like something you’d like to try, you could always create a new game and make it your retro game.
Create your own vintage video game soundtracks.
For instance, if you’re looking for something a little more traditional, you should look for a retro soundtrack.
For an idea, I like to use retro music from the 1980’s.
If I’m playing “Duck Hunt,” a game I made in the late 1980s, I would create an original soundtrack.
Then, I might create a remake of the game and add a new score.
This way, I can hear the sounds of the original game as I’m making the remake.
The game’s music might sound a little different, but the retro score will still sound like it was created in the ’80s.