Forums in the Game Programming Niche

These are the 50 most relevant discussion forums in the game programming niche. Some of these forums focus exclusively on the game programming niche while others may only devote one or two sub-forums to it.

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1. Xtreme Visual Basic Talk
XVBT is an interactive discussion forum for Visual Basic programmers. Topics include game programming, DirectX, COM, .NET, and API. To visit the forum, go to http:www.xtremevbtalk.com .
http://www.xtremevbtalk.com/  

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2. www.go4expert.com
Forum has 97,149 posts.
https://www.go4expert.com/forums/  

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3. wololo.net/talk
Forum has 302,229 posts.
https://wololo.net/talk/  

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4. www.daniweb.com
Programming Forum - Our Programming forum category encompasses application development, web development, programming theory, and everything in between.
https://www.daniweb.com/programming/4  

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5. RaGEZONE
Create your own MMO and MMORPG game server or find free MMORPG servers. Download the latest MMORPG server files or sell your game gold and mmorpg account. We also have programming tutorials ,...
https://forum.ragezone.com/  

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6. www.ivory.co.uk
Enter the Ivory Game Maker UK Forum to discuss all things board game related. If you need help making a new game, maybe the help of others would be beneficial.
https://www.ivory.co.uk/gamemaker/forum  

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7. Webmaster
TalkFreelance
https://www.talkfreelance.com/  

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8. www.dreamincode.net
https://www.dreamincode.net/forums/  

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9. VBForums
Visual Basic Discussions plus .NET, C#, game programming, and more (http://www.VBForums.com)
https://www.vbforums.com/forum.php  

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10. Newgrounds.com
https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/  

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11. Game Career Guide Forums
Forum has 3,801 topics.
http://www.gamecareerguide.com/forums/  

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12. ABestWeb Affiliate Marketing
Read through for news and resources on software development topics, including low-code-no-code, serverless computing and programming languages.
http://www.abestweb.com/forums/  

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13. Computer Science Forums
Computer Science Forums for Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Data Structures and Algorithms, Programming Language Theory, Computations, Computer Systems, Computer Applications, Technology
https://computerscienceforums.com/  

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14. AtariAge Forums
Forum has 2,931,191 posts.
https://atariage.com/forums/index.php  

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15. Java Forums at the Big Moose S
https://www.coderanch.com/forums/  

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16. Stargate SG-1 Roleplaying Game
https://stargatetherpg.com/forums/  

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17. GP Forums
New Zealand's video gaming community-Games Discussion-Tech Discussion-Open Discussion-Administration-VIP Lounge-Game Communities-Battlefield-Counter-Strike-Dota 2
http://www.gpforums.co.nz/  

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18. PSPgweber Forums
All general game discussion boards related to PSP, PS Vita and PS3. Game News, Updates, Questions, CWCheats, Themes, Tutorials, Emulators and more..
http://www.pspgweber.com/forums/  

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19. Site Owners Forums
Prime Web Development and Marketing forum!
https://siteownersforums.com/  

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20. NeoGAF
It's a video game message board on the internet
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/  

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21. boardgamegeek.com
https://boardgamegeek.com/forums/region/1/bgg  

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22. Overclock.net
A forum community dedicated to overclocking enthusiasts and testing the limits of computing. Come join the discussion about computing, builds, collections, displays, models, styles, scales,...
http://www.overclock.net/f/  

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23. The Daily Neopets Forum
Forum has 697,301 posts.
https://www.tdnforums.com/  

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24. Sell & Trade Game Items | OSRS Gold | ELO
Sell & Trade 2007 RuneScape Gold, ELO Boosting, Rocket League of Legends, Runescape Private Server gold, Pokemon Go Accounts, FIFA coins, CS:GO keys, Diablo III Accounts.
http://www.sythe.org/  

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25. rpggeek.com
https://rpggeek.com/forums  

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26. Warrior Nation
Warrior Nation is about casual and competitive video game e-Sports expanding upon mind-shattering imagination within a world of virtual game play.
http://warriornation.net/Forum/  

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27. Excel Help
Excel Help and Support from Excel Experts( MVPs). Excel2003,Excel 2007, Excel 2010 What's New in Excel and Excel Tips and Tutorials.
https://www.excelforum.com/  

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28. BRP Central - The Chaosium forums
https://basicroleplaying.org/  

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29. Neowin
News, Reviews & Betas which includes large community peer support
https://www.neowin.net/forum/  

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30. Steve Jackson Games Forums
The SJ Games discussion forums.
https://forums.sjgames.com/  

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31. Apolyton Civilization Site
Just missed out on a spot in the top 25.
https://apolyton.net/forum.php  

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32. Bulbagarden
The Original Pokémon Community
https://forums.bulbagarden.net/index.php  

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33. Techist - Tomorrow's Technology Today
Forum has 254,562 topics.
http://www.tech-forums.net/forums/  

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34. Black Sea Studios Forums
Forum has 15,414 posts.
http://forums.blackseastudios.com/  

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35. The Forums of Sir Terry Pratchett OBE
All the latest news and discussions about Terry Pratchett’s books, Discworld, events and more… Register here for the official Terry Pratchett forums
http://www.terrypratchettbooks.com/forum/  

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36. Sharky Forums
This is a technical support forum for resolving all manner of computer issues.
https://www.sharkyforums.com/forum.php  

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37. Arcade@Home™ Forums
https://www.arcadeathome.com/forums/  

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38. CrossFit Discussion Board
Forging Elite Fitness. CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program. We have designed our program to elicit as broad an adaptational response as possible. The CrossFit Program was...
https://board.crossfit.com/  

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39. Pok├ęBeach.com Forums
A Pokémon forum to discuss the video games, TCG, and anime!
http://www.pokebeach.com/forums/  

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40. CodeGuru Forums
Hard hitting articles, dicussions, resources, and more all focusing for real developers in the real world.
https://forums.codeguru.com/index.php  

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41. Networking/Security Forums
Share your knowledge & discuss all aspects of Computer & Internet Security via a worldwide community
http://forums.windowsecurity.com/  

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42. WinDrivers Computer Tech Suppo
This is a discussion forum powered by vBulletin. To find out about vBulletin, go to http://www.vbulletin.com/ .
https://forums.windrivers.com/forum.php  

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43. RPG Maker Forums
Forum software by XenForo
https://forums.rpgmakerweb.com/  

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44. www.seomastering.com
Seo Forum, Search Engine Optimization - Website Promotion
https://www.seomastering.com/seo-forum/index.php  

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45. GameTrailers
Forum has 14,078,088 posts.
http://forums.gametrailers.com/  

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46. 3D Realms Forums
This is a discussion forum for fans of Apogee / 3D Realms to talk about various game related topics.
https://forums.3drealms.com/vb/  

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47. SpeedGuide.net Broadband Commu
SG Broadband Community. Everything you'd like to know about Cable Modems, DSL, Satellite, Networking, Security, Wireless, Routers and more.
http://forums.speedguide.net/forum.php  

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48. Toyark Toy Forums
The Toyark is a collector's community related to Toys and Action Figures. Features daily news and a diverse discussion forum.
https://www.toyark.com/forums/  

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49. Major League Gaming Forums
Video Game Forums
http://gamebattles.majorleaguegaming.com/forums/  

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50. Major League Gaming Forums
Video Game Forums
http://gamebattles.com/forums/  

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About the Game Programming Niche

Game programming, a subset of game development, is the software development of video games. Game programming requires substantial skill in software engineering and computer programming in a given language, as well as specialization in one or more of the following areas: simulation, computer graphics, artificial intelligence, physics, audio programming, and input. For massively multiplayer online games, knowledge of additional areas such as network programming and database programming are required. Though often engaged in by professional game programmers, some may program games as a hobby. Source: WikiPedia

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