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#ActualDave

Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:28 AM


Why do you think it'd be more easy to create a game with your own engine instead of with a highly polished and proven solution like CE3 or UE3? Building something which can compete with those engines would require loads of time, money and expertise from you and your co-workers.



I know that my engine can't compete their engine but my game would be more prefect if i create my own game engine.


Yes and no.

What you would end up with is an engine that does exactly what you want. Often though this is alot more complicated that tweaking an existing solution to meet your needs. For a hobbyist who has the intention of making a game for production and making money it is often best to use a third party solution if what you want to do is fairly standard stuff.

In time you will know when you need your own solution. I've worked at studios that have exclusively rolled their own stuff and it was alright, you feel in control and licencing etc is less complicated. It comes at a cost of time though.

#1Dave

Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:27 AM


Why do you think it'd be more easy to create a game with your own engine instead of with a highly polished and proven solution like CE3 or UE3? Building something which can compete with those engines would require loads of time, money and expertise from you and your co-workers.



I know that my engine can't compete their engine but my game would be more prefect if i create my own game engine.


Yes and no.

What you would end up with is an engine that does exactly what you want. Often though this is alot more complicated that tweaking an existing solution to meet your needs. For a hobbyist who has the intention of making a game of production and making money it is often best to use a third party solution if what you want to do is fairly standard stuff.

In time you will know when you need your own solution. I've worked at studios that have exclusively rolled their own stuff and it was alright, you feel in control and licencing etc is less complicated. It comes at a cost of time though.

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