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#ActualHappyCoder

Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:16 PM

Well, I would use your idea as a motivation to learn how to make the game and work on it. If you really just want to make the game then I would use something like gamemaker. If you want to go into game development and learn to program I would pick up a language and start learning, although gamemaker still wouldn't be a bad choice.

Also, just some advice about game ideas in general. Try to keep them simple. It is easy to underestimate how much work a game takes. There may be some idea you are set on but if you hold onto it when you should let it go it could end up killing the entire project because it never gets done. Having dreams about games is pretty cool, but I wouldn't put any more weight in ideas you have in a dream than you would have awake. There are lots of people who have game ideas. Odds are you aren't the first person who had ideas like yours. It is not because you aren't creative. You aren't stealing these ideas. To you, it is an orignal idea. The world is just a big place with a lot of creative people in it. You may find that some of the ideas already have been done in a game. You may find that the idea is really cool, it just takes way too much work or just isn't plausible.

Making a game takes lots of time, it takes lots of work. If you are new to this you will probably be spending a lot of time learning before you can actually make your ideas a reality. Don't let all of that discourage you though. Just enjoy the journey. If you enjoy making games then seeing the final product isn't the only thing that fuels you.

If you really don't want to learn how to make games and just want your game to become a reality then your best bet earn a lot of money and save it away. Then when you have a substantial budget you can hire some people to make the game for you. You will have a hard time finding somebody who would be willing to make your game for free.

#2HappyCoder

Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:15 PM

Well, I would use your idea as a motivation to learn how to make the game and work on it. If you really just want to make the game then I would use something like gamemaker. If you want to go into game development and learn to program I would pick up a language and start learning, although gamemaker still wouldn't be a bad choice.

Also, just some advice about game ideas in general. Try to keep them simple. It is easy to underestimate how much work a game takes. There may be some idea you are set on but if you hold onto it when you should let it go it could end up killing the entire project because it never gets done. Having dreams about games is pretty cool, but I wouldn't put any more weight in ideas you have in a dream than you would have awake. There are lots of people who have game ideas. Odds are you aren't the first person who had ideas like yours. It is not because you aren't creative. You aren't stealing these ideas. To you, it is an orignal idea. You may find that some of the ideas already have been done in a game. You may find that the idea is really cool, it just takes way too much work or just isn't plausible.

Making a game takes lots of time, it takes lots of work. If you are new to this you will probably be spending a lot of time learning before you can actually make your ideas a reality. Don't let all of that discourage you though. Just enjoy the journey. If you enjoy making games then seeing the final product isn't the only thing that fuels you.

If you really don't want to learn how to make games and just want your game to become a reality then your best bet earn a lot of money and save it away. Then when you have a substantial budget you can hire some people to make the game for you. You will have a hard time finding somebody who would be willing to make your game for free.

#1HappyCoder

Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:14 PM

Well, I would use that as a motivation to learn how to make the game and work on it. If you really just want to make the game then I would use something like gamemaker. If you want to go into game development and learn to program I would pick up a language and start learning, although gamemaker still wouldn't be a bad choice in this circumstance.

Also, just some advice about game ideas in general. Try to keep them simple. It is easy to underestimate how much work a game takes. There may be some idea you are set on but if you hold onto it when you should let it go it could end up killing the entire project because it never gets done. Having dreams about games is pretty cool, but I wouldn't put any more weight in ideas you have in a dream than you would have awake. There are lots of people who have game ideas. Odds are you aren't the first person who had ideas like yours. It is not because you aren't creative. You aren't stealing these ideas. To you, it is an orignal idea. You may find that some of the ideas already have been done in a game. You may find that the idea is really cool, it just takes way too much work or just isn't plausible.

Making a game takes lots of time, it takes lots of work. If you are new to this you will probably be spending a lot of time learning before you can actually make your ideas a reality. Don't let all of that discourage you though. Just enjoy the journey. If you enjoy making games then seeing the final product isn't the only thing that fuels you.

If you really don't want to learn how to make games and just want your game to become a reality then your best bet earn a lot of money and save it away. Then when you have a substantial budget you can hire some people to make the game for you. You will have a hard time finding somebody who would be willing to make your game for free.

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