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what is in a sandbox game?


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#1 StrangeTurtle   Members   -  Reputation: 133

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:19 PM

I was doing research of what is in a sand box game and some games kept coming up in the results

http://en.wikipedia....ki/Sandbox_game

Minecraft
Garrys mod+hl2 source

Both of these sandbox games are too difficult for one person to complete and quite robust each having multplayer rpg aspect player customization and a large community base but each are lacking because they are not "opensource" . Each game monetized there project and protected its intial design after success.

Would any volunteer game programmers like to join in making a java open source sandbox game that uses the jmonkeyengine sdk (netbeans clone for java games).
I can provide free file hosting and member organization for the project and help the effort. all that is required is java knowledge the jmonkey sdk and an effort to keep yourself updated on the project progress till the end.

if any java game programmers are interested?????? send me an email

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LATE edit seems my post should be moved to classified hobbyiest projects

Edited by jbadams, 13 October 2012 - 01:55 AM.

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#2 L. Spiro   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 14411

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 09:46 PM

Minecraft was “completed” (created) by one person.
Just because you bring in a team does not mean your game will be successful or have a large community surrounding it.

You are about to learn the hard way that no one will make your games for you.
You either learn to program and make your own games, or they never get made. It is as simple as that.
I hope you are still young once you realize that. I was 14 when I realized that and was luckily able to change my life accordingly.


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#3 jbadams   Senior Staff   -  Reputation: 19418

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:54 AM

Recruiting posts must be made in our classifieds section -- you probably want the "hobbyists" subsection.

...and both of those example projects are well within the capabilities of a lone skilled programmer. No programmer is going to volunteer to help you if all you're contributing is "free file hosting, member organisation" and unspecified "help". You should probably try to learn some technical skill.




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