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#1 Cillian00   Members   -  Reputation: 106

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 01:49 PM

Hello I'd like to create a 3D Choice Based game with my friend, I have map making experience and will be learning C++ very soon yet I have experience is basic engine eg source-engine/lua for garry's mod workshop making.

 

We were wondering if we could get help in ways of making it, the best way we can. We have the time and can get some money.

 

We would like to create this game on the PC Platform and as of now have no idea what type of program/engine we need to base this off of. Or if we need to create one of our own.

 

We would like to create a tell-tale STYLE of game yet make a more original theme that we can create.

 

Examples of what we want to create

 

- The 3D Animations

 

- The Popup choices

 

- The integration of HUD

 

and all the other parts of the game

 

Any and all help would be appreciated.

 

Thank you for reading. If you need any more information just ask

 

 

 



#2 Ovicior   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1462

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 09:41 PM

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Some engines I found:
 
2D
  • Agen (Lua; Windows)
  • Blitwizard (Lua; Windows, Linux, Mac)
  • Cocos2d-x (C++/Lua/JS; Windows, Linux, Mac; iOS/Android/BlackBerry)
  • Corona (Lua; Windows, Mac; iOS/Android)
  • EGSL (Pascal/Lua; Windows, Linux, Mac, Haiku)
  • Grail Adventure Game Engine (C++/Lua; Windows, Linux, MacOS X (SDL))
  • LÖVE (Lua; Windows, Linux, Mac)
  • MOAI (C++/Lua; Windows, Linux, Mac; iOS, Android; Google Chrome (Native Client))
2.5D3DDon't pick something like Cryengine as a beginner tool. I just left it there just so you were aware of it.

Edited by frob, 05 February 2016 - 04:36 PM.
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What will you make?

#3 Looniper   Members   -  Reputation: 247

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 02:14 PM


We were wondering if we could get help in ways of making it, the best way we can

- The 3D Animations

- The Popup choices

- The integration of HUD
Tell-Tale

It sounds like you want to create something akin to choose-your-way books with multimedia presentation.
If that is the case, you don't really need much programming, and there are 'engines' for simplifying the task.
Chose Your Own Adventure engine, Gamebook engine, or learn javascript and make your own.
This is assuming the 3D animations can be pre-rendered in a format that fits seamlessly into the resulting pages made with a product specifically for that purpose, Poser, Maya, etc.

If you need something that renders real time based on interaction than it will be something more complex.

If this is not your goal, more specific details will help others to provide you more useful assistance.


Edited by Looniper, 05 February 2016 - 02:15 PM.


#4 frob   Moderators   -  Reputation: 38033

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 04:33 PM

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This is the For Beginners forum and special rules apply.  I've cleaned up and removed some of these first replies.

 

Sorry about that Cillian00  for your first impressions, usually this place is a little more civil, and For Beginners is supposed to be a safe place to ask questions like this.

 

Let's try again.  

 

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Check out my book, Game Development with Unity, aimed at beginners who want to build fun games fast.

Also check out my personal website at bryanwagstaff.com, where I occasionally write about assorted stuff.


#5 Cillian00   Members   -  Reputation: 106

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 01:21 PM

Moderator hat on.

 

This is the For Beginners forum and special rules apply.  I've cleaned up and removed some of these first replies.

 

Sorry about that Cillian00  for your first impressions, usually this place is a little more civil, and For Beginners is supposed to be a safe place to ask questions like this.

 

Let's try again.  

 

Moderator hat off.

Appreciate it, but I'd like to know if I can get this question answered like. I'm learning unity right now and I was wondering if I can be told the best way to learn the things I have above. C#?



#6 frob   Moderators   -  Reputation: 38033

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 10:55 PM

In your first post you said you were not sure what engines to use or even if you would need to make your own. With that reply it looks like things have changed.

Unity is currently a popular engine, there are many good tutorials, books, and guides on how to use it. Ovicior had a good list of engines and technologies as well.

I'm learning unity right now and I was wondering if I can be told the best way to learn the things I have above. C#?


So 3D Animations, UI and HUD development, and "all the other parts of the game."

Yes, C# is the most frequently used programming language for that. Plenty of good books, tutorials, and support materials for that on the Internet if you need help on something specific.

Animations generally require models and animations, so you'll need to either find models and animations in the asset stores, or build your own. Those are both major disciplines on their own. If you've decided on Unity, once you have animations and models, hooking the animations up is a matter of building a graph that shows how animations are applied to your models and how they transition, then calling the right functions in code. It is well documented with the engine and there are many excellent tutorials if you get confused about it.

UI and HUD programming both require UI art and UI programming, but the basic functionality is included in Unity and there are many well-built packages in Unity's asset store that can do quite a lot of amazing things. Similarly, with the large community out there it is easy to find good tutorials or Q&A on any specific topics if you get lost.

However, "all the other parts of the game" is going to be a tough one. You'll need a lot more details for that. It probably includes things like music and audio effects in addition to programming, models, animations, UI art, VFX, and testing. If you don't have a solid background in developing games that is going to be a major exercise. That's the part of a game that feels like work and takes a long time, causing so many ideas to be abandoned.

Check out my book, Game Development with Unity, aimed at beginners who want to build fun games fast.

Also check out my personal website at bryanwagstaff.com, where I occasionally write about assorted stuff.


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Posted 09 February 2016 - 01:50 PM

In your first post you said you were not sure what engines to use or even if you would need to make your own. With that reply it looks like things have changed.

Unity is currently a popular engine, there are many good tutorials, books, and guides on how to use it. Ovicior had a good list of engines and technologies as well.
 

I'm learning unity right now and I was wondering if I can be told the best way to learn the things I have above. C#?


So 3D Animations, UI and HUD development, and "all the other parts of the game."

Yes, C# is the most frequently used programming language for that. Plenty of good books, tutorials, and support materials for that on the Internet if you need help on something specific.

Animations generally require models and animations, so you'll need to either find models and animations in the asset stores, or build your own. Those are both major disciplines on their own. If you've decided on Unity, once you have animations and models, hooking the animations up is a matter of building a graph that shows how animations are applied to your models and how they transition, then calling the right functions in code. It is well documented with the engine and there are many excellent tutorials if you get confused about it.

UI and HUD programming both require UI art and UI programming, but the basic functionality is included in Unity and there are many well-built packages in Unity's asset store that can do quite a lot of amazing things. Similarly, with the large community out there it is easy to find good tutorials or Q&A on any specific topics if you get lost.

However, "all the other parts of the game" is going to be a tough one. You'll need a lot more details for that. It probably includes things like music and audio effects in addition to programming, models, animations, UI art, VFX, and testing. If you don't have a solid background in developing games that is going to be a major exercise. That's the part of a game that feels like work and takes a long time, causing so many ideas to be abandoned.

 

Well, I appreciate help! haha. I think I can figure out alot on my own with help of youtube/ books but I don't think I could figure out the choice factor which is like "click w for option 2, a for 3, d for 4...etc and making that choice affect a later one. That's my biggest problem so any help with directing me in the right direction to that would be a ton of help. T






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