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Dwarf King

Member Since 08 Jun 2010
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In Topic: I am all prepared to get into game development, how do I start then?

03 December 2014 - 02:11 AM


Visual Studio's express editions certainly are allowed to be used in commercial projects.

 

And so can the real deal:

 

http://www.visualstudio.com/products/visual-studio-community-vs

 

Visual Studio Community 2013 from Microsoft is free and you can use it for commercial stuff. It is actually the Visual Studio 2013 Professional edition. 


In Topic: Microsoft release free Community Edition of VS 2013

16 November 2014 - 11:22 PM


There really is no downside or risk. While you're in BizSpark, you'll also get $150 / month of Azure usage which can be used for production hosting. Normal MSDN Azure usage is for dev/test only.

 

Only downside is that you cannot have web development as your main business. Kind of fine terms when thinking about it. You get access to pretty much anything from Microsoft to use for your development. I have been very happy about the BizSpark program so far.


In Topic: What is Your Preferred Engine(s)/Framework(s) and Why?

27 September 2014 - 11:29 AM


In Topic: Free game engines for 3d games

24 September 2014 - 01:47 PM

http://www.panda3d.org/

http://jmonkeyengine.org/

http://www.ogre3d.org/

 

Now you have some cool 3d rendering engines to have fun with all free and cool to use for research.

 

If you want an open world engine then:

http://www.gritengine.com/

 

The choices are many.


In Topic: My teams all hate eachother.

14 September 2014 - 10:14 AM

With no sight of income you will have to show exceptional leadership and spokesman-ship in order to keep the team together.

 

You will be the problem solver, the middle man, the glue and you also have the job of telling the team who important they all are and why the whole Clock will break if one person(wheel) breaks off or stop.

 

Look up social engineering and management on the net. 

 

Also you need to read about Mintzberg's roles in companies:

http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/management-roles.htm

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Mintzberg

 

Also google mintzberg model and look at the picture.

 

A leader needs to make people in the organization get over their controversies. If a conflict among group members become too big then you might wanna split them up in lesser groups and act as the middle communication link. Some skilled people simply just do not get along. In order to save a project from the sure death you might wanna choose such a solution.

 

In other situations taking the whole group out to drink and shake them together in the same bag so to say and hold a speech about how strong the team is when working together toward the same goal(making the game) might be a good start on a beautiful teamwork.

 

In some very rare cases where a person is completely out of reach when common sense is applied one will have to get rid of a person.

 

  • No art no game. No tool(game engine etc.)
  • no events, no story or script no sense of entertainment(sometimes).
  • No game player programmer no sense of advancement.

It is your job to fully communicate those fact out to the group. You as the organizer hold the future of the whole project in your hand. You have to say the right things to make people feel the right way and respect each other. That becomes even more important when a conflict pops up. Make the team into a part of their identity and make them feel like a part of the project.

 

If you cannot do this then you will see other in the group step up to do this(natural leaders) or the whole group project fall apart.

 

You Need To Learn Management. 


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