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HNikolas

Member Since 01 Sep 2011
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Games to get ideas from?

02 November 2013 - 06:49 AM

I'm currently designing a game that will be running in browser(regular text based mostly) but I'm falling short on great ideas. Currently, the player is the manager of different game units, such as spaceships, stations, buildings. The game revolves around building and spreading out throughout the galaxy, mostly "base-building" and war.

 

Since people here know a lot about games, though it's the best place to ask for games that have similar mechanics to get some great ideas.


Books on different database types

07 July 2013 - 07:56 AM

Hello members of Gamedev, haven't been on these forums for a while now but now since it's summer and there is more time, I would like to pick up again on my hobby. For the last few days, I've gone over different database types, like MySQL, MongoDB but I feel like I've only scratched the surface.

 

Can anyone suggest a nice book on the subject?

I would like to learn about different database types, where they shine and what are their problems, so mostly theory and doesn't have to go too deep into teaching on how exactly to use them.

 

Books that look interesting:

Seven Databases in Seven Weeks: A Guide to Modern Databases and the NoSQL Movement

http://www.amazon.com/Seven-Databases-Weeks-Modern-Movement/dp/1934356921/

 

NoSQL Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Emerging World of Polyglot Persistence

http://www.amazon.com/NoSQL-Distilled-Emerging-Polyglot-Persistence/dp/0321826620


Game Engine for Windows Phone 7

16 July 2012 - 04:07 AM

Bought a Lumia 800 few days ago and would like to create few simple games for it. I know XNA but would like something that lets me complete projects more rapidly, thats why I would like to find a full-blown engine, perhaps even something like Unity.

After quick google I found the following:
Sunburn 150$
QuickstartEngine FREE but not sure if works with WP7, presumed it ebcause XNA 4 support.
FlatRedBall
Helium
Torque3D
FarseerPhysics Not entirely what I'm after but still worth mentioning.
Nine Looks like one of the best free ones on the list. Any thoughts?
Jemgine

If someone has any experience with the list I posted, would be awesome to hear what you think and if you could suggest me something else, would also be very appreciated!


Offtopic question: Anyone has any information about Unity being able to run on WP7?

Unity Pro licence from cheaper sources

09 July 2012 - 04:04 AM

I am not sure if this is the right subforum for this topic. If this is wrong subforum, then pardon and plese someone with the powers, move it to the right one. I would also like to mention that this topic is not here to buy Unity Pro licence from someone, it is currently purely theoretical.

I am really falling in love with Unity3D and would like to expand to the full licence just to unlock all of the power it can deliver. Looking at the shop, regular Unity Pro licence is $1500, so it costs more then I would ideally want to pay out(I understand its small money for game developing companies, but I am just indie guy who recently got back into game programming and Blender). I am wondering, from the licence and law perspective, is it allowed and possible to buy the Unity Pro licence second-hand from someone wanting to sell it and if yes, what precautions should be made?

Easy 3D modeling program to get me started

29 June 2012 - 01:52 PM

I am looking for an easy program that enables me to do models for my 3D game. I am willing to pay up to 500€ for the software but would of course prefer not to.

Priorities:
- Has to be easy to learn and use. Thats the most important!
- Under 500€ preferably
- Able to add animations is a big pluss.
- Any additional whistles that do not overly complicate it.


I have tested Blender and it looks very sweet, but it has so many buttons and would take a while to learn, so I would like something simpler(if that does not sound reasonable, then please tell).

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