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Member Since 24 Jan 2012
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Web game developers- Flash or Unity3D? (or others?)

24 January 2012 - 04:21 PM

Hello everyone!

I'm trying to make a web based RTS game that's either isometric, or 3D with a fixed camera angle. I'm currently torn between using Flash or Unity3D (or webgl?), and I would want to hear you guys opinions on which is the best technology to use.

What I imagine to be the Pros of Flash:
- no additional plugin install (If I use Unity3D, I fear that many players will turn away due to the additional plugin required... I heard that they are planning to integrate Unity into Chrome and flash, but I'm not sure how long I need to wait for this to happen)

What I imagine to be the Cons of Flash:
- I haven't seen any 3D RTS coded in flash, so I'm not sure if flash can handle all the 3D renderings as smoothly.
- It's slowly getting replaced by other web technologies

Any suggestions/comments would be great!

Beginner question for (maybe) Isometric games

24 January 2012 - 02:34 AM

Hello everyone, I'm not new to programming, but I am a newbie to game development. I took an undergrad course in computer graphics (not long ago), so I have a very basic understanding of how games are made. It's been my childhood dream to create a game, and I think this is a good time for me to start chase after that dream.

The last time I've been to gamedev.net (like a few years ago), I remembered there was a subsection on the forum for isometric games. I could not find that subsection this time around, so I decide to post my question in the second most appropriate section (i.e., here).

Long story short, I have a game idea in mind that I want to implement. And I have 2 requirements for this game:
1. This is going to be an isometric-like game. I used to word "like" because I'm also fine making a 3D game with a non-moving camera, which looks similar to an isometric game.
2. I want this game to run in a web browser.
- I was thinking of using Unity3D or html5 for this, unless someone give me a good reason to use flash (i.e., it's 100x easier to make it in flash). Keep in mind that I have no experience in Flash :P

Can anyone give me some ideas of what technology I should use (game engines, etc)? And what are some good resources for beginners trying to make isometric-like games?