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NerdyGnome

Member Since 14 Feb 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 02 2012 04:55 AM
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In Topic: New to game development

18 February 2012 - 07:41 AM


I dont want to rain on your parade or anything but you will not be able to make a game like Runescape. That's a MMORPG and takes years for big teams to develop Posted Image

You're better off with doing stuff like Pong, Pacman and maybe even a platformer when you're ready? Just increase the difficulty of the game after every finished project and you'll be fine Posted Image


There's lot of RPG's made by one guy, and they're better than Runescape...how come I can't do it? With work and dedication I'll do it and I know it'll take years.


Well, you said you wanted to make a game like RS, and RS is a MMORPG, which is a HUGE game. Seeing as it takes years for a big team of professionals to make a MMORPG it will take a single beginner lots and lots of years. If you really want to do it you will probably be able to do it but since it will take so many years there is a high chance of you not completing it.

I'm not trying to be a douche, just being realistic.

EDIT: There is lots of different RPG's, maybe try making a text-based?

In Topic: New to game development

17 February 2012 - 06:51 PM

I dont want to rain on your parade or anything but you will not be able to make a game like Runescape. That's a MMORPG and takes years for big teams to develop :P

You're better off with doing stuff like Pong, Pacman and maybe even a platformer when you're ready? Just increase the difficulty of the game after every finished project and you'll be fine :)

In Topic: Java or C++?

17 February 2012 - 04:14 PM

A lower pay would not be a really big problem unless it's a really significant amount. Programming games as a hobby on the side sounds good too, I dont really know what to do at the moment. But seing as I have a couple of years left I will probably figure something out :D

In Topic: Java or C++?

16 February 2012 - 03:05 AM

Thanks for all your help guys, I appreciate it. I think I will stick to Java for atleast a year or two and then start with C++.

As for rip-off's questions:

1) I'm not great, but not bad either. I've fiddled around with Java for many years but it was some time ago I decided to focus on it.
2) I'm in first year of college, so I have atleast 3 years before I willl look for jobs.

I was actually thinking of getting a job as a java programmer in the software industry after college. Maybe work there for a few years while doing some cool game projects on the side. After I've saved up some money and more experience from game making I'll try to look for a job in the game industry.
How does that sound?

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