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#4963784 game structuring software

Posted by on 27 July 2012 - 04:34 PM

i have looked around and found none, and was wondering if anyone knows of any free software that aids in game development. not an engine. a program that helps organize and plan aspects of the game before its created. something everyone on the team can access and modify, put in sound tracks, 3d models they think could work, code snippets etc. and everyone can view and discuss.

hope i got the point across good, thanks!

#4960575 is "game designing" a role in its self?

Posted by on 18 July 2012 - 12:02 PM

Yes you can.
However, this probably won't be the first job you land in the industry or you may need to go through 'outside channels'.

In my area, we're lucky enough that we have a special school where they have you working on an actual game while being mentored by people from the industry.
This is the kind of platform you should be looking for: not only do you acquire a tremendous lot of 'field experience' (rather than theory, which by the way you should really have too) but it all happens right in front of the people that will be recruiting you later on. In other words, its like the minor league from which game companies are drafting.

Also, if your will is to get into the industry (as opposed to becoming an indie for example) I would recommend that you work from preset ideas rather than your own.
Everyone has great ideas, but big companies aren't interested in those. They have their own very high level idea, and they need people to put this into words/images/feelings.
Ask a friend what games they'd like to play, and design it for them. You might learn a thing or two as you go along.

thanks man for the advice. not sure if i want to be an indie or work a company. but i think asking a friend for an idea and then design would be good.

also everyone else, thanks.

#4931201 should i be a game designer?

Posted by on 14 April 2012 - 08:44 AM

thanks everyone. i am going to try and stick with learning programming, but also maybe branch out to some art work.

i will try-out these engines to maybe get some quick sketches of my ideas tho just to get it out and real :)

#4931125 should i be a game designer?

Posted by on 13 April 2012 - 11:02 PM

thanks man :) definitely look into it. i think i just wore down my enthusiasm right now, iv been googling everything from, what is .tryparse mean in C#?! to, would i need to buy a server to host a small fps game with my friends . lol... 12 AM where i live, and i felt like raging the internet and kicking my computer haha.

thanks for your input tho, very much appreciated!

#4931122 should i be a game designer?

Posted by on 13 April 2012 - 10:55 PM

ok thanks. how much C# will i need to know to use unity3d???

#4931117 should i be a game designer?

Posted by on 13 April 2012 - 10:45 PM

well what is a game engine i can use that needs no, or very little programming, maybe just some easy scripting...

computer graphics...hmm sounds interesting, how do i get into that?

#4931113 should i be a game designer?

Posted by on 13 April 2012 - 10:29 PM

iv been trying to learn programming, but i feel like im more of a creative person. programming is alright but i just cant get thru all the boring coding! i constantly come up with ideas i wish i could bring to life is the reason i wanted to learn programming, but i just dont think its gonna work.

im stuck between a rock and a hard place here, i want to make my ideas tangible and real, but the programming eats my brain away like a cancer! what do i do?

#4930537 hi if you are new to any aspect of game design(like me) but want to work...

Posted by on 12 April 2012 - 04:33 AM

No offense, but teamwork complicates matters quite a bit. If you don't know what you're doing, you're not going to be able to communicate it...

And as a beginner, it's going to take some months to get out of the basic syntax and debugging learning stage; forming a team is premature.

its not a "team" per-say, its a more like small group of people who can share there programming knowlege with each other and help with bugs and such... like this forum, but on a small personal, project level.

#4930536 need some help with code(noob)

Posted by on 12 April 2012 - 04:31 AM

nevermind i fixed it now :), with break it ends the loop and closes my program but i made a new line that says, if you dont try Y or n or N or y then it askes again...bu thanks, i learned a new keyword break :)

#4930447 hi if you are new to any aspect of game design(like me) but want to work...

Posted by on 11 April 2012 - 07:22 PM

no, i really sugest using skype if you do want to work with me, thats why my other associates use, 1 in europe area and 1 in east USA, so it would be difficult to use more then 1 social network to contact differnt people...

#4930445 hi if you are new to any aspect of game design(like me) but want to work...

Posted by on 11 April 2012 - 07:13 PM

i dont do web-cam... but if you dont even have a mic you can listen\type, i mean its instant chat which is alot faster then this forum, and if everyone has mics its much better to talk and code lol. if your interested please get skype Posted Image

#4930435 hi if you are new to any aspect of game design(like me) but want to work...

Posted by on 11 April 2012 - 06:59 PM

well i plan on starting small you know with a text-based, and after that a single player 2d adventure game, like mario, and after that an rpg game, and after that maybe mmorpg... my main goal is a 3d enviroment where players can interact with the world. like a community, sort of a MMO but very small scale like a maybe 50 people or so... i can explain more in depth over skype if you want but thats an overview. but thats just what i want im always open to ideas and opinions and helping with other projects when i can and offering whatever help i can. altho im just a noob im learning pretty fast, made some paper roc scissors games :P lol

#4930430 hi if you are new to any aspect of game design(like me) but want to work...

Posted by on 11 April 2012 - 06:50 PM

i am a beginner learning C#, hoping to design games in the near future and im looking for anyone who would like to join me. i would sugest you also be a beginner but if you have some knowledge of anything on game design and dont care about working with some noob, message me! i have a skype i can contact you with

please be in USA time zones :) thanks!

#4929741 Should you design combat mechanics so it expects players to have 50 or 100 ping?

Posted by on 09 April 2012 - 09:00 PM

i know some games use a ping "buffer" which makes everyone ping the same as the highest, unless the highest is like 400... but i like your idea, i guess it would fair things... if you can go for it, if i knew how id do it or tell you how :P

#4929233 Creating a simple game, really simple !

Posted by on 08 April 2012 - 12:27 AM

well im totaly new at this stuff, but i have gotten microsoft visual exrpess 2010, and you can run C# thru it and about a week or two of studying the lanugage you should be able to make a simple simple game, if you have time for everyday 5-8 hour days Posted Image like i do. iv made a few simple games like" you have 5hp 5attck, enamy has 4 hp 6attack. then input what item you want to use, like a gun or sword, which have attack values and it then calculates who wins, depending on whatever values youv set in the program. hope this helps.

EDIT:oh and the program MVE 2010, i THINK can make browser operating program, i am almost noob at this just starting, i DO know it can do command line. and from there you can put it up on a site and then people can DL it and play using there command line. this is 1 way i know to distrubute games to other people, i dont know with browser tho.