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Tom Sloper

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#5288445 What would you do in this scenario

Posted by Tom Sloper on 24 April 2016 - 09:27 AM

@Tom Sloper- It's a school, all of the contract details are around teaching and learning, theres nothing software development in there.


Then you probably have unrestricted ownership of the code you wrote. But check with a lawyer.


#5288316 What would you do in this scenario

Posted by Tom Sloper on 23 April 2016 - 11:05 AM

Assume there's
no clause in your contract to say any software that is developed is property of the
company regardless of where it was made. Do you own the IP of said software ?


Whether you do or not, the school might believe otherwise. You need to talk to a lawyer.


#5288314 My understanding for developing a video game, can I get some insight?

Posted by Tom Sloper on 23 April 2016 - 11:01 AM

My understanding for designing a video game


So as not to confuse anyone, I'm changing the title of your thread. You aren't asking about
"designing." You're asking about developing a game.


#5287783 What's My Outlook for a Video Game Job Given My Situation?

Posted by Tom Sloper on 20 April 2016 - 09:04 AM

It's more than just "nice to have" a design portfolio ready when you go for the job interview. Make one.


#5287781 What's My Outlook for a Video Game Job Given My Situation?

Posted by Tom Sloper on 20 April 2016 - 08:55 AM

I've decided to ... build my own text adventure game in Java. I've got a good understanding of classes(abstract, immutable), interfaces, and methods. ...
Let's assume I complete my text adventure game, what are my chances of becoming a game designer?


Are you sure "game designer" is the job you're going for? Because it sounds more like you're going for a
job as a java programmer. Are you aware of the job requirements for a game designer?


#5287477 2D cyberpunk game concept

Posted by Tom Sloper on 18 April 2016 - 10:27 AM

Any languages recommend for mobile game coding? I am considering Visual Basic. But some people said it is old and dying language.


This is the Visual Arts forum. If you want advice on what language to use in
programming your game, please post
such requests in the For Beginners forum.


#5286790 Where can I hire game writers and designers ?

Posted by Tom Sloper on 13 April 2016 - 09:41 PM

And where can I find professional ones other than freelance websites ?


So you're willing to pay after all, and not "defer" payment?


#5286734 Contract for this situation?

Posted by Tom Sloper on 13 April 2016 - 01:23 PM

This is EA we're talking about.....
Would be a pipe dream, if it was any other company. with EA, they're more likely to march in, take our stuff, and claim they made it.


Your post is unclear. Either you're saying you want to hire EA out of your own pocket to do animations for your indie project, or
you're saying you're modding an EA game. Do you still have a contract question?


#5286394 Gauging 2 new concepts, and my (potential) first game

Posted by Tom Sloper on 11 April 2016 - 05:35 PM

questions:
Any of you know a good way of networking a small team like the one I just mentioned? could I use Gmail or some other form of email
?
How long will it take to complete all the tutorials, and then the dungeon crawler? how much will it cost? any estimates?


Those are not Game Design questions. Those are producer questions (Production/Management). Shall I move this to the appropriate forum, or are there also Game Design questions in this thread?


#5286303 Game concept

Posted by Tom Sloper on 11 April 2016 - 09:17 AM

It's for children.
It takes place in a rural area.
It involves jumping.
It might be in the wrong forum.


#5286147 Where can I hire game writers and designers ?

Posted by Tom Sloper on 10 April 2016 - 09:28 AM

Now, I want to hire a game writer, but not on a freelance platform, on a website specialized for game designers and/or writers because tge payment will be deferred. For example, I am looking for 3D artists on BlenderArtists forum.


You want to "hire" someone, but payment will be "deferred." Great. That means you want to hire an amateur.
Because professionals don't work on spec. Your best bet is the Classifieds section here on GameDev. I don't know where else to find suckers I mean people willing to work on spec.


#5286146 Where can I hire game writers and designers ?

Posted by Tom Sloper on 10 April 2016 - 09:25 AM

This is not a Game Design question. Why does everybody think everything always has to be posted in Game Design?
Sheesh!
Moving it to Production/Management.


#5285953 Assembling A Large Dev Team

Posted by Tom Sloper on 08 April 2016 - 10:37 PM

P., that's awesome that you have several million dollars for this project. I hope you don't fritter it away!
First, hire a technical director (someone with several projects already under his belt, and lead experience).
Then ask him or her your questions above.
Good luck!


#5285499 Contract for this situation?

Posted by Tom Sloper on 06 April 2016 - 04:26 PM

3. Wait, the Team is an entity, even tho it's not legal group?
If so, how would I even sign the agreements myself as the team administrator?


If you're paying the contractor out of your own pocket, the agreement is between you and the contractor.


#5285468 How to create EMPATHY in Games

Posted by Tom Sloper on 06 April 2016 - 12:48 PM

Moving this to the Writing forum.

I felt empathy in Ico, Never Alone, and Heavy Rain. Haven't played That Dragon, Cancer yet.

Edit: Also The Last Of Us, when the daughter is killed.

Edit2: I'm not giving detailed answers because you need to do your own homework (we don't help with homework here).




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