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Is game development possible without being able to program?

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The reason I ask is because I do not seem to have the ability to be able to program(and yes it has been tried many times before you start asking if I've tried). The only thing it seems I can do is just do writing of the games stories and world visualization(aka I can write how I percieve the game world). An example is of a MMo I have in mind(not as a beginning project mind you) where I have a timeline set up, how certain elements of the games story come together(mind you it's just being thought out). I doubt that would be good enough for anything. I realize this might be a lost cause, but would like any input if possible on how I can accomplish it.

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OH NOES HE SAID MMO!!!! EVERYONE FLAME HIM!!!

Anyways, I'm pretty sure the only requirement to game development is, hmm, playing video games?

Just my opinion though.

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how badly do you want it. If you want it badly, you'll do whatever it takes to get it.


Well...I really want to do, except that I am not able to understand programming and working with 3d (It's part of a disability that I have, very hard for me to explain it).



Xetheriel- what's so bad about MMO as a generic term? Only requirement to game development in playing games? That makes no sense to me

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Anyways, I'm pretty sure the only requirement to game development is, hmm, playing video games?

Hmm? You mean, like 'The only requirement to become a forest ranger is, hmm, eating deer'.

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I think that behind are the times when the programmers were the only people developing games. I think that there is place in game industry for a person who isn't familiar with programming.

- A person who isn't familiar with programming may have plenty of useful ideas or is able to conduct research for modellers or do level design.

- I know several of people in the game industry who have master's degree in a totally different field than computers or anything related.

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Well...I really want to do, except that I am not able to understand programming and working with 3d (It's part of a disability that I have, very hard for me to explain it).

Hmm, it is a disability of sight or hand? Or a mental thing? Anyway, as long as you can type, you can learn to program, I think. There are more people with handicap here working away on their games than you might imagine.
Even if you don't want to get into coding/3D, you can design games, producing design docs and ideas and stuff, and then go find a team in the help wanted forum.

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Xetheriel- what;s so bad about MMO as a generic term?


The bad thing about MMO is that it is Massive Multiplayer, which requires a bootload of coding, rather deep network knowledge, and Massive content.
So many newbies posted 'Hi I have no idea what I'm talking about but I'm gonna make a baddass MMORPG, need team', that many have developed kinda allergic reactions when someone talks 'MMORPG'. Nothing personal. [smile]

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Well...I really want to do, except that I am not able to understand programming and working with 3d (It's part of a disability that I have, very hard for me to explain it).

Hmm, it is a disability of sight or hand? Or a mental thing? Anyway, as long as you can type, you can learn to program, I think. There are more people with handicap here working away on their games than you might imagine.
Even if you don't want to get into coding/3D, you can design games, producing design docs and ideas and stuff, and then go find a team in the help wanted forum.

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Xetheriel- what's so bad about MMO as a generic term?


The bad thing about MMO is that it is Massive Multiplayer, which requires a bootload of coding, rather deep network knowledge, and Massive content.
So many newbies posted 'Hi I have no idea what I'm talking about but I'm gonna make a baddass MMORPG, need team', that many have developed kinda allergic reactions when someone talks 'MMORPG'. Nothing personal. [smile]


First off it's a mental disability ( for example I have a good understandinf of computers in which I can install hardware[and obviously software] know the parts and read about them, but as soon as I try to go as far a programming my brain 'fails to compute'), second of all...I was just using the MMO as an example. I've read about what some of the projects are pretty bad starter project(which i believe MMO is #1), but what I have planned in just something I'd like to get to one day be it a year after the first game is made or 5 years and a few games, no harm in planning for the future right?

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Hey,

Im starting a MMO, and yes were going fine (core of engine being constructed)

I had no idea what programming involved, i had a very small amount of knowlage in 3D, all you need to do i download truespace 3.2 (google it) and mess around, use tutorials, its easy.

Then come here and either join a team as a designer, or ask for people to join, i recommend you have a complete design document typed up to show people.

OFF TOPIC
if you want, i will post some concept art, and renders here to show how were getting on.

Good Luck!

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