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Earl53    138
Hi everyone, I'm not a game designer but I'm looking for one. Many years ago I use to program in basic but those days are far gone and I haven't a clue how to design one now. I do however have a great idea for a two-person strategy game. I'm looking for someone to do the programing on this idea. It's an old game that I've loved through the ages with a modern twist to it. I went to program it in basic programing but someone had already done it so now I've come up with a better design for it. Just looking for the right person to program it. If anyone is interested let me know and I'll share it. You can email me and put "Game Idea" as the subject. That way I'll know. My ISP mail has a spam folder for new mail and I check it constantly. Paul

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remigius    1172
You might have more luck posting your help request in the Help wanted forum (be sure to follow the format explained in the sticky on top of the forum listing). Disclosing the name of the old game will probably also make it easier to find other people who loved it and want to help you have a go at reimplementing it.

Good luck :)

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Glak    315
also you are going to want to give an indication of how much money you are willing to pay the guy to make your game instead of his game. What no money? Then what are you offering? You see where I am going with this? I recommend that you brush up on your programming skills.

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Earl53    138
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You might have more luck posting your help request in the Help wanted forum (be sure to follow the format explained in the sticky on top of the forum listing). Disclosing the name of the old game will probably also make it easier to find other people who loved it and want to help you have a go at reimplementing it.

Good luck :)


Thanks I will do that then.

Paul

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Earl53    138
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also you are going to want to give an indication of how much money you are willing to pay the guy to make your game instead of his game. What no money? Then what are you offering? You see where I am going with this? I recommend that you brush up on your programming skills.


That would be worked out in the details so I don't see where you're going. I'm already into too much stuff now to brush up on my programming so I'll just stick to seeing who would be interested in making it. What if just took credit for the idea and left the rest to the programmer? I didn't think money when I came up with this idea. I just wanted to see it put together. I'm weird like that.

Paul

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Qitsune    186
The thing is, people have ideas about games all the time. Programmers too. So they usually prefer working on their own game idea than anyone else's. Unless that anyone is willing to give them money or barter something useful to them.

Same goes for artists.

Your best bet is to do it yourself. Too busy to do it yourself? Do you expect proficient programmers to sit around waiting for guys like you to fall from the sky so that they can at last do something useful?

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Earl53    138
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Original post by QitsuneYour best bet is to do it yourself. Too busy to do it yourself? Do you expect proficient programmers to sit around waiting for guys like you to fall from the sky so that they can at last do something useful?


I bet you're just a barrel of fun at a party.

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Earl53    138
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What about sharing your "better design" ideas with the team that is allready working on this game-clone?


I did not know. I'm still looking around this site. Where can I find it?

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Earl53    138
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Any chance we will find out what this grand idea is?


I posted it in the Help Wanted like suggested.

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Jettoz    288
People grow up, this isn't high school. I don't see how a simple question about looking for someone to program his idea turns into people being idiots.

Earl53 the best thing you can do is attempt to learn some programming, I wouldn't go with DarkBASIC but if you really want to go with DarkBASIC PRO. I'm guessing you're not looking to spend 5 years learning C++ or another language so maybe Python would be a great language for you, it was used to create Civilization 4 which is a great game might I add. You can use Python with PyGame or you can learn a number of language such as JAVA.

I would suggest Python if you want quicker results, now I don't program in Python because I went from BASIC to C++ and C#. Below I've included some links that will help you to get started!

http://www.python.org/
http://www.pygame.org/news.html

If this game is 2D maybe you might want even faster results which can be obtained from Game Maker, now I'm a person who fully stays away from Game Makers because your games will be very slow and are limited. If you're still interested in Game Maker check out the site below.

http://www.gamemaker.nl

Good Luck!

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Earl53    138
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Try Dark Basic. Should be perfect for what you're trying to do.


Thanks! I've downloaded the demo to try. I'll see what I can do with it.

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Earl53    138
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Original post by JettozEarl53 the best thing you can do is attempt to learn some programming, I wouldn't go with DarkBASIC but if you really want to go with DarkBASIC PRO. I'm guessing you're not looking to spend 5 years learning C++ or another language so maybe Python would be a great language for you, it was used to create Civilization 4 which is a great game might I add. You can use Python with PyGame or you can learn a number of language such as JAVA.

I would suggest Python if you want quicker results, now I don't program in Python because I went from BASIC to C++ and C#. Below I've included some links that will help you to get started!

http://www.python.org/
http://www.pygame.org/news.html

If this game is 2D maybe you might want even faster results which can be obtained from Game Maker, now I'm a person who fully stays away from Game Makers because your games will be very slow and are limited. If you're still interested in Game Maker check out the site below.

http://www.gamemaker.nl

Good Luck!


Thanks for the info. I'm 53 years old, do you think I have 5 years to spend on learning something new? Most of my time is spent as a photographer and soon to be map maker. My brother also went from basic to C++, but even he has forgotten a lot of it. Game maker isn't what I'm looking for and I've loaded the demo of Darkbasic and will give that a try. Thanks again.

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