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How easy is it to collaborate on a game remotely?

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I am learning C, so this question is somewhat future-thinking, but how easy would it be to design and create a game strictly on the web, with other people around the country/world? Is this even possible? Thanks in advance.

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Totally depends on the people involved. If you all get along with one another and are all willing to work to completion then it can definitely be done. I used to cooperate to script new behaviors for RMXP with some hombres from a fan site. MSN messenger was enough to keep us all on the same page, but we were good friends and the scripts were pretty simple. It's usually easier to communicate technical concepts on a computer than it is verbally, though it helps to throw in a bit of MS Paint and voice chat from time to time.

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how easy would it be to design and create a game strictly on the web [collaborate on a game remotely?]

 

NOTHING is easy.  Developing a collaborative game is easier than building a working orbital launch vehicle, but not as easy as winning the lottery (winning the lottery is pretty easy on the face of it - all you have to do is buy a ticket; the only hard thing is that you have to be extremely lucky).  Why even ask "how easy" something is to do, or "how hard" it is to do?  What's the point? 

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You should have asked how hard it is to collaborate on the web. Well if you can get a team or just a few people to work with you and can menage to get something other than email for comuncation like free forums or such, than collaboration will persist as long as there is motivation.

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You should have asked how hard it is to collaborate on the web. Well if you can get a team or just a few people to work with you and can menage to get something other than email for comuncation like free forums or such, than collaboration will persist as long as there is motivation.

Agreed the hardest part is finding people who say they will work on it, and actually do what they say. I've started several projects over the net with people I only know from the net. All of those projects died because people stop showing up to work on it.

I even joined a project some one else started, a few days later he wasn't heard from for 2 months. Edited by EddieV223

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Maybe "easy" was the wrong word... I just wanted to know if it had been done successfully before and any pitfalls that go along with it. Thanks

 

Those are MUCH better questions.

1. Yes, it has.

2. Read a lot of the posts in the Business And Law forum (since collaborative projects are usually business endeavors).

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