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3D Audio Game

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m4uesviecr    419

This is really cool! It's a shame that I didn't attend GDC; I would have loved to hear the process that you went through to produce the sound for this project.

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CBledsoejr    248

Very cool! Thanks for sharing! It's great to see other people visiting this idea of audio games now that the technology is so available to everyone with the presence of iOS devices.

 

It's funny, I've had an idea for an audio game for awhile, but

 

1. I'm not a game designer and

2. These things require custom audio engines and I just don't have the skill set for that.

 

BUT!

 

I was in talks with the guys over at Something Else who created the http://papaengine.com/ This was about a year ago and they basically said "Give us a little longer, we're working on an engine/API that will be available to license!" So I've held my horses and now it looks like I have to revisit this idea of mine

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bschmidt1962    2299

Hey Cbledsoejr!

That sound cool.  Yes, Somethin' else is apparently now licensing their 3D sound engine.  See if you have any friends who do iOS programming and turn your idea into a game.  Or were you thinking of trying to programing it yourself.

iOS SDK is pretty good, though it took me a while to get the hang of parts of it. 

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CBledsoejr    248

Hey Cbledsoejr!

That sound cool.  Yes, Somethin' else is apparently now licensing their 3D sound engine.  See if you have any friends who do iOS programming and turn your idea into a game.  Or were you thinking of trying to programing it yourself.

iOS SDK is pretty good, though it took me a while to get the hang of parts of it. 

 

I've been looking to partner with someone who is skilled in programming and can maybe do a test run with me and get a prototype done (So I know what I'm getting myself into!) I do have a friend in mind who has been open to the idea so we'll see how things go, might be a fun experience.

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bschmidt1962    2299
I do have a friend in mind who has been open to the idea so we'll see how things go, might be a fun experience.

 

Awesome!

One thing I would suggest.  Take your idea from "an idea for an audio game" and turn it into a detailed, written design document.  There are 500 decisions that need to be made even for the simplest game idea, and defining them is 98% of game design.  That'll also make it much easier for your programmer friend to do what you have in mind.  and in the process of writing it, you'll uncover a host of these sorts of issues and be forced to spell them out.

Let us know how things go!

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CBledsoejr    248

 

I do have a friend in mind who has been open to the idea so we'll see how things go, might be a fun experience.

 

Awesome!

One thing I would suggest.  Take your idea from "an idea for an audio game" and turn it into a detailed, written design document.  There are 500 decisions that need to be made even for the simplest game idea, and defining them is 98% of game design.  That'll also make it much easier for your programmer friend to do what you have in mind.  and in the process of writing it, you'll uncover a host of these sorts of issues and be forced to spell them out.

Let us know how things go!

 

 

Cool! Thanks for the advice, it's definitely something I'd like to do eventually so hopefully when some more details surface I can share the experience ;)

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