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I''ll say if it was a race, I might ge it done in 2 hours.

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A game like pong.

2-3 Months of planning.

3-4 Weeks of coding.

4-6 Weeks of testing.

Forever for bug fixes.

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I agree. About 2 hours to get a basic app working.

About 2 months to embellish.

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I could see myself doing it in 2, but I''ll play it safe and say 3 hours. Granted it would be a really bare bones, crappy version of pong with lots of bugs, but I could get it done in 3 hours.

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acw: it looks like you''re last!

seriously, like the AP said if it was a race is different from trying to get a project done over half-term or whatever.

I think I could probably do it in a day - 2 days. I think acw''s pong would be super-3D-all singing-all dancing pong .

I think (I don''t know) in real life there isn''t too much of a rush and getting into the habit of going through the planning etc. and taking your time to do it well is a good idea.

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My first attempt at a game was pong last summer, I had finally learnt how to do a window and draw polygons so using plain GDI (no DirectX) it took me four hours. if i did it in direct X probably the same but would look much better. It can be found on my crude webpage. www.defcom1.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk


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Mmm, depends on the language/api combo I do it in really.

In C++ with DirectX - 5 hours.
In VB, with no API usage, 30 minutes.

All depends on the implementation. My VB 30-minute design would run on a standard windows form, and just move 3 picture controls arround. Easy easy. Replay value: 5 minutes.

C++/DirectX would run in full screen, be in 3d, and have about 10 minutes more replay value, play a nice sound when the ball hits a paddle, sound when ball leaves play. Replay value: 10 minutes.

An easy way to increase playability by a few more minutes, is to accelerate the ball every minute it is in play for. And have a "LEVEL X" indiciator at the top, so the player has a goal. I''d play that for... no, still 5 minutes. But I think that''s cause I''m bored easily and impatient...

Hell, I digress with the best.

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