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  1. What software did you use for the art? And game engine?
  2. Sell it on digital.
  3. What engine?
  4. What method do you use to write this.
  5. I am sorry if some don't understand what i'm try to say.   I was wondering how can you write a story (for a game) that pretty much going to be told over the gameplay (Like playing the while the Narrator talks at parts). If you every played the game "Trine" or "Dust: Elysian Tail" (although it more Trine was the insperation for me), that what i am talking about.    
  6. I'm a beginner. I was wondering if I can develop a 2D Game Engine with Java (or even HTML5 for web games?) I know SOME C++.
  7. Why is it overpriced?
  8. So I am in the [pre] production process of making my game. I was thinking of a 2D Game Engine. Can it be done with JavaScript, HTML5? I want it to look like this: http://cdn4.steampowered.com/v/gfx/apps/26800/0000007899.1920x1080.jpg?t=1383936315 (if link doesn't work, it's the game 'Braid'). Will it be complex (to make it look like that?)
  9. So does Unity let you code with Java? I want to TRY to make a game with Java. Is it possible? (In Unity)   EDIT: Also what engine should i use to make HTML5 Games?
  10. So I have a game in development. It's a side-scroller action platform (kinda like Trine). It more of a side scrolling shooter with [Max: The Curse of Brotherhood] mechanics. I'm not ready to show pics or so. I want some ideas to add. Thanks!
  11. So I making Side-Scroller game. I need advice on pricing. How much? $1 any good for a IOS (possibly even AD)?
  12. https://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/000/876/919/a1d0e45fc7a68f4c962f2ebcd7a2210c_large.jpg?1377909641 Thanks.
  13. So I am developing a small 2D side-scroller game (like Dust: Elysian Tale).i need some suggestions? 1. Will people play games with voices (actors)? I mean since I am a ONE man (teen I guess as I am 16) Dev team? I will add text for characters. 2. Suggestions for type of game modes? (Have a couple, want to hear more from ppl). 3. Is Greenlight (steam) hard to get into? I will probably publish on XBL (ID@Xbox). Thanks!
  14. Will be released on other platforms?
  15. Love it? Steam release?