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  1. Thanks for the links guys. Both look like what I need.
  2. Hi all,   I am new to all of this and am looking to develop a Browser (and turn) based Pool game. Ideally I would like to try and do something in HTML5 / Javascript.   I am a keen learner and would like to do as much as I can myself but, Like I said, this is all new to me.   Can anybody, give me a nudger in the right direction with this like resources etc?   Your advice is welcomed and appreciated .
  3. Thanks for the feedback people. Made intersting reading,   Tom Sloper, I would like to make sure that I have covered all avenues, so to speak, before I give more details (hope you undertsand), But as soon as it is done I will be in touch.
  4. Fleblanc and Alavaro, Great comments should have seen that coming, However, I did put in my original post "If I gave more detail".   I am basically just looking for someone who can give me an idea, once I have given the information, of how long and how much it would cost. Obviously I don't expect any guesses if I don't give the information.!
  5. Hi all,   I am new to the forums so please excuse me if I have posted this in the wrong board!   Basically, I am NOT a GameDev (even though I would love to learn how to do it all eventually) but I do have an Idea for an online game.   Obviously there are places like Odesk, Freelancer etc where I could get help with my project but in all honesty, and due to my (lack of) experience, I have no idea on timescales etc etc.   Can anyone point me in the right direction as to where I could find such information if I gave more detail.....?