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  1. I can't speak for ambershee. A triple-A game does cost that much to make. To make a game for the web and two mobile platforms won't cost that much to get to launch. However, the platforms you're talking about demand continued support post-launch. Easily 75% of the effort is spent after launch. These games have to be supported with new content and updates with lots of communication with the user community, if you want the game to continue earning money for your business. And after your first game has become a success, you have to continue supporting it while you start working on a second one (necessitating expansion of the business). So it's probable that my $1-2M was lowballing, but I think it would take quite some time to get up to the tens of millions, working on one game for web and mobile.     Agree with above but with condition this is a popular and good selling game, i believe developer or publisher wont spend much effort on low profitable game. Customer service, event and update are important for online game. 
  2.   You mean a new brand new company need 20-25 million initial investment to develop and publish a game? For real? Tons of game company out there and i don't really believe all of these company have such capital to run their game. 
  3.   Or you just need a good business plan to get investors to foot the bill.   I might say that it could be done for quite a bit less then $1m.  I was the tech lead on a top 10 iOS game for my company and there is no way it cost $1m to make.  Probably in the range of $300-$350k.  Granted the art in Clash of Clans is better then ours which is going to help drive up the price a fair amount.     I got zero knowledge about programming, illustration. Like many other gamer, we always have some idea which inspired on abc game and hoping some one will invest their money and whoala, this game get famous.   But the fact is, no one will invest on you, like tom said in his web, most of the publisher or developer already have their very own idea or plan. So in order to hope and wait some one will invest their money in, i prefer to find some way out to earn that particular amount. But if there is any investor are willing to invest their money on gamer idea, i will definitely give it a shot.
  4. Ah... sound like i got to be a multimillionaire in order to publish my desire game. 
  5. As per title, may i know how much it cost to develop a game similar like Clash of Clan, Friendly fire?    Actually i have an game idea in my mind, first inspire by Friendly Fire and followed by Clash of Clan. I know it's quite impossible to do it my self, but to satisfy my curiosity,  i would like to know how much it cost to develop this kind of game, from head to toe. And it should be compatible with android, ios and also can play on web. 
  6.     Dear Iron Man,    Thank you for your advice, in that case i shall proceed to CS50. 
  7. Dear Zeus and gods,    I am a brand new beginner to programming which have zero knowledge, and lately i have start a new topic to asking how should i start. Please refer to http://www.gamedev.net/topic/647165-how-to-develop-a-very-basic-game-i-dont-have-any-programming-knowledge-and-background/page-2#entry5090336. I receive lot's and lot's of comment and advice, and i really appreciate it, but when i want to real start, suddenly i feel stuck.   There is so many programming language out there, which one that i should learn first, as a beginner? When i go to CS50, they taught C, but i go to Coursera, i found a course taught Python, and i do believe there is lots of people out there teaching different language. So, here comes the question,      As a beginner, which language that i should learn first?   Thank You, Cronus
  8. "End with" as in you want to be hired by such a company or start a company like that? Both can be accomplished if you are diligent, motivated and play your cards right.   If you create an open source project and get a lot of fans you can get noticed (and eventually hired). If you use a lean startup approach (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lean_Startup) to start a business you might end up with a simple mobile blockbuster game and hire people for the MMO games.   Dear Commander,    Thank you for all the link, i will take a look on it later on. Talking about the future, it will more likely to start a company like that. I am now having 2 idea of Mobile games, 1 idea of RPG  game and 1 idea of online game. It just an idea, or something that i personally think is cool . Perhaps i will share it out in future, but what i need to do now is enhance every skill that i need to learn. 
  9.     Like I said you won't be able to make decent games without programming knowledge. The tool you provided is just another one of all those tools which is fine to use if you want to level up your game design skills. Yes you will be able to create few games as far as this concrete engine allows you (by spending quite some time to learn it while you could actually put this time into learning some programming/scripting languages and algorithms), but without basic understanding of what is going on behind the scenes you probably won't be able to become good game maker.   Mr President,    i have now start with CS50.tv.. seriously... i learn course from Harvard Lecturer for FREE? Unbelievable. 
  10.     Like I said you won't be able to make decent games without programming knowledge. The tool you provided is just another one of all those tools which is fine to use if you want to level up your game design skills. Yes you will be able to create few games as far as this concrete engine allows you (by spending quite some time to learn it while you could actually put this time into learning some programming/scripting languages and algorithms), but without basic understanding of what is going on behind the scenes you probably won't be able to become good game maker.     Very truth
  11.       Yeah, RPG MAKER is mainly for RPG, it's also a short cut for those newbie. I have heard about C++ and others, but before i go to those, better i learn programming first
  12.   this would be a very helpfull post here, check up those lines   <canvas id='canvas' width='640' height='480'></canvas> <script> var x_pos = 320; var y_pos = 200; var width = 640; var height = 480; var game_won = false; var canvas = document.getElementById("canvas").getContext("2d"); function DrawThings() {  canvas.fillStyle="#004f00";  canvas.fillRect(0,0,width,height);  canvas.fillStyle="#ffffff";  canvas.fillRect(x_pos,y_pos,10,10);  canvas.font="22px arial";  canvas.fillStyle="#ff0000";  canvas.fillText(" EScape - Grrreat javascript game by fir ",20,20);  if(game_won)   {   canvas.fillStyle="#ffaa00";   canvas.fillText(" You escaped! :) Congratulations Game Over ",20,70);   }  } function RunGame() { if(x_pos<0 || x_pos>width || y_pos<0 || y_pos>height) game_won = true; DrawThings(); } document.onkeydown = function() {   switch (window.event.keyCode)   {    case 37: x_pos-=10; break;    case 38: y_pos-=10; break;    case 39: x_pos+=10; break;    case 40: y_pos+=10; break;   } }; setInterval(function(){ RunGame();} , 100); </script>   insert it into text file and rename it as a something.html then  you could run it in browser, This is quite powerfull and easy environment to make some games (i wrote it in about half an hour - it may be somewhat wrong, cause i never ever in my life was doin something html/javascript related, (i am c man), but it is very quick and fine way to start IMO) It is honey easy way to start running something.     Thank you Professor X,    But these thing.. he may know me, but i don't know none of them at all.. LOL. 
  13.     I fixed that ;)     Dear Savior,    Thank you very much for your help!
  14. Dear SuperHero!    Noted with thanks, I will look in to in soon.    Fact i have a goal in my mind. I would like to end with a Entertainment Company, come with 3 main department which develop online game (like WOW) , mobile game (something like Angry Bird or Candy Crush) and also mobile apps which targeted social media, business and finance.    Btw, it just an imagination. Too big to achieve.     
  15. Dear Guardian of the Earth,      Thank you for your comment and contribution! And yeah, i appreciate it! I have download a software named '' RPG Maker VX ACE''. What you think about this software?