If you had about 1,000,000 to spend on the design of your own game, what woud you design?
Well it just so happens that I have somebody who will fund the development of a game. My cousin has been into real estate for many years now, and she knew I was majoring in computer programming, and that I loved video games. She told me that if I were to build a game that she would fund it! The cool part is that my cousin is a millionaire!. Now I would never ask her to go that far in shelling out a million dollars, but maybe a few thousand?
Ultimatley what I want to do is make a simple but fun game and try and get it on steam so I can make some money to pay for an education in game development at Full Sail University, I can't transfer my credits unfortunatly because Full Sail wants me to have my student loans payed off before I can transfer .
My ideas right now are limited by the fact that my skill set is limited to programming and even then I have never programmed AI before), and that I am only one person and I would not be a ble to get a whole lot done by myself. Plus it would be great if I had someone(s) to brainstorm and collaborate with in developing a game.
Anyways, given the fact that I may potentially have considerable funding, but I am limited due to a lack of skills, experience and a team, what do you suggest I do with my cousins offer? I don't want to just say NO I don't want funding to make my own video game! Who would say that?
Oh and I already have a couple of artist on board if we can make this happen...
I am just seeking some wisdom from some the more experienced people on this forum, thanks in advance.