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If developers had a talent tree, what skills would it have? [on hold]

We have seen talent trees in almost every game we played. So if we could make a talent tree of our development skills, how should we classify it, by languages, engines, tools? What should every tree ...
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Suitable SDK to develop quick game? [closed]

I'm currently undertaking a personal project at home that I need to turn around inside the next few months (which working full time and still learning programming makes it a tad difficult). I'm ...
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Game Publishing & Income : Quality vs Quantity

As a casual flash gamer, I see lots of "games" released that are ... terrible. And that's an overstatement. But I'm wondering, are these developers onto something? Is this a comparatively good source ...
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What is the best legal way to get game assets? [closed]

I'm researching game development, and I know that there are two options for asset creation: create them yourself, or outsource the assets(by getting them custom made, or finding them on sites such as ...
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Recommended hardware for developing ios games? [closed]

I know you have to have mac os x to use xcode and thus to develop/compile apps for the iphone. And I'm not exactly wanting to go the hackintosh way, so I'm looking at buying a used mac. What specs ...
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What are some examples of MMOs with small development teams? [closed]

I'd like to see a list of MMOs with small development teams in order to better understand where small teams have found a place for themselves. While examples of MMORPGs are of interest, so are games ...
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How long does it take to ceate a game? [closed]

I know that this question depends really very much on plenty factors: 2D-Pong and a MMORPG are two totally different worlds; it also depends on creators' experience, on game quality, on the available ...
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Which tool combination are advisable for a (MMO)RPG, and which aren't?

Which technologies would you use if you were to write a (MMO)RPG, and why ? Would that be Java + AJAX + HTML5 + Linux or ASP.NET + MVC + JQuery + Windows or PHP + Linux + MySQL or ColdFusion + ...
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Getting It Done vs Solid Software Design?

With barely enough time at our hands to complete the games we craft, how can you strike a good balance between solid software architecture and making good progress to get it all done? My personal ...
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When creating quick prototypes, is it better to use the language you are going to use in the end?

I have been working with SFML(C++) and Flash(AS3) and usually creating prototypes for some ideas I have. Is it better to use the language you are going to use in the end (C++ usually) or use ...