Topics about the professional game development industry itself, as opposed to topics that come up in the process of developing games.

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Can I create a Star Wars game without infringing copyright? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Legal issues for a “fangame” of a commercial franchise? Is it possible to create my own commercial game based on the Star Wars Universe, without any copyright ...
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What advantages are gained by working in a gamedev company before doing indie

Is working in game dev company before going indie the right recipe? Really just looking for a clearer picture of advantages than what was posted in a similar question linked above.
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How can I get started in game development, and what language is best for beginners? [closed]

I'm very interested in game development, and I'd like to start on some basics. Sorry if this is a poor question, this is my first time on StackExchange.
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Newbie game programmer - Where do I start? [closed]

Okay, so I have been really inclined towards game programming this past few weeks. I have primarily been a web programmer and know a fair number of lanugages like PHP, Java, javascript, python, etc. I ...
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Is there a portal dedicated to HTML5 games? [closed]

Just to get something straight; by "portal", I mean a website that frequently publishes a certain type of games, has a blog, some articles, maybe some tutorials and so on. All of these things are not ...
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Which natural language, other than English, will be most beneficial to an aspiring game developer?

Which natural language, other than English, will be most beneficial to an aspiring game developer? French, because of the Canadian game industry, or Japanese, maybe? Will AAA studios consider it an ...
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Is working in game dev company before going indie the right recipe? [closed]

I've been kind of looking at a few of the successful game developers over the last 3-4 years and have noticed that the ones I've looked at and have had a lot of success worked in industry first before ...
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Current status of 3D Sound Effect APIs in games

I'm doing a little research on a subject, and it looks like there is some sort of crysis there? Last EAX/OpenAL supporting games were like in year 2006. Why is that? Is there is a major lost of ...
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Famous 2D tile-based game? [closed]

Could you help me to find some famous 2D tile-based games look from upper? like Crazy arcade: I wanna get some square tiles background like this, but Crazy Arcade is the only game I know:D. Edit: ...
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Cloud gaming Services

I am interested in learning about the new movement about cloud gaming services such as Gaikai and onLive which offer remote rendering on clouds for games. I want to know which is the most popular ...
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What does it really take to make an MMORPG/Where should I go from here? [closed]

Foreword: I am posting this on answers.onstartups and gamedev.stackexchange because the expertise from each area will likely contribute useful information. Also, I saw similar questions to this, but I ...
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How is good is Java as a language for browser based mmo games? [closed]

Somewhat related to Is Java viable for serious game development? I have decided to make a browser based mmo game. But the only programming language I know is Java. So I would like to know how good ...
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App Store: Profitability for Game Developers

Recent days, I've been spending significant time in discovering chances of profitability of AppStore for developers. I have found many articles. Some of them are highly optimistic, while other are ...
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What is the best degree Computer Engineering or Software Engineering? [closed]

I'm interested in getting into the gaming industry, but i'm unsure as to whether which degree would help me the most. I also do not have any prior programming knowledge(apart from some basic html). ...
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What are hosting demands for webgame? [closed]

What are demands on hosting for multiplayer strategy game like Empire, Travian? (memory for application, memory for database) in flash in .net in php ? EDIT: Comments says there is no response ...
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Which course would be better - architecture (or) games development?? [closed]

And will the job oppurtunities in games development field be good?? Which course can i prefer in these both??
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How do indie game developers make money? [closed]

How exactly do they make money their money? Do they go by a paid-per-copy system, or some other form of compensation? Edit: To clarify, I just saw "Indie Game - The Movie" and was wondering how ...
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How can i jump to game development and continue career in 7 months? [closed]

How can i jump to game development and continue career in 7 months?
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Career in Game or in Software/Web [closed]

I am Currently Working in GameLoft India ..I have also great skills in Web Development and Software Development I had learned J2EE , Sliverlight , Asp. Now I am confused about my career 1)should i ...