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Recommended list of games to develop at the beginning? [duplicate]

I am looking for simple games that I should develop to learn the basics of how different game mechanics work. I have read in many places that it is good to make Pong. Is there a recommended list of ...
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Hobbyist game dev, want to create async multiplayer game. Are server costs manageable? [closed]

I want to make the game I want to play, and that game happens to be an asynchronous multiplayer game. Think Hero Academy or Hearthstone, where there are 2 players and each submits moves to a central ...
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Feasability of mobile 2D multiplayer RPG game with interactive bitmap background

I'm looking to develop a 2D multiplayer RPG game for Android, with a bird's eye view similar to that of zelda/pokemon. The game is very simple in all ways since my intent is for thousands of players ...
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Simple turn based game engine: Is this a valid approach?

For practicing multi platform development I implemented a simple board game that is completely abstract. That means it contains all the logic and uses interfaces for the unknown or platform specific ...
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Neverending game development: how do I finish my game? [closed]

I have started developing my first iPhone game with Cocos2D in May 2012 after quitting my job as Bioinformatician in an important research center. Before quitting I spent six months studying some ...
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Hobby project : learning game design or game development? [closed]

I plan to start with a hobby game project. So while doing the research about the same, I learnt about two activities mainly of game design & game development. Now this being my first game I am not ...
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What is the breakdown of jobs in game development?

There's a project I'm trying to start for Indie Game Development; specifically, it's going to be a social networking website that lets developers meet through (It's a secret). One of the key ...
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How to achieve highly accurate car physics such as Liveforspeed?

Liveforspeed is a racing simulator, there is amazing amount of realistic physics. for example, tires get warm, tire actually deforms when you turn corners. You need to play this game with a mouse at ...
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How to make money from creating a game for Windows? [closed]

I'm going to create a game. Well, a set of games, but they will accrue little by little. So, at the beginning there will be one game. The game will be written in C# with WPF and WCF techs, including ...
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Should I have a public development blog?

I'm making a game and I believe it's going to be pretty innovative. Should I keep a public development blog, or should I just write something about the progress in private, for the sake of someone not ...
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What language for Indie dev? [closed]

What would be a easy/fast language that would be good for an Indie developer for a FPS? Java? C#? C++? C? Anything else that would be good? Edit: (Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows)
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How does a single non-artistic programmer make a game? [closed]

I'd like to try my hand at making games. In making some simple ones, I realised I can't do art! I've tried to find others to help: Most existing teams wouldn't want me because of my limited ...
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What can I use to make a game with C#? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What C# libraries can be used to support game development? I am C# programmer, I want to know what are the different options I have in developing a game
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How do I turn a game idea, into a game?

I have an idea for a game, and I was wondering, how would I go about grabbing people in the gaming development community to help build this baby that is in my head. I am no coder, but I do understand ...
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What are some good game development programs for kids? [closed]

I know a very bright little boy who excels in math, but at home he's glued to his Nintendo DS. When I asked him what he wanted to do when he grew up he said "Make video games!" I remember a few ...
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Beginners' Guide to Development

So I have some experience programming in Java, and at the moment I am learning how to use Python. I have read on the process of game design and such. I also have media covered, got experience with ...
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What programming languages would be used to make an Apple App like Angry Birds or Cut the Rope? [closed]

I'm currently working in the Multimedia industry and although I'm better at design then development. I have knowledge of HTML, CSS, very basic jQuery, Actionscript. What programming Languages would ...
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Where to start writing games, any tutorials or the like? [closed]

I'm actually an industrial systems developer with knowledge of .NET C# and VB.NET, C/C++, Delphi, and an intermediate knowledge of 80286 Intel assembly language. I would be interested to learn how to ...
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Can LittleBigPlanet2's engine be used for other?

LittleBigPlanet2 just came out. I've worked with the original LBP level editor a bit and really enjoyed it. I've read that LBP2's featureset in the game is much richer; is it possible to use these ...
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Coming up with manageable game ideas as a hobbyist game developer

I'm trying to come up with ideas for games to develop - as per the advice on this question I've started jotting down and brainstorming my ideas as I get them, and it has worked relatively well - I now ...
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What are some examples of MMOs with small development teams?

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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What's the best phone for game development?

Yeah yeah I know, best is probably a bad way to phrase this. But I need some pros and cons. I need a new phone and if I'm going to get a smartphone and pay all that money, I better get one that I can ...
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What options do I have for a 3D game without graphics but yet maintaining physics for later?

I don't believe I expressed well the title for my question so if you believe you can change it for a more suitable title please do so or drop me a comment. Currently I am starting a 3D game with C# ...
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Is ruby a suitable language for game development? [closed]

I want to move into some game development, but the only language I know really well is Ruby. Most of what I have read seems to point towards lower level languages like C++ for game development, or ...
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What skills does a hobbyist gamedev team need?

In the industry, people with various skills and talents all work together on a team. They are most often specialised in their field. However, this is unpractical for a hobbyist team. All people in ...
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Game treatment collaboration tools

Other than using a wiki, what good (or purpose-built) tools allow for collaborative work on a game treatment? I have a couple ideas I'd like to get fleshed-out and built, and have a small team who ...
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What are good games to “earn your wings” with? [closed]

I believe that in order to become a good game developer, you need to make games. From a programmer's perspective, what are some good entry level games to get your hands dirty? What skills and ...
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How can I effectively manage a hobby game project?

What are your tips and tricks to successfully finish a hobby game project in your freetime? How do you motivate yourself to keep it up and drive right through to the finish without losing interest or ...