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Can i make Simtower III whit out being sued by EA? [duplicate]

So i whanted to make a game inspired in the awesome game Simtower only because i love the game and i don't whant to make any money of it so can i make the game or not? Thanks, Laaz.
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How can I work on a game that I don't like? [closed]

I started making a game with a friend, and I want to see it through. But the deeper we get into the project, the more I dislike the game. How can I stay motivated and keep getting things done, if I ...
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What were the typical price range for a development kit?

A lot of these things are usually behind NDAs and tricky to gauge. Is there any information and ranges on how much these thing costs? For example, the PS1 had the "Net Yaroze", which according to ...
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Preventing boredom creep with hobby projects [duplicate]

This question is directed more towards the hobbyist developer rather than professional game developers. Quite frequently while developing a game I'll get bored staring at the same exact game scene ...
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How to write a global GameState manager for a game in Java [closed]

My implementation is written in Java: public class GameState { public static String state = ""; public static void setState(String state) { GameState.state = state; } ...
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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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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? [on hold]

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? [closed]

Should I keep a public development blog for a game I'm creating? What are the benefits and issues of this activity?
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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? [closed]

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 ...