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Questions tagged [costs]

The monetary expenses associated with the game development process.

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Is it possible to simulate different vendor gamepads?

As a developer it would seem natural that I would like to support as many possible hardware compositions as I can, however as I'm not a big studio I have a limited budget, which means I have to get by ...
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MMORPG networkconnection like Vindictus [closed]

to be honest, I like to make "small" MMORPG with my frends. We are 4 guys and are using Unity3D and Blender. I am a Programmer and I am using Eclipse. I know, it's silly to start a Question like "How ...
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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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add a server to facebook game, realistic cost for indie dev? [closed]

is it feasable in term of cost for an indie developer to add a server for a farming game, to save progress (new buildings) and the friends of each user? I have read figures about ...
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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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what is more expensive 2D sprites or 3D models?

Me and my friends are programmers.We decided to try ourselves in game design. As we don't want to find ourselves in debts, we decided to avoid investors. We want to develop and publish a couple of ...
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What is the cost of custom made 2D game sprites? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How much to pay for artwork in an indie game? I am looking for sprites similar in style to those of Final fantasy Tactics, but with a much higher resolution that will work ...
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Where does the money to make a video game come from?

So 360/ps3 video games takes a few months to a few years to make I assume. If so where does the money to pay employees and costs of everything needed to make the game come from during those few months/...
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How much would it cost to hire a musician [closed]

I've been building a game in RPG Maker XP, the music i use are either from the RTP::Standard that comes shipped with it, edits of the RTP after i convert the MIDI to a different format or from Game/...
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Costs for developing an Iphone physics game?

I recently made a game demo inspired by a wooden board game where you drop the ball trying to make a score, is fully playable so take a look (Works best on firefox): https://dl.dropbox.com/u/62131673/...
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Cost to licence characters or ships for a game

I am producing a game pitch document for a university game design class, and I am looking for examples of licencing cost for using characters or ships from other IP holders in a game. For example: ...
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Server hosting and costs [closed]

I'm developing a game that will require renting a server. The server will be used to host scores, clans, friends(on/off), match making, lobby, and chat. The game/match will be hosted by each player (...
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How difficult and expensive would be to obtain 3D models for my game? [closed]

So, basically I'm looking for a way to get some 3D models and animations for my game. I know this is kind of vague, but I don't need a precise answer, the details would be like this: The 3D models ...
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What are some typical server/vps/colo hosting costs for deployed MMOs?

From my estimates the MMO I'm designing can support 500000 concurrently connected non-idle users (and still be able to you know, do stuff) for about $1700/month in total hosting costs (includes ...
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Can You Make an iPhone game for Free?

A friend and I want to try making an iPhone game, but we don't really have a budget to speak of. From what I've found, I need the iOS SDK, and that costs money. Is there really no way to make an ...
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Price for Unity on Android and iPhone? [closed]

I was looking at the Unity site, and I was a bit confused with the pricing. It says it's free, but for iOS/iOS Pro or Android/Android Pro. I need to shell out $400 minimum each. So if I want to ...
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How much to pay for artwork in an indie game? [closed]

I am an indie developer and I need some detailed artwork. How much is reasonable to pay an artist for say 20 character designs? I know it depends on the artist's skills, etc, but I am wondering what ...
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How much does it cost to produce a major video game?

I asked this same question here, but was closed and told to ask it on this site instead. How much would it cost to develop a video game. I mean like a major PS3/360 video game. I know there really is ...
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What is the cost of distributing through steam?

We are in Pre-alpha stage of a game development project and haven´t yet got reply from Valve about how it works to distribute through Steam. We need this information to do a business model with all ...
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Why is it so expensive to develop an MMO? [closed]

I want to develop an MMO, like World of Warcraft, but some basic research says that it is going to take a lot of time and money. I'd like to know why. Why is it so expensive to develop an MMO?