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As a client, trying to get a coder/programmer to develop my ideas into a functioning program, what should I be providing to my developer(s)?

I am the director of a start-up game development group (I say "group" because it is not yet an official company). I have recently gained the willingness of a few coders who are willing to help me with ...
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Does game development have its own types of modeling?

In general computer science there are modeling "languages" (read: standardized diagramming techniques) such as UML 1,2, in databases there are things like ERD3, in business there are other types such ...
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Art Style Guide - External Image Sources?

I've been looking into how to structure an art style guide (ASG); it's a document which helps guide artists how a project's visuals should look. They often have sketches and illustrations from artists ...
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How do I summarize a game idea into a short document?

I have a lot of game ideas, but never the time to work on them. I don't want to lose these ideas, so I want to 'store' them somewhere to come back to in the future. Sometimes an idea isn't really that ...
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Important aspects to consider while making a technical design document

I'm working on a open world strategy game for which I'm planning to make technical design documentation. How do we decide exactly what we need to include to ensure the design document is as complete ...
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Professional game design documents [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I structure a design document? I'm planning to apply for a game designer position at a big company. But the problem is, according to my CV, I'm not fit for being a ...
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How detailed and/or complete is/are your game design documents before starting a project?

What I'm wondering is how complete your design documents typically are before beginning the implementation of a project? I'm talking about medium to very small projects with a very small team here ...
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What type of document for game design? [closed]

What type of support/format do you use to store and diffuse your game design documentation? Wiki? Doc files? Files in Repository? Shared folder? Google Doc? Please provide pros and cons for each one.
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Where can I see example sell-sheets for a game?

So my long term one-man indie project is turning into a two-man indie project, and I feel I need to take a step back and at least have a "sell-sheet" as a basis for the game design. Does anyone have ...
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Collaborations with colleges? How do you make them work?

I am a graphic artist and not a modeler or a programmer. For the last few months I have been developing the concept for a game, but could not find a proper team of collaborators to make a demo. Then, ...
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The Thin Red Line. What to present to get interest without showing too much?

I am Dalilean and I am a gamer. There I have said it. Damn, feels like a weight is lifted from my shoulders… They say the first step is to admit the problem. Now the second step is doing something ...
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Design Document Contents [closed]

What is the minimum content that a game design document should have?