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Creating a game: 4/6/2015 10:26:32

Lionheart
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Hi all,
After reading many posts on the Internet and talking to a few people, I finally came to the idea that if I want to make a game from my idea, the only way is to do it all myself.

So I have a couple of questions:

1.In how much time can I study programing on level that is needed to make a game(If I study it at the university and have good maths background)?

2.What's the size of Warlight(I mean in MBs)?

3.Is 2d game much smaller than 3D?And is most of games size taken by graphics?

4.How much time does it take 3 good programmers to code 300MB?

5.How realistic is it to get a company investing in an already created game if it's quite a good?
Creating a game: 4/6/2015 11:07:54


ps 
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i've seen people make decent games with only a few months of learning to program. highly depends on your personal motivation. knack for understanding logic behind your programming language of choice and general problem solving obsession helps.

size isn't really a worthwhile measure in game creation. sure it's important to size optimize but that shouldn't be your focus when you're learning how to code and making your first games. it'll come later.

2D games are generally smaller in size (and development effort) then 3D games.

getting company investment on your game is not trivial. you need quality. in today's market your better off aiming for indie development and indie distribution sites (mobile app stores, steam, etc).

i can advise you to start with smaller projects first and then maybe do a couple global game jams to figure out the entire game creation process a bit better with help from more experienced peers.

there are also some universities with studies on game development.
Creating a game: 4/6/2015 11:53:09

Lionheart
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Thanks, your reply was helpful.
Creating a game: 4/6/2015 21:36:42


Genghis 
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I believe "NinjaNic" on this site could help you. He's good with simple games.
Creating a game: 4/6/2015 23:03:39

Hennns
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Khan academy is a frequently recommended site for to-be programmers, personally I've not used it, but hey it's free :p

https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-programming
Creating a game: 4/6/2015 23:38:19


Genghis 
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^Many of my friends used that sute for that purpose, yes. Easy to make low tier games.
Creating a game: 4/7/2015 06:02:44


Poseidó̱nas
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Creating a game: 4/7/2015 09:47:18

Lionheart
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Thanks, that site seems to be what I need.
Creating a game: 4/7/2015 12:54:43


Жұқтыру
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Your plan will fail, I'm 90% sure. It's been a couple times where I've wanted the same thing, but just could not do it.
Creating a game: 4/7/2015 13:50:12


Thomas 633
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serious question
how drunk are you?
you seem to be going off at everything tonight/today
Creating a game: 4/8/2015 14:28:55

Lionheart
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Жұқтыру I'll not fail...I always do what I decide to, just a matter of time.

And Thomas what do you mean?

Edited 4/8/2015 14:30:26
Creating a game: 4/8/2015 15:52:39


Жұқтыру
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He means that you'll most likely fail at this drunken idea.
You'll either make a bad game or give up.
Creating a game: 4/8/2015 15:57:04

(retired)
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Lionheart and Juq if you had the same idea instead of demoralizing each other, you must cooperate then and work together ;) why not after all?
Creating a game: 4/9/2015 19:19:36

Lionheart
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Panda, maybe you don't know that I'm Georgian and Жұқтыру is Russian.The last time these 2 countries "tried to co-operate" they failed terribly.lol
Creating a game: 4/10/2015 10:59:03


ps 
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couple interesting sites to learn to code:

http://codecombat.com

http://codehunt.com
Creating a game: 4/10/2015 12:37:01


Thomas 633
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I meant xapy seemed really edgy that night
Creating a game: 4/11/2015 03:22:29

Get On My Level
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Programming is all logic. I can learn a new language in a weekend, but learning to program in a weekend is not the same. Once you know multiple languages learning additional languages is trivial. It's the logic part that takes time to learn, not the syntax.
Creating a game: 4/11/2015 11:48:13

Lionheart
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Logic not a problem, just I'm bad at remembering many facts...
Creating a game: 4/11/2015 12:08:50

OBI
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@get on my level: I have a graet respect for you that you are able to learn languages in that time
but you can't generalize that to everyone
I prefer logical things because you can just need to understand the basics and the rest is build out of the basics normally
on the other site I can't handle with foreign languages

so why lionheart shouldn't try ... if he is motivated enough

often motivation is better than preknowledge while learning

Edited 4/11/2015 12:09:30
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