I want to create an online game

the i want to create will be text based and want help to start off

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I want to create an online game

Post icon  Posted 31 August 2009 - 02:55 PM

im new to this site so not sure if i can ask this

but if i can please help
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#2 PsychoCoder  Icon User is offline

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Re: I want to create an online game

Posted 31 August 2009 - 03:11 PM

Dream.In.Code has a policy by which we prefer to see a good faith effort on your part before providing source code for homework assignments. Please post the code you have written in an effort to resolve the problem, and our members would be happy to provide some guidance. Be sure to include a description of any errors you are encountering as well.

Post your code like this: :code:

Thanks.
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Re: I want to create an online game

Posted 31 August 2009 - 04:15 PM

i havent even started it yet or anything all i want to know is how to start to make an online game!

i want to make an online mafia game
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Re: I want to create an online game

Posted 31 August 2009 - 08:49 PM

There are many ways to go about it. Simply though, you will need to learn how to do client-side and server-side programming. Client-side programming is done with languages like Javascript. For the server-side part you can look at PHP, Ruby, ASP.NET, Java applets.

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You will also need to interact with a database, probably MySQL.

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Re: I want to create an online game

Posted 02 September 2009 - 11:56 AM

When I started learning PHP, I wanted to begin coding a text/graphic adventure game right away. I found w3schools very helpful in learning the PHP syntax, and since my web hosting service provided PHP hosting (although outdated, PHP 4.3 I believe), it was good enough to get me going.

http://celtruler.com/goldensword.php

I didn't get very far into the game before I wanted to make more of a multi-player type of game, which I completed the first phase of. It's a very simple game really, and I borrowed some concepts I had seen in similar games, but it's basically just PHP, HTML, and forms. Also, I had to use a MySQL database, but it was very easy to work with that thanks once again to the PHP tutorial on w3schools.

http://celtruler.com/games/bards/index

I'd recommend you start out working with PHP forms, and then PHP and MySQL - that was the key for me.
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Re: I want to create an online game

Posted 02 September 2009 - 12:13 PM

Your game is very hard to play if the player doesn't exactly know what he can type.
I for instance didn't even manage to find the key ^^ or haven't you implemented that yet?
I would recommand you some buttons with the available actions or something otherwise it's getting very fast frustrating because <ou don't know the word to go on.
But its a nice start :D
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Re: I want to create an online game

Posted 02 September 2009 - 05:58 PM

Thanks. Yeah, that game is a little tough to play, but it's what I started writing when I first started learning PHP - I just never got around to working on it again. You can find the key, though, and you can take out the guard a little later on, but it's a bit tricky to figure out. To find the key, you have to type something like, check trees or look in bushes when you're on the first screen.

Try the other game - it's a lot easier to play. :)
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Re: I want to create an online game

Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:42 PM

Online games are best done with Java or Flash(ActionScript) nowdays silverlight is also their.But for easily doing your job use Flash(ActionScript) because its a one in package in which you will built graphic and do you code as well.

Good Luck.
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Re: I want to create an online game

Posted 17 September 2009 - 10:06 AM

I think is best for a beginner to start from something easy and learn their way up. One biggest mistake newbie do is wanting to create something big such as MMORPG. One must have a good understanding to create and to research :)
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Re: I want to create an online game

Posted 23 September 2009 - 07:11 AM

Start low and develop your skills in PHP
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