I want to make a text based browser game.

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I want to make a text based browser game.

Posted 21 January 2009 - 06:57 PM

Well my main questions are how do I, do I need to buy anything or pay for the internet.

So I want to make a text based browser game kinda like http://unforgivenwar.com/ and http://www.samuraioflegend.com/ about world war II so here are my ideas:

To make people be able to fight.

for people to buy and sell and wear World War II guns and armor such as a MP40 or a MG42 and vehicles like Sherman tanks ect. and Armour like trech coats. and each time they level up it would be a new rank like Private Private First class, Sergant Major ect. and they could go different places like Normandy, Iwo Jima, ect.

basicly all I'm asking is how to get started.

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Re: I want to make a text based browser game.

Posted 21 January 2009 - 07:55 PM

You might want to start by checking out all the posts exactly like yours on this forum. Just look down about 15 posts or so and you will find two threads with pretty much the same question and a lot of good info and responses.

Also, believe me when I (or anyone else) tell you that just because a game is text based does not mean it is any easier to design, develop, or code than a graphic (2D or 3D) based game.

Matthew

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Re: I want to make a text based browser game.

Posted 22 January 2009 - 03:55 AM

I'd argue that making 2D graphic games is easier than ASCII art games.
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 09:09 AM

I don't want to make a game like this because I think it's easier I want to make the game because I like these types of games.
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 09:18 AM

Do you know a server-side language? You will need to know something like PHP, Perl, ASP.Net, Ruby/Rails, Python/Django, etc. if you want to build a browser-based game. If you don't know a language like that yet, you should focus on learning that first.
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 07:34 PM

Ok thanks girasquid! I don't know any of those so I will try to learn one of them.
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 11:17 PM

View PostLt. Winters, on 22 Jan, 2009 - 08:09 AM, said:

I don't want to make a game like this because I think it's easier I want to make the game because I like these types of games.


That's straight from the heart. "Props" "kudos" to you man! <3
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 07:53 AM

Thanks Hyper!
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Re: I want to make a text based browser game.

Posted 24 January 2009 - 02:49 PM

Hows a good way to learn a language and what language should I learn first for this kind of thing?
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 04:16 PM

View PostLt. Winters, on 24 Jan, 2009 - 01:49 PM, said:

Hows a good way to learn a language and what language should I learn first for this kind of thing?


Thinking of small "projects," that you can accomplish, that make you think a little more bit by bit.
How can you learn? Read books, talk to people who have experience (ask questions! Ask tons of questions!), and read "tutorials" if nothing else on the 'net for free.
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 04:19 PM

What language should I learn first for a game like www.unforgivenwar.com thats based on world war II?
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 04:39 PM

this might help you a bit E Book i bought
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 04:45 PM

Thanks Auzzie. And do all these languages work on a MacOsX 10.4.11? If it matters my processor is a 1.25 GHz PowerPC G4.
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 05:29 PM

well its PHP so yeah and i think it even has an install and builds you up from basic syntax, give us a thanks if its useful lol ;)
If you have questions feel free to pm too
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Re: I want to make a text based browser game.

Posted 25 January 2009 - 08:31 AM

Pk. Thanks again!
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