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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:45 AM

Good day all,

Just another old crazy vet trying to make some kind of bad ass game. Where do i start? What should I do? well to start I was a chef in the Navy. I have worked well with Excell for recipe conversion spreadsheets. Also took Visual Basic programing in college and always good with math, most of the time. So the ideas I have for the game is vast and I know this will take a very long time to do on my own or even with a team. The creative ideas need to be prioritized and have come up with a short list of things I want to do.

1. Build the Game Scene.
this is going to be a planet part of a solar system. so the main planet, some moons, the sun, satellites maybe, black hole yes.

2. build player main profile.

3. build playable characters.

4. build player home scene. a moon of the main planet.

5. build building for the home scene.

6. build accessories for the playable characters. (weapons, armor, clothing, jewelry, ext.)

I would like to have the game integrated in to a few platforms; like online, android, apple, and pc. But i also just want to get started and have no idea how or where to begin.

Game engine so far has been the hardest. I have tried a few and just cant get a good feel for them even with all the tutorials. Like Godit was among the ones I looked at and liked. I'm still a noob and need lots of guidance for this project.

Anyone who can help guid me along in this is much appreciated in advance and hope to work with many good people as I learn more about Game Programing.

Thank you so much,
Chef Tuna

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Re: GAME DESIGN

Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:51 AM

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chef in the Navy.

Is your name Ryback by chance? :D

You are right.. planning up front. Get all your needs and wants list. Organize what falls in 'crucial for a viable product' and what is 'gold plating'. Platforms.. 2d vs 3d.. needed assets (sound, graphics, menus, logos, etc) are important too.

I would suggest Unity. It's a little daunting to look at first, but a decent (recentish) book helps and their developer community (and reddit group) are great. Their 'learn' section is being constantly kept up to date.. and ultimately their engine works well for 2d and 3d. I dig it.
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 11:01 AM

View Postmodi123_1, on 11 February 2019 - 10:51 AM, said:

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chef in the Navy.

Is your name Ryback by chance?

No, my name is Matthew. All this is a bit new to me. I am at ground ZERO. but thats good because i don't want to waste time on stuff that don't worw.

I looked at utility fast. looks nice but I am poor. I was injured in the navy and disabled. Thats how I first found Godit.
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Re: GAME DESIGN

Posted 11 February 2019 - 11:57 AM

unity is free until you have a large company or make a ton of money.
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:09 PM

arted to do the download. need a lot of spce on my pc.
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Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:23 PM

Yeah it's a beefy program.
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Re: GAME DESIGN

Posted 04 May 2019 - 10:38 PM

View PostChefTuna, on 11 February 2019 - 06:45 PM, said:

The creative ideas need to be prioritized and have come up with a short list of things I want to do.

The list will grow larger.

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I would suggest Unity. It's a little daunting to look at first, but a decent (recentish) book helps and their developer community (and reddit group) are great. Their 'learn' section is being constantly kept up to date.. and ultimately their engine works well for 2d and 3d. I dig it.

To make it simpler, try using old Unity, to get to know the main things that will follow you forever, to get into it as a core. I started with version 2.5.0F5 in 2009 (whole Unity had ~100MB), in next several years i moved to 2.6.1, and later to 4.0.0F7 (it had ~1GB). In software size it looks like a big jump, but new versions brings new features, mostly 2 options in 1 one option, or 3in1 options, new technologies and support, new things here and there, and you can adopt easier since you know the core.
Its similar story as Photoshop version 6 from 2000, it have 30MB, and pretty much there are no differences between 2000 (version 6) and 2019 version.
I think its easier way (to follow product from early days) then jumping into something that got unlimited number of things and where you will spend lots of time reading.
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Posted 29 November 2019 - 08:20 AM

Use unreal...

why?
1) its free
2) it uses c# which is similar to Visual Basic programming
3) you don't need to know programming to make games in unreal
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Posted 29 November 2019 - 10:01 AM

View Postikhlas_06, on 29 November 2019 - 08:20 AM, said:

3) you don't need to know programming to make games in unreal


Even to make the most trivial games you require some amount of programming. Unreal does abstract some but you still need to do programming.
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Posted 29 November 2019 - 10:19 AM

View PostLadyCynthia, on 29 November 2019 - 10:01 AM, said:

View Postikhlas_06, on 29 November 2019 - 08:20 AM, said:

3) you don't need to know programming to make games in unreal


Even to make the most trivial games you require some amount of programming. Unreal does abstract some but you still need to do programming.


yes you are right, you would need some coding. but my answer was regarding what ChefTuna posted. It seem like he is making his first game. I think he should just worry about learning unreal or unitty software using pre-build assests.

I think you should take things one step at a time. No point in learining everything when you first start out.

Just start with leanring unreal, get comfertable using pre-build assests, finish your game, get feedback. and than you can learn coding.

just my opinion tho
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