This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards.

Anyone here ever try making a game?

#1Puckswack12Posted 7/11/2014 3:42:43 PM
You know in flash or game maker or something.
I'm trying to make a game with no experience and its quite an... Experience..
#2ClashtonnPosted 7/11/2014 3:47:45 PM
I've made a couple in Javascript and am making one now in Python, to help me learn how to program and learn a new programming language.

It's way less fun than you'd think.
#3uped145Posted 7/11/2014 3:56:30 PM
You should try out this program. It has a free trial

My professor had the whole class use it for an Introductory Computer Science class that I took. It's pretty simple, all you do is is add in your own sprites and you can assign them different properties like being able to move them with the arrow keys or making other sprites disappear on contact. Managed to make a Pac-man type game in a couple of minutes.
#4MaximoomPosted 7/11/2014 4:04:43 PM
I made a few on RPG Maker 95/2k years ago.

My friends loved my games, but I lost interest in making them quite fast. Creating games is not as fun as playing.
Asus P8H61-MLE/BR | i5 3470 3.2Ghz | Zotac GTX 760 2GB | 8GB DDR3-1333 | 1TB HDD | C3TEC 500Rve 500W Bronze | Samsung 32" LCD 1080p.
#5Puckswack12(Topic Creator)Posted 7/11/2014 4:17:04 PM
Yea I use gamemaker but I'm still a noob. It's very frustrating
#6BogePosted 7/11/2014 4:56:57 PM
My brothers have tried to help me program a game. They keep dropping the ball though. I don't know how to program, so it just keeps failing. No, I don't care to know how to program. My idea will just stay in my mind.
#7Pepys MonsterPosted 7/11/2014 4:58:33 PM
I made a cow racing game in java that was literally impossible to win.
i7-4790K | EVGA GTX 780 3GB | 16GB G.Skill DDR3-1866 | 1TB Crucial M550 SSD | 4TB WD Black HDD | MSI Z97 Gaming 7 | Dark Rock Pro 3 | Antec EA-650 Platinum
#8shmirlywhirlPosted 7/11/2014 5:06:01 PM
I've worked on (read: have been paid to) a few games for iOS and Android. The ones that have been released I'm not too proud of. The ones that I think are solid games have yet to be released.

It taught me that making a game is way more tedious work than I could ever imagine, and that I absolutely love difficult tedious work.
Now with 100% real fruit juice
#9Lord ZhouYuPosted 7/11/2014 6:06:35 PM(edited)
Game design was my major for a time, but then I went with something more widely applicable. The optimistic liberal(I don't mean "general", I mean liberal) arts path just didn't seem promising. I worked with Flash and XMA, but these days I just sit back with RPG Maker.

I wanted to make games for as long as I can remember, but now that the opportunity's arrived, games just aren't like they were when I was young. Instead of innovatively working bits and bytes to develop a product for people to buy, you're either a multi-million dollar graphic-oriented giant or a couple of dreamers with a fluke that goes on sale over Steam.
James and Aidrianna Ruglia: Balmung
#10Bane766Posted 7/11/2014 6:06:50 PM
My friends and I use to make simple games on our Commodore 64 back in the day. I wouldn't know how nowadays, tho.
MSI GT60 15.6" : I7-3630QM, GTX680M/4GB GDDR5, 12GBDDRIII, 750GB/HD
Douleur Peur Mort