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Submitted by robparko 717d ago | article

Blogging the Creation of a Video Game with No Knowledge

Rob from Mini Fortress writes:

"A thought occurred to me today, I analyze video games multiple times a month and can tell the good from the bad, but I have no idea what it takes to create one. A common dream shared amongst many gamers is to one day make a video game. Some of these gamers go on to join the industry, or become independent game developers. Others, like me, continue to think about creating that dream video game, but do nothing to make that dream come true. Sure, some will tinker with Game Maker but give up after the failure to create something other than the included tutorial games. I am definitely part of that group. Passion would kick me in the ass, but reality would kick me even harder; I suck at a lot of the important things that it takes to create a video game, and that would be everything." (Dev)

MestreRothN4G  +   717d ago
But not today!
Today we fight!

Anyway, good luck on your game. It is not as hard as EA want it to look like.
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robparko  +   717d ago
lol Thanks. Luckily, I won't be forcing people to always be connected to the Internet to play.
Sketchy_Galore  +   717d ago
I'm in the same boat as you, wanting to create my own game but having no idea how. I just haven't had the stones to actually stop procrastinating and try and do it. Hopefully I can use your blog to either decide I can do it to or realise that it's a dumb pipedream I need to let go. Thanks for letting me and possibly an entire site full of procrastinating nerds use you as a guinea pig.
Zichu  +   717d ago
Ive been studying C++ for a bit and SDL. It takes some dedication to get started, but once you get into it, it's very enjoyable.

Im getting better at programming and I hope to get some clones up and running soon. Then i can start on some ideas I currently have.
robparko  +   717d ago
It definitely takes dedication, that's something I'm experiencing right now. As for true programming, I won't be touching anything like C++, but learning how to use the functions in Construct 2 is taking a lot of patience.

I imagine someone with a better understanding of programming, like you, would be able to do things a little swifter in Construct 2.
robparko  +   717d ago
@Sketchy_Galore

I've been in the boat for too long, and now I'm wondering if I'm going to end up looking like a fool. Regardless, I am still tinkering away with this concept and hoping to have something playable sometime next month.

Thanks for commenting, maybe we'll both have a game (of sorts) out someday.

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