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How Could I Safely As Possible Start A Game Making Business?

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#1 Fira


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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:23 AM

Would it require alot of work no matter what? Thank you all in advanced - Jason
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 11:36 AM

Indie developers put a lot of work into it, but some are making good money. It depends a lot on the platform, your skills, ideas, etc.
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:12 PM

I currently run a indie game business and took a few online classes on game design.
It normally would take us about 10-50 hours to get a full idea going since we would like to plan every bit of detail in the game before we start on it. This includes things such as the marketing plan. If you do decide to start a game development business I would recomend you submit it to Desura / IndieDB then SteamWorks if it's popular on ModDB. Then start with it going onto Xbox or PS3 or whatever. That way you can get a idea on what people are going for about your game. The pro's the con's etc.

Game development is also expensive to but it's all worth it. As soon as you get the money you need to:
Partner Up With A Dedicated Host [ Varies ]
Buy A Dedicated Box Rack [ $400-20,000 ]
Host if from home. [ This actually can be a good action for a indie depending on how ** the connection is. ]

You will also need to have a very good skill set in learning. This varies from C++ to JavaScript.

The actual game development can be a few hours or 100's of hours depending on what type of game you want to make.

And for the safe part, I recommend you buy a dedicated rack and not rent one. This could make it easier for everybody to access it and partnership's always deduct something from you. Remember that nothing in life is free. As soon as you get a Dedi

These are the common job's found in a game development team:
3D Modeler(s)
Network Programmer(s)
Network Administrator(s)
Voice Actor(s)
Writer(s) / Storyboard(s)
Music People :3

So yea, hope this helped.
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 05:02 AM

establishing a game developing business would take a lot of time, effort, patience and manpower. You'll need to find some good game programmers and some non programming staff something like a marketing specialist. You will be needing to think a lot of ideas and brain storm in your team and design the story before you start the coding phase. You will be needing also big investment for servers if ever you are going to develop an MMO. After those headache if your game was planned well, deployed well, coded well, designed well.. then get ready to earn a lot of money :)
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