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    How Do i make a 2d game?


    Hi I'm a 2d cartoon animator, I want to use my animations to make a game. Can you please give me some easy to follow directions on making the game? And some info on hiring staff would be useful too thanks.
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    You trollin'?


    You'll need yourself some programming knowledge. Are you wanting to do some Flash development or go all the way with more robust languages?
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    All The Way!!
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    Cool. Get a lynda.com account. You can learn practically anything there. Preview a couple courses and see what it is you want to get into. I suggest looking into iPhone app development, Cocoa (Mac Development, not covered in Lynda... yet), C++, Java, or some other languages. Decide what you want to learn, then go to it. Preview a couple languages before you decide (most languages borrow from C, so start from there).

    Be sure you understand you're going to have to learn a LOT, though. There are many building blocks along the way. You can't just take animations and turn them into a game. Most games you play today are developed my teams of tens, if not hundreds of artists, programmers, sound engineers, writers, etc. Take your time, bring some friends aboard, and don't get frustrated. It's a big learning curve, but well worth it, especially when you go seeking jobs. They pay pretty well.

    Finally, I'm not sure how old you are, but look into game development, game art, and game design programs in colleges.

    Good luck!
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    I need to devote all my time to animating, I'm planning on hiring staff including the programmer(s).

    I really need some info on the complete progress from scratch to releasing the game on the shelves.

    I want to know as much as I can before talking to potential staff.
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    Originally Posted by Tonza
    I need to devote all my time to animating, I'm planning on hiring staff including the programmer(s).

    I really need some info on the complete progress from scratch to releasing the game on the shelves.

    I want to know as much as I can before talking to potential staff.
    See if you can visit some game companies, take a tour. They'll let you know what it takes. It's going to require a lot of up front capital, though.
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    Originally Posted by DerektheDev
    It's going to require a lot of up front capital, though.
    You talking to Tonza here.
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    ...yes?
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    Can anyone give me some helpful advice. I need to know a bit about 2d game engines, programming time, expenses and anything else on making the game and releasing it on the console shelves.
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    Any programmer who can write a 2d game im now looking for one, I have an office in stathfeild. I will pay the average wage and offer profit shares
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    Hi


    Originally Posted by Tonza
    Any programmer who can write a 2d game im now looking for one, I have an office in stathfeild. I will pay the average wage and offer profit shares
    I registered on this forum just to reply this..
    i am a game programmer, in sydney AUS.
    i d work for you hourly from here if you dont mind.

    what you need to think of first is the game design,
    user interface, story, genre,

    more technical goes like platform(iphone,ipod,android, etc)

    PM me if you are interested, i ll let you know my email from then.
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    I can help your. But tell me game name and animator name then i can help your.
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    Originally Posted by jamhassan
    I can help your. But tell me game name and animator name then i can help your.
    Hi, how can you help, the name of the game is Final Dragon, as in Final Fight and Double Dragon it would be a mix of these games. I am the animator.
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    thanks for all the useful info but i havent learned much from you yet, i will continue to draw, in the meantime i have a site up called finaldragon-revengeofthegangster.webs.com

    i will be drawing animation for the cartoon and the game

    i have spoken to few programmers and i will get them to post on the site if they begin work

    i am looking for some cast members

    anyone help please
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    I am used to developing Business application. I can make them easily by Swing components.

    However, in my opinion, Game Development is another story. The UI is free to be made, unlike Swing.

    Can anyone suggest how I switch my mindset from Swing to Game Development in Java, please?
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