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I'm trying to make a game - Where do I start?

370 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 21, 2013 11:32 AM by Mark Szymczyk RSS
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Oct 19, 2013 5:43 PM

I finished the last app I was working on, which was really fun to do, and now I'd like to get started on a simple game. I 'googled around for a while, and only found how to make iOS or Windows games. I don't really know what I'm looking to do, or what to start on, so I was hoping to be pointed in the right direction.


If it makes a difference, let's say in this game I want to walk in a straight line through a hallway and have the game finish when I reach the end of it. (I'm using Xcode 5)

  • Jongware Calculating status...

    A text-only adventure? Puzzle? Does it need collision detection, or a physics engine? Single screen, or left-right or top-down scroller? Isometric? Fully 3D? Overlaid onto the real world, using the camera for input? (The latter because "you" want to walk, not "a sprite" or "your character".)


    This "hallway", is this a 3D model? Voxels? A live updated view from a moving camera *in* an actual hallway on the other end of the world?


    What about input? A text field ("move north")? Buttons? Tilting your iPhone? Joystick or mouse, or a Leap controller?


    Do you score points for reaching the end of the hallway or for moving in a  straight line? Do you get a highscore list? Does this list include other players on other computers?


    Can other players join you in this hallway? Can you interact with them? Is there a limit to the number of people in the hallway?

  • red_menace Level 6 Level 6 (14,275 points)

    A game using 3-D first person graphics is not something I would consider "simple", even if you are going to be using an existing game engine of some kind. You were using (Cocoa) AppleScript in your other topics, which doesn't really have much in the way of features or performance when compared to most (OK, probably all) other languages - what language are you wanting to use?

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)

    Google: ios html5 3d game

  • Mark Szymczyk Calculating status...

    If you're serious about making games, I recommend using the Unity game engine. With the free version you can make games that run on Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android, and web browsers. You'll be able to finish a game faster with Unity than you would programming a game from scratch.


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