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Entrepreneur magazine features deviantART as its cover story
Have You Heard The News?
The admins here at deviantART HQ have done nothing but (faint) for the past couple days. You see, deviantART recently made the cover of "Entrepreneur" magazine. A journalist named Jennifer Wang and a flock of photographers flooded our offices, giggled at our emote stress balls and silly stuffed animals, and were generally taken aback that beyond our walls lay millions of deviants all over the world submitting, supporting, lol-ing, thriving, all in the name of art and c
How to Video Game...and hopefully make money 2.Welcome to "How to Video Game...and hopefully make money 2." These are a set of articles on how to hopefully make a game that you'll build a profit from, even on a low budget.How to Video Game...and hopefully make money 2. by ougaming
This in particular is for story-based games. RPGs and their derivatives.
The benefits of story-games are pretty clear. For one, you can cut down on the action since most people play for pretty characters and a good story. Yes, a good battle system is necessary, but most RPG players will accept a basic old-school turn-based system if your overall idea is phenomenal.
However, extensive battle systems take a lot of time to work and program, so you really want to focus on your story.
1) Writing is more than grammar and spelling. It involves hefty amounts of common sense, the knowledge of where to embellish and where to pull back, as well as the ability to weave words in a way that gets the best effect out of a scene. It's not easy, and poor writing IS obvious in a story-based game.
2) Get an editor/proofrea
How to Video Game...and hopefully make money.There's been a massive influx of casual developers looking to make their own games, which is GREAT! This is a post for people pretty new to this who want to break into their own indie company.How to Video Game...and hopefully make money. by ougaming
That's great! Hopefully the more people who get into the idea, the more attention will be brought to indie work.
The first thing to understand about video game development:
They're extremely hit and miss. I'm sure you've wondered why a game you thought was horrible made so much money, while a game you thought was amazing has a bankrupt company. Games take up several parts, and the worth is not equivalent to the best piece, but to the worst piece in the game. In addition to that, it's a mix of when it comes out, the right price, your target audience and the places and ways you market.
1) Simple games that look good are ALWAYS much harder than they appear. To make even a simple game, you have to break down the finished product into its individual parts. To a new game maker, it's&
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