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How much will it cost to build be good strategy game?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by beauxesprits, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. beauxesprits

    beauxesprits BANNED BANNED

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    I want to make a good strategy game. I have ran into some ideas also. But I need to know how much will it cost me. Strategy game like "travian.co.uk", but the graphics will be more advanced.

    Please suggest me if any ideas and also if anyone is interested in doing this work.
     
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  2. TFGreen

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    You might want to check a different Forum. Try Doom9's Forum at doom9.org
    Good Luck

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  3. portalweb

    portalweb Supreme Member Premium Member

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    Try $10K+ and really good coder(s) who can do the quality job.

    Cheap coders = Epic Fail
     
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    +1 for this one but also not only good coders, but coders who want to work on your game, and are motivated to.
     
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    0_00_0 Senior Member

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    It will cost a lot. You get what you pay for and you will most likely have to roll out patches regularly. There is a lot of tweaking that goes on to make sure that everything is balanced in a strategy game.
     
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    John. Power Member

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    $25K plus
     
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    Phunky Regular Member

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    As everyone stated above...if you want a quality, bug free game then it is really going to cost you thousands. There are many aspects that have to be completed when making a game and none of it is cheap.

    Programmer: 10k+
    Artist: 5k+
    Writer: ~$500
     
  8. dudemike

    dudemike Power Member

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    it al depends how complex you want the game to be, but in any case the good quality not under 15-20K
     
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    if you dont code yourself.. this is gonan cost ALOT
     
  10. therage

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    You know you aren't working with an ordianry drop UDK game so the costs are going to be a bit higher. Making games myself, I would quote that you would need as much as it takes to "TOP" the top 10 strategy games on the market.
     
  11. coretech

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    I was developed 2 strategy games at start of my carrier and all of those project final was above 50k with a 3 member team. And the monthly cost of the servers, devs, mods also very expensive.