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what is the siutable team for game developing

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  1. ebraheeemz

    ebraheeemz Registered Member

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    hi
    i want to start developing games for facebook, i mean real-time multiplayer games like (poker texas)
    my games should be 3d games

    i want to collect a team for that, what is the team i need
    i think i need programmer, and 3d designer
    but what i need more?? what is the full team to do all the job

    other question: i want to use unity for that, is this good choice

    thanks, sorry my english so bad
     
  2. Panther28

    Panther28 Elite Member

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    have you got enough funds to fund this, that is really the first question, unless you can get friends to help you startup for free.
     
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    You have other options in terms of software:

    CryEngine: http://store.steampowered.com/app/220980/
    XNA Game Studio (free): http://www.microsoft.com/en-za/download/details.aspx?id=23714
    Then, if you're really just starting off, there's Game Maker, which can be set up to support 3D and multiplayer mechanics:
    https://www.yoyogames.com/studio

    In terms of a team, the basic team members seem to be highlighted nicely here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/547476/how-do-i-build-a-great-game-development-team

    Give this a read too: http://gamedevelopment.tutsplus.com...an-indie-game-development-team--gamedev-12394
     
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  4. Trepanated

    Trepanated Supreme Member

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    If you just plan on developing a small game, you could do that yourself.

    If your plan is to start a serious business, that's a different matter.

    You need to think about both front and back end development, UX, graphics, monetization, marketing, support, scalability, security.

    And then there's the game itself - the likelihood of your first game being a hit is low, especially if you are going to start with a poker game. That's been done to death.

    So your budget and plans should not include revenue generation for the first few games - you need to be able to fund yourself through the learning process.
     
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  5. ebraheeemz

    ebraheeemz Registered Member

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    how much money i need to start this business, i dont have friends can make games??
     
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    Trepanated Supreme Member

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    I depends what your plans are:

    How many people do you need in the team?
    Are you going to have an office?
    Are you going to be offering people permanent jobs?
    What are the typical salaries in your country for the skills you need?
    How long do you intend to fund the business for before you expect to be self-sustaining?
    How much equipment do you need to purchase (computers, phones, desks etc.)?
    What are your anticipated marketing costs?
    How long is the development lifecycle for the first game?

    If you have answers to those questions, post them here - and then I will be happy to provide some of the many other questions you need to think about.
     
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  7. ebraheeemz

    ebraheeemz Registered Member

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    thanks for you, but before i can answer your questions, i want to ask, what the skills i need to make complete project, so i can know how many people i will hire, and salaries, and i want to ask, are you advice me to start this kind of business or no, thanks again
     
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    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    OP, just forget this idea.
     
  9. member8200

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    i think the most important question here is, Do you have enough fund to support this project? :)
    You might wanna consult someone first with a lot of experience on software development to give you all the ideas you need.

    It's something you don't wanna get in to without any knowledge on how to get out. Please don't get me wrong. :)