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  • xShadow - May 13, 2014 9:25 a.m.

    It might take a very long time to make a game, but if you have a passion for doing things like this, it shouldn't be your main worry. I've always been a gamer and I absolutely wanted to make my own game. I just read all the stuf on this thread and it was a great source of help :)
  • intellisquid - January 19, 2013 10:38 p.m.

    I think there's nothing misleading about the article. The major thing I got out of it is if you want to do it, do it. There will always be naysayers or reasons to hedge around and not do it. Put those out of your mind and just start.
  • Rhymenocerous - January 7, 2013 11:41 a.m.

    You can download UDK for free, in fact it's been free for years. Unreal Engine 3 contains Kismet, a visual programming language consisting of primarily conmecting 'nodes' for interaction withing the game environment. Starting your own game from scratch however, does require you to know Unreal Script and be able to compile your own scripts. So good look with that... Not easy by any means.
  • Nocturne989 - January 1, 2013 3:21 p.m.

    I agree with oryanbelt. The article isn't trying to make game design seem like it is easy. If you think thats all the article is, you missing the entire point. Its a way to inspire gamers to take that leap into game design, independent or otherwise. And telling people about easier and cheaper programs to use isn't the same as saying its easy.
  • zymn - December 26, 2012 1:42 p.m.

    You forgot to mention Blender 3D. Very useful all-purpose tool.
  • oryanbelt - December 26, 2012 11:53 a.m.

    It seems most people in the comments are being too critical of this article. I will agree that it does make it seem like making games is easy as baking a cake, but it never comes out and says that. Making a game is difficult process, but I think this article wants to inspire more people to make games despite the hurdle. In actuality making a game does boil down to the idea and the passion to make it. It then comes to the person and/or people making it to follow it through.
  • joe-hill - December 26, 2012 11:50 a.m.

    what i find they are trying to say is that you can get started easier then places make it out to be their not saying its wasy
  • ThatGamerDude - December 26, 2012 11:42 a.m.

    As I'm making a game myself with the RPG Maker software, even then making games isn't as easy as you would think. Though I can safely say I'm making some progress (its not some major video game, just one me and my friends and maybe a few people interested can enjoy).
  • taokaka - December 26, 2012 6:21 p.m.

    I'm interested in doing something along those lines and was wondering how useful and how easy to use rpg maker is. Would you recommend it?
  • MolokoVeck - December 27, 2012 10:47 a.m.

    I would definitely recommend RPG Maker. I used it a long time ago as I had my own idea for an RPG, and I was able to create several hours of gameplay in a relatively short period of time. I created the whole world map, a couple of dungeons, a few towns, a title screen, opening "cinematic" sequence, and story line. It is not a difficult tool to learn to use and it is actually quite fun once you get the hang of it. The things you need in this article definitely apply. You need an idea and you definitely need a passion. Eventually I just abandoned it as I moved on to other things, but I wouldn't mind giving it another go.
  • Jeff the Fridge - December 26, 2012 10:56 a.m.

    This article makes it seem as if game design is easy. Well, IT FUCKING AIN'T. Seriously, that shit takes a lot of time and effort
  • danielle-porter - December 26, 2012 11:16 a.m.

    I feel like this is highly misleading.. now I'm no expert, but as with all things, the more you know the better! If you're a student, you can download and install Maya and use it for 2 years. Youtube is your friend.. I can't emphasize that enough, there are tons of tutorials ranging from *very* basic to advanced. It's still important to have at least a basic grasp on programming. I'm just saying it makes you a lot more marketable and opens up way more opportunities the more you know and are experienced with. That's not saying you have to go to college for this stuff.. especially not one of those online for-profit schools, personally however unless you are gifted and can teach yourself everything you need to know, at least taking a course or two somewhere is worth it. Even some of the simple (yet successful) facebook games took time, lots of it, and some measure of knowing wtf you're doing lol. For the record I am not saying this isn't a great starting point.. but the article portrays the gaming industry as an easy one to get into - it's not. It makes it seem like this shit is just that simple - it's definitely not.
  • masterjoe123 - December 26, 2012 10:52 a.m.

    Even with all of this stuff, making games isn't easy. It takes a looooooong time to get a game to where you want it to be.

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