Forum for games!
Topic by j1a1m1e1s | last reply
I need help. I've wanted to make a good 3D game for a long time now, and I don't know what to do next. I've downloaded the latest version of Blender on my computer, but my computer is very laggy, has an inconsiderate graphics card, and I have no idea how I'll be able to play it other than on the blender game engine. I took careful notes, I already have a pretty good idea what I want to make, but the idea is so huge, that I don't think my computer (or any computer) could handle it. I have excellent artistic skills, and I've made a lot of thumbnail drawings, conceptual artwork, and details. But I have absolutely no skills at programming, and I've never made a game before. What should I do now? I'm working on learning how to use blender, but since I just got it today, I might be a couple of decades...If I can't make this game, is there a company that I could sell my plans to in some hope that a game might be made? If I can't make a game, I suppose a good 3D movie would work as well...... But I just don't know yet.
Topic by MattGyver92 | last reply
Hi guys! Ive been working on some video game movies. Any suggestions? -Mario -Mario Kart -Minecraft -Halo (distant future) -Zelda (short film only =P ) -?????? -suggestions welcome down below PS I'll try to post behind the scenes instructables Thanx =)
Topic by the_real_mccoy_ | last reply
I'm probably the last person you should go to for game advice, but I'll try. If I don't have the answers you seek, I'll tell you a place where you can find those answers. If you need cheats, I'll see if I can find them. I check to answer your questions every Saturday. If you think you're an expert on a certain game and your willing to give advice leave a comment saying so on my orangeboard.
Topic by bdcoco | last reply
Okay, so I'm in high school an my shop is Graphic Design. We have to do senior projects based on our shop and I decided to do a video game. However, I'm not quite sure what I want the whole concept of it to be. Does anyone have any ideas that I could use?
Question by epixdesigner95 | last reply
Hi guys! Im an indie filmmaker and i want to make a video game short film. Please suggest what you think i should make. Also i want it to be T and under (T,E10,E) no M except for a rare occasion. I will be posting forums semi-frequently like this. Well? HAVE AT IT!!!! COMMENT!! SUGGEST!!! PLEASE? YAY!!!!!!! PS i will feature you in the creds if i use your idea PPS i will try to make behind-the-scenes instructables w/ wideos PPPS the cake is no lie!
Topic by the_real_mccoy_ | last reply
I have about 4 boxes full of old video games. I have xboxs ps1 NES SNEs game cubes sega genesis gn twin. I do not have any of the plugs or controllers I do not know if they are in working order So am just selling them for 5 dollars each These are AS IS This is good for people who likes to repair potential broken systems. I have about 100 system in total... REMEMBER I DO NOT BACK UP ANY OF THESE SYSTEMS THEY MIGHT NOT WORK. BUT IF YOU KNOW HOW TO REPAIRS THEM THEN YOU WILL BE ABLE TO REPAIR IF IT IS BROKEN AND MAKE SOME MONEY OFF OF THEM.. 5 DOLLARS A PIECE. please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Topic by zan316 | last reply
I have been writing c# XNA games for Xbox 360, and I am currently working on a zombie game. Kind of a tower defense, with zombies. It is almost finished and I have been pondering what game I could make next. That is we're you come in. I was wondering if I could get some good ideas for an Xbox game. I would like a game that is fairly simple, and one that uses a random play environment. I am currently limited to 2d. I am planing to finish my previous game within about a month, so I would like to know what I am making next within about 4 weeks. Since today is January 30th 2012, let's say cut off is about February 30th. But the sooner the better. Of course, if I chose your game, you would get a free code for it if and when it is finished. Also keep in mind that I cannot make a game with copyrighted elements, like star wars or something. Try to be creative and come up with a good idea. Remember that i would prefer to make a game wih a random play environment Thanks! This helps me a ton.
Topic by Robo Disko | last reply
I am attempting to make a video game (I wonder how many people have said that before). I am not a very good idea person, but I may have something. I could make an open world marble platformer. I don't think thats been done before. However, I am not a programmer, I know my way around BGEs logic bricks very well but I don't know python. If anyone knows python or has any other ideas please post. Also tell me what you think of my idea. If anyone wants to write scripts for me pm me. (I cant pay as I have no budget, but I will credit you and I will contact you for my next project, which I will pay for.) thanks
Topic by adamtron98 | last reply
I have an idea for a video game which allows an opportunity for the players to make money. The problem is that I do not know how to go about it. It would be a space flight\fighter were the players will be able to purchase spacecraft with the ability to customize them to their desire. Then dogfight against other players for cash rewards which they can use for upgrades or new ships. A leveling structure will be needed to allow for players to go against similarly skilled players. First, I would like to know if you would be interested in a game like this, Second, I am looking for people who would able to program, design ships and maps, etc. to get this going. Experience with Unity 3d would be best.
Topic by mercenary.gamer | last reply
Hey every body I was just looking for a new project to start working on, and then it came to me I would leave it up to the internet. well what I want from y'all is just give me some ideas on what kind of props from video games or movies y'all would like to see. Thanks Riverswamp
Topic by BadZombie | last reply
HELLO!!!!!!!!!!!! This question is for people who like games like minecraft, or at least the building aspect. I am making a video game and am going dry on ideas. The game is based on mayhem, and in the story combines past, present, and future. I need small ideas, not a whole new plot, so things like enemies or something like that. (Please don't leave comments like "Well this would be too hard, you shouldn't try to make a game) Those are annoying!
Question by theodore665 | last reply
We all get bored at some point, right? Or we just want to slack off from school or work. So we play games we call flash games. Some of them completely suck, while some could have been sold for a price and been insanely successful (might be exaggerating a bit there). My point is what are some of your favorites? Personally I liked The Last Stand, Unreal Tournament, Tanks, and I can't remember any more right now...
Topic by wingman246 | last reply
I used to like console gaming because systems rarely/never costed more than $300, it was simple, and everybody had the same stuff. There were no expensive HDTVs, broadband-requiring/expensive online play, the fanciest peripheral was the rumble pack, and your console didn't do anything except light up a power light if there was no game in it.I'm not rich, my parents have never owned a house, and with all the fancy crap that consoles require and do today, I can't afford even a Wii (not that I'd want one, the novelty has worn off). I'm not saying all these improvements in gaming are bad, but for someone like me, I just don't have the money for a shiny new 360, or even high-speed internet (I live on an acerage and there's no cable in the country) for online muiltiplayer/communication.For now, I'll just have to fondly remember having home tournaments playing Star Wars Episode 1 Pod-Racer on N64 with my friends.What do YOU think about gaming today?
Topic by Aeshir
I think it's a great idea, but I wouldn't even know where to get started on the technical aspect, nor the legalities involved. The game is basically a walk through an instructables-inspired home-built city of interesting devices and systems all loosely (or even exactly!) based on actual instructables. During the games as you explore you stumble on different tasks that you have to complete. You find parts to complete tasks scattered about the city, or win them for completing smaller tasks. Thoughts?
Topic by Nos4ah2 | last reply
Hello, I am making a game and I have ran out of ideas. I has hoping that maybe some people might have ideas they would want in a game. It has a building aspect to it like minecraft, or terraria. The game Is about a merge of time lines, like Medieval knights and gulf war soldiers. I don't really want a whole new plot, but small ideas like enemies or other little parts. Also If I use your idea, I will tell you and if its implemented in the game i might even pay you.Thanks you!
Topic by theodore665 | last reply
There are many games out there that have seemed to escape the public eye and has slipped under a sea of top-tier titles and remain unknown to many unfortunate gamers out there. I call upon the eccentric and the wise to cast their knowledge of lost gaming gems to those of us here, and let us have a few hours of gaming goodness. Remember that this is only for the lesser known titles, not the best or worst games. Thank you, and have fun.
Topic by Thergox | last reply
Everyone loves video games. And most everyone loves social change. So, video games for social change.... a sure winner!If you're in New York City next week, be sure to check out the Games for Change Conference.It's hosted by Parsons School of Design, the greatest school on the planet (I might be biased).
Topic by randofo | last reply
I've been recently getting into retro gaming, and I've noticed a lot of things, like bits. I know more bits means better graphics, but what is bits a measure of? I've also noticed how they go. It's by a power of 2, Like this: 1,2,4,8,16,32,64,128 etc. Lastly, what was the Atari 2600's?
Topic by NYPA | last reply
This is for all of you who want to (or already do) make video games for a living. Right now me and some other people are in the process of making a video game. We don't really know much about what it's gonna be. I don't even know if my coworkers know what they're gonna do to help make the game. All i know is that we need more people to help us. If you're interested, then just email me at email@example.com. Include in your email what you can do, previous work ( you don't really need to be experienced), and for 3D modellers, i'll need to see some of your work. I'm in charge of the 3D modelling so make sure you know how to make models because i'm not just gonna take someone who can't do the job in. we're only excepting people who have a good understanding of how to do what you want to do. You can also email me if you have any game ideas. We will include you in the credits and such.
Topic by benyamin135 | last reply
So I was sitting there watching my little brother play an old little hand held game from McDonalds, and he said, "Man, I wish the screen was bigger." Which got me thinking, is there anyway to add a video out rca or not to a minature hand held game system like that?
Topic by batboy61490
Hey so I recently pulled out my old game systems and played them. We normally keep them in the attic but i want easy access so i can play them whenever. I was considering making squares just stacked up on eachother but that's boring. does anybody have any ideas? And also I wonder if cabinets would be better or just have them open so you can see the systems. For an idea of how much room I need I have an Nes, Snes, Atari, N64, Ps2, Xbox, Wii and i would like a few extra in case i get more. I also need space for games and accessories. Does anybody have any ideas for how i could make this look really cool? Thanks.
Topic by Blinktwice | last reply
A couple of friends and I are planning on making our own Video Game. I thought it would be cool to ask others for ideas. Our game is a mixed genre (we are attempting to put as many game types into one as possible, but still keeping it somewhat reasonable) sci fi game based a couple hundred years into the future. Humans have colonized mars, but their is a war between the two planetary alliances. Meanwhile there is an underground organization that controls everything going on in human society. They prepare for the return of the true martian race who left behind some ancient relics which were discovered and kept a secret. The main character is a super soldier created by the underground society. You unite the human race and fight against the aliens. We have story ideas but would like to hear ideas from other people. All suggestions are welcome. Suggestions could include, but are not limited to: Characters Events Weapons Technology Genre types Plot ideas and twists Side missions One other thing is that we were thinking that the aliens could be human based, and be like a sub-species of humans. Yes or No? Any other ideas are welcome. Thanks to all who help.
Topic by DeviateKarma | last reply
Hi all... i want to say before i start that i know that this will take a VERY LONG time and a TON of work to do. I've tried it. But... im wonderring if someone could tell me exactly how to make a REAL 3d video game. I know that ill need models... and textures... and audio... and all that crep. But, for me, the .exe is the big part bcuz thatz basically the hardest(ish) part. I have done a little modeling and i can do some texturing although, its not that great. I realize that your gonna say "Get a program to make it like gamemaker" but... i have tried that and it really didnt pleas me. I mean... i want the game to be %100 mine. I want to code it from scratch. I know that this is VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY hard, but i am willing to put the time into it. I have almost every night of the week, and the weekends to work on it for lik 5-12 hours, so i have time. I just need to know how to make the exe and utilize the other game files with it. I know im asking a lot... but i really want 2 do it. It will drive me crazy if i dont. And, if i could... i wanna make it a ps2 game. Please dont reply if you cant/arent going to help me because... well... i just wanna make my game. So PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you in advance. Please feel free to ask any questions about what i want to make. THANKS!
Question by sci4me | last reply
Sprite Stitch is a neat blog devoted to turning classic video game scenes and characters into cross-stitch patterns. Since that just means gridding them out and picking suitable colors, it's also a great resource for all sorts of projects: knitting, mosaics, or even LED art. Who doesn't want a Pac-Man scarf, a Super Mario Brothers tiled shower, or a glowing wall of Space Invaders?Bookmark this one for future use. I'll be referencing it when we redo our bathrooms.
Topic by canida | last reply
I absolutely LOVE mario, pac man, and katamari! So here are a few pics of things I have made for myself and others. I also wanted to know what you guys have made in relation to video game characters!! It seems like everyone is so talented on here and I am just curious !x_Xpac man blanket 72 X 60 all made from fleecepac man beanie for my friendpac man "potholder" lol. in reality it would freakin burn your hand!crocheted katamari (please note that the pattern for this guy came from anapaulaoli)katamari pouchknitted tam with mario from his paper mario daysmario in a boot that was cross stitchedknitted beanie with my favorite character, shyguy =)and a little felt katamari pin
Topic by tarzioo | last reply
So, I live in a dorm now with a few other students. We'd like to play a game together on our personal laptops, but we don't know which ones would be good to play. Requirements: 1. No internet access required. 2. 2-16 players or more. Multiplayer-only games are OK, but single player would be nice too. 3. Mainstream games are fine, but if you know of any indie games, that would be even better. 4. It doesn't have to be new. In fact, from 1990-2008 would be just fine. 5. Most of all, it has to be fun to play. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Topic by Tomcat94 | last reply
Last night we added a new "Games" category, and brought back (and made better!) the random sorting.When we first added categories, the theory was to add new categories as they emerged. I'd say that games has pretty clearly emerged. There are great Instructables focused on video games, video game cabinets, homemade game consules, board games, card games, magic tricks, dice games, how to cheat at games, and lots of other ways to have fun. Explore the games category, and have fun. If you come across an Instructable that should be included in games, but we missed adding to the category, leave a note here.A great way to see if there are any we missed adding to games, or just to explore the site in general, is the revived sort by random. It's new every time you click it in the Explore pull-down menu, or click "Spin the Bottle" on the explore pages. I bet you'll find something cool you've never seen before. As always, let us know what you think.
Topic by ewilhelm | last reply
I would also like the games to be mario games, sports games (no shooting or hunting) and/or racing games. I already have.
Question by dacruz | last reply
Let's say that you have an idea for making a videogame. You are good with 3D software, designing, game flow, you are creative, and you are a programming GOD. What woud you dream game be? Would it be a simple arcade or a puzzle game? Or would it be a complex RPG or action game? Would it have a story? Are you even working on it now? Do you have artwork or ideas you wish to share? Remember-it is your dream game. It's whatever you want it to be.
Topic by MattGyver92 | last reply
I know there are instructions all over the internet on how to do this but as far as i can tell the instructions are without the original disk, if i have the original disk is there a way to download all the information to the computer so that i can launch the game from a folder? a way that doesn't make punkbuster (EA games) kick me if i play online. essentially i want a digital disk so i can use the original as a backup and i won't have to worry about my family removing my disks and destroying them (they tend to leave disks anywhere they can put them down). As a random note im always worried that when transfering my disk from the case to the drive that something will happen as in the past i have been pushed and i dropped the disk, it landed on an uneven surface and someone stepped on in breaking it.
Question by pmk222 | last reply
A very informal poll for everyone. Do you play video games on a regular basis of at lest once a week? If so, what system(s) do you currently play on and what kinds of games do you play? I'll start. system: ps2, ds games: guitar hero 2, elite beat agents, currently downloading Team Fortress 2
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
Hello all my life I have been interested in video games and always wanted to create one myself. I don't really know any programming skills but I can always learn. Still a great video game cant be built by one person so I support and to work with other people in order to create a great game.
Question by brad10010 | last reply
Does anyone have any really good games for the nintendo, super nintendo, gameboy colour, or gameboy advanced games that i should buy? i really like rpgs, but any type will work. (im not asking to buy them from u if ur thinking that haha)
Question by octopuscabbage | last reply
I have played a lot of games in my 14 year old life, i have become fans of so many series of games, Ratchet and Clank, Jak and Daxter, Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, etc, etc. I have many favorite games, most of them from the games i just mentioned, Ratchet and Clank (all of them), Jak 1 and 3, Final Fantasy 7 and 13, Crisis Core (fav PSP game), KingdomHearts 1 and 2, Legend of Zelda 1, Ocarina of Time, and so many more games that i will always love. Mos of my favorite games are for the PLAYSTATION 2, if someone asked me wat my favorite game system was, id say "PS2 OF COURSE!" So, what are your favorite games and game systems?
Topic by FFVIIBOY | last reply
Hello there, I am currently creating a video game with a really good game engine and I need as much support as I can get! I need a story, characters, settings and someone who is willing to learn how to program and code in the basic level. I'm really just looking for people who are passionate about video games and who want to create one. I will later on open up my own video game company here in London (Yes I have the money for that). I also have publishers who will help in making our game get attention. But of course all this happens after the game is created. Any ideas? Anyone that lives in London? Or anyone who wants to join me online to create an amazing game? Thanks! Send me an email to JamesDuFont@programmer.net
Question by Exterm | last reply
Hi all, i want to make a video game. i want it to be kinda like gta san andreas. i have 0 models, 0 anims, a little of a plot, and an idea 4 a setting. i need to know how to code it... make an exe... catch my drift. i am going to spend LOTS of time on this. i dont want to spend money but will if absolutely nesescary. PLEASE HELP!!! Kindly, DO NOT reply if ur not gonna give me somthing helpful.
Question by sci4me | last reply
I am currently starting to design an Xbox 360 game using Microsoft XNA Game Studio (a library for rmaking X360, Zune and PC games in the C# language), but I am stumped at thinking of ideas. I have thought of many that seem good at the time, but while starting to plan, program, or make graphics for them, i realize it wasn't that good of an idea and give up on them. If it is good enough, it will be sold on the Xbox LIVE marketplace (under Community Games) and can win a contest. If you do help me and give a suggestion, please know this will be a 2D game (i can do all the work for a small game, but I can't do 3d modelling). Also, I can use an advanced physics engine and there aren't really any limits to ideas I could use. If you do give me an idea, I can even give you credit in the game. Also, it should be something original and innovative, think outside the box! Thanks in advance if you do help me out, this is probably the hardest part of game making!
Topic by mappum | last reply
Hey, guys. I am attempting to make my own console type-device. I need a program, though. It has to be able to list the video games currently installed on a pc and be able to execute them (start playing them from that program.) The program would initialize upon start up of the PC. It would be preferred if it had a nice GUI with cool graphics, but at this point, I'll take what I can get. Oh, and it will either be a Linux or Windows PC, so the program has to run on either one of those OS's. I am pretty sure I will have to write a program at this point, but I hope not. Thanks in advance for the help!
Question by Adum24 | last reply
I don't have knowledge in coding or modeling, and I am not artistic. I basically need help with everything but storyline. The game I want to make will be very similar to the Hunger Games because they have not released a decent game for the book or movie. I need help making models, coding the game and making the art. I could probably do the audio myself, and I already have many things planned out, I just do not know how to implement them.
Topic by metalshiflet | last reply
I've been wanting to create a game for a while and have learned mot off all the aspects needed...modelling,texturing,scripting(my specialty)....what i need is a good plot and possibly mechanics i can do the scripting...i am looking to focus on a survival horror genre...so if the plots could be generated around that area it would be nice and appreciated
Topic by kofo_14 | last reply
Hello. I'm looking for some individuals with at least a small amount of experience to start a group make 3D games on the unity engine. I would like to mostly make RPG shooters or RPG fantasy games. What do we need: Coders- c#, Python or Java. Level design - Done in unity Modelers - Pretty much anything will work. Anything else you think we need. Level of experience needed: Very low, You just need to know basically what your doing. If your interested or have questions just reply to this and ill try to get back to you as quickly as i can.
Topic by octopuscabbage | last reply