How can i make a homebrew game??

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Jan 10, 2010
  1. Klightx15
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    so i have this project in mind to create a game similar to F-Zero. i have the graphic design skills. i just need help being pointed in the right direction. Skullcollector has already helped me a bit only with sending me links to PAlib and devkitPro. what else do i need? what 3d animation program is recommended, what engine should i use? any ideas on what exactly id need in the programming?

    my reason: F-Zero is a really cool game that i think should have been made for the DS AGES ago! and im tired of not being able to play games that i know could be really great. if this project succeeds it could be the beginning of many more great games for the DS to come...

    option #2: if anyone would like to form a team who has the right programming skills this could be even better instead of having to do all the work yourself, especially if one doesnt have lots of time. this could also make the game get released quicker.

    if someone would like to form a team and is dedicated enough as i am then please message me on aim: Lightmare1515
     
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    i dont have ANY programing skills, but i think you should go for it. we NEED an F-Zero game on the DS. [​IMG]
     
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    wow nobody...?! this is fucking pathetic!
     
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    People are not going to make a game for you nor are you magically going to be able to make a F-Zero game overnight. A game takes a very long time to make, even for very talented coders. Commercial games can take years to make with large teams of payed people. People that make homebrew are just a single person or small group of people doing it for the enjoyment or for learning to improve their coding skills. Their games are not going to come anywhere close to the quality of commercial games.
     
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    Well there are two ways to make your Game...
    1. Learn a Programming (mostly C++(im learning it myself)
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    2. Use DS Game Maker and ask for some help on the Forums there
    you have to pay 11 Bucks for the Pro Version(I got mine for 5 dollars on christmas)
    If you need any help ill be more than Happy to (TRY) and help you...
    Im good with Graphics can get some Music for the game from past games(any of them)...
     
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    First you should by a notebook and jot down as many ideas and level designs (maybe sprite and character designs if your gonna do you own) and then do the above post's ways of making your game.
     
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    I would really like to help out with this game(if you use DS Game Maker
    I have a Pro Version wich will come in handy (hopefully i can give you a key i ca use it 5 times)
    i havent installed it yet cuz my pc is currently down im using a junk PC...

    PM me if you want my help [​IMG]
     
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    Christ. It would have to be overhead view and 2D.

    Use DS Game Maker or PAlib.

    PAlib has far more extendivity and is faster at compile. You need a team of 2 or 3. I am in with this project as I have experience with coding and spriting. PM me please.

    Oh and one on my games : Download Example of my Creation
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    He was just asking for help on how to programme so get your nerdy anime pictures away from here.
     
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    I find it ironic someone on this forum is calling someone else a nerd. He was more than asking for help, he wanted people to make the game for him.
     
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    You are very strange. You made an account after my name and a movie..

    I don't think I will be helping you then. [​IMG]
     
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    He wasn't the nerd, the anime picture was.
     
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    thanks for your replies guys i will pm you who are in with this project.

    and to the people who pointed out the obvious by saying games cant be made over night or no ones gonna make me a game here. thats NOT what im asking for in any way! im asking to make a team or get someone to give me a nice start to game making.
     

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