Kid Game Designer

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  1. Yuki Amano
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    Yuki Amano GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    At (removed) stance number one: Yes, I do know where babies come from. But I don't want to talk about sex in a video game forum.
    At stance number two: I've asked for permission, and they said yes.
     
  2. frogboy

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    In all honesty, why would your parents not allow you to build a website? My parents ENCOURAGE me to be creative. I say if you want to do it, and believe you can, go for it!
     
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  4. Yuki Amano
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    Yuki Amano GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Everybody just stop talking about my age!!!!! Here is somewhere you can talk about my age: http://gbatemp.net/t...-on-this-forum/ You can use this introductions thread for welcoming me and giving tips, not arguing with me. Arguing is on the link. Click on it if you want to say I'm immature/too young.
     
  5. DS1

    DS1 伝説の雀士

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    Yes!
    My only advice is to make a bunch of games and share them with everyone. They don't have to be video games (or PC games, or whatever term you prefer), they could be board or card games - anything that shows you have talent or imagination. Even informal design documents (fancy way of saying 'scribbles on a piece of paper with arrows and little notes') can show that you aren't some braindead kid who got hung up on making the next Minecraft or Angry Birds. Also don't be one of these people that thinks their ideas are a gold mine and that some random company is scouring the internet looking for ideas to steal (cue 10 tempers who state they had their ideas were stolen).

    And never forget, your job:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  6. xist

    xist ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ

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    Doesn't the COPPA act come into play here?
     
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  7. Yuki Amano
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    LOL! Thank you for not talking about my age. :P Anyways, I do take *most* of my ideas with a grain of salt, although I do want to stay motivated.
     
  8. Yuki Amano
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    The only "personal information" I've given away is my age and possibly my birth date.
     
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  10. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    1. Welcome to the forums.
    2. Someone suggested that you should program for older consoles. Don't. Less resources at hand and potentially you'd have to learn assembly, which is a bit too hard for most people to handle. Choose a platform that's plentiful of libraries, like the Wii or the DS.
    3. Nothing wrong with you being young, but act mature. My adventure with forums started early aswell, but I quickly adapted to the rulesboard. Remember, nobody will let things slide, or at least shouldn't, because you're young.
    4. If you are serious about your dream, you are welcome to check my guide, among many others here. If it turns out that this is a tad too difficult for now, I recommend DS Game Maker which despite the name accepts C code and is a good bridge between a coding environment and a designer, I'm also an active member on their forums so you can count on assistance.
    5. Don't get trolled. Kids on the internet exchange thoughts and so on, adults spend most of their time impeding that. Including myself. It's a fun activity so don't get your panties in a bunch when that happens.

    Once again, welcome and good luck on your path.
     
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  11. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Succubus™ Waifu material

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    My real advise, is not to end up like this one kid on here who started making like 10 games, then stopped before they were even close to being alpha and complained when no one supported him.
    I can't remember his screen name anymore though :unsure:
     
  12. Yuki Amano
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    10 games?! I can't even imagine how much pressure was on him. I'm not going to do that much, don't worry. :P
     
  13. Zerousen

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    I joined this forum when I was 11, no one has ever told me that :O

    As for his dream of game developing, I'm sure if he wants to do it so much, he'll pull through eventually.
     
  14. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Succubus™ Waifu material

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    They weren't all at the same time :P I hope :unsure:
    Edit: Just remembered his screen name, it was something like SkullCrusher, I believe he had his old account deleted
     
  15. TehSkull

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    Aren't you supposed to be 13 to even register? COPPA and all that.

    Edit: Xist got it first. I didn't bother reading past page 1.

    Edit 2: That aside, my advice to you? Corona SDK
     
  16. Foxi4

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    If he's into game design then Java and other thingamajigs like it should be the least of his interest. He should focus on C and C++. ;)
     
  17. TehSkull

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    That depends on the target platform, now doesn't it?
    If I wanted to make a PC game, I'd focus on C/C++. If I wanted to make an iOS game, I'd want to learn Objective C. If I wanted to make an Android game, I'd want to learn Java.

    My recommendation of Corona stands for beginning game designers. Get your games out there in the easiest way possible. If people like your games, port them to C. That's what Terry Cavanagh did with VVVVVV. Made it in flash, ported to C.
     
  18. Yuki Amano
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    Thank you guys, but I'm not much into the coding aspect. I'm actually starting to lean towards the story part of video games more than design, but I'm still want to be a designer since I love making games. (And because I like to make the rules and be bossy...)
     
  19. DrOctapu

    DrOctapu Magnificent Bastard

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    Hell.
    It's pretty hard to just jump into game design already, but if you can't do art, music, or code then you're pretty much screwed.
     
  20. TehSkull

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    So instead, you should, again, look at Corona. Corona helps you make games for iOS and Android with very easy to learn code.
     
  21. DrOctapu

    DrOctapu Magnificent Bastard

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    Hell.
    Also good:
    Game Maker: Cheap, has a good free version and C++ like syntax. Easy, lots of good games made in it.
    Byond: Free, mostly. Godawful community, good software. A few good games made with it, but a person with some talent could probably make something seriously great in it.
    UDK: 3D, and beautiful. Lots and lots of professional-looking indie games are made in this, and it's free for noncommercial use. You're probably going to need to know how to model to make incredibly sexy GOTY quality games with it, though.
     
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