One man spent 15,000 hours in 5 years to make a DS game BY HIMSELF&#33

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  1. Link5084
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    http://www.bobsgame.com/

    From age 20 to 25 Robert Pelloni created a retail-sized NDS game from scratch, pouring 15,000 hours into it over 5 years. It started off being developed for the GBA, then he shifted to the DS when that came out to take advantage of the touchscreen.

    I'd recommended reading some of the interviews he links on the page.
    Like this one: http://blog.differentpixel.com/archives/29...-Interview.html

    All concepts, story, code, sprites, tiles, music, samples,
    fonts, etc. were created entirely from scratch by me-
    and I had to teach myself the skills as I went along.

    The code is straight C, the music is tracked, and the art is all
    completely hand-clicked tiles and sprites- done the right way,
    pixel by pixel, like the classics we all know and love.


    Make sure when you watch the video, the annotations are on. I will definitely buy this when it comes out.
     


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    Wow, just wow.

    And when it comes out, it better get dumped lol
     
  3. Trulen

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    8.4 hours a -day- is a long time to work on a DS game.



    I think we just might all have to buy it.
     
  4. Holaitsme

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    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

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    A cold cold place
    Someone has no life
     
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    I think the dude spends too much time reminding us of how long it took him to make the game and patting himself on the back for a job well done and not enough time showing us why we should buy it.

    Look here, it has a forest too! Full of trees, it took me 3 days just to code that tree. Isn't this scenery beautifull?

    No it isn't, it looks quite mediocre actually.

    I don't actually care how many people or how many years it takes to make a game, I just want to know if the game is good and if it's worth buying.
    Is this game good, and if so what makes it good? Now that's what the dude should be telling me.
    Well that's my opinion anyway.
     
  7. ojsinnerz.

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    I've seen this on DSfanboy a few days or weeks back. Still, it's damn interesting.

    Hopefully, the game will be good, and that 5 years wouldn't be a waste.
     
  8. mercluke

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    fuck yeah, that looks awesome. believe it or not, i may actually PAY for this when it comes out.
     
  9. greygoosecat

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    Yea been tracking that game for a while now. Regardless of how much people say he talks about himself or whatever, I got to give the guy props. Anyways, the game looks interesting enough.
    Still, I'd buy it just for the support. If he dedicated that much time, hell yea I'm impressed. And it's good he's proud of his work.
     
  10. zeckyD

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    This guy will easyly find ajob in the videogame's industry [​IMG] ...
     
  11. DespizingU

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    Shit...I think that game looks better(graphically) than quite a few others that have came out, by paid devs. I will definitely give it a download once/if it gets dumped. And if it's any good then I'll buy it just to support him(like I do with any game that I play and think it deserves to be purchased). And honestly, that kid can gloat all he wants. He taught himself how to make a video game...at his house. And that's probably not a small feat.
     
  12. CorruptJon

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    Wow. Dude better get PAID for this lol.
     
  13. Private|Par

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    Thread has been going for ages in the NDS - Homebrew section.

    Definitely going to buy this when it comes out. The guy deserves his 2 cents.
     
  14. hankchill

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    You're a month too late on the "news" bro [​IMG]
     
  15. Toni Plutonij

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    He is too late, but still....

    I so much like what I see from videos....I hope he gets a good publisher, and gets lots of money for this, I think he deserved it..

    And this "theatrical trailer" is made very good.. I'm still amazed by the games AI, people moving in rows, taking their own seats!!
     
  16. papyrus

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    im too late to reply, but i guess he did a great job, gonna download it soon its dump. (impossible for me to buy it from here).
     
  17. sonicboom510

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    So much ignorance and irony.
     
  18. jaxxster

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    old news. there was a topic about that a while ago.
     
  19. psycoblaster

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    you mean you better will dump it.
    I know you have line rider 2, but won't dump it.
     
  20. pilotwangs

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    I really want this game,looks so awesome.