A bit lost about what is needed to start in this world

Discussion in 'Indie Basics' started by Raccoonette, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. Raccoonette

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    Hello everyone,

    I always liked videos games, played them a lot, and wanted to make one some day if i could.

    So..i have a lot of free time ATM, and i'm looking a bit about it, but i know nothing. I believe i'm good at making gameplay interesting, and balanced, also, i'm a lot into role play, lore, story. But, i'm very bad about the rest, like coding, or making music, pictures, this stuff..

    I wanted to know your opinions about it, how much time does it take to learn that, or if i don't have to learn it maybe ? I know nothing, maybe there is a big website where i can take music from for a game ? Is it bad ? I know that programm like RPG maker do the coding for you... well i guess, maybe that's not true.

    I have so many questions right now, and so many ideas for a game, maybe you can help me to put a bit of order in my mind !

    Also, sorry if i did mistakes in my english langage :)

    Thanks
     
  2. strategy

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  3. Topemu

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    Great advice!! start small. the biggest problem with indie games is that they never get finished.
    don't bite off more than you can chew!
    Also you sound like you're cut out for the "design" aspect.
    so don't waste time on animating or art etc.
    BUT most designers I know are skilled at writing script at least.
    You can find people to do it but it would be very helpful to know yourself.
    You will need to learn to work a game engine.
    Godot
    Unreal
    Unity
    Game Maker

    Look those up and see which you can dive into then "make the littlest game you can think of".
     

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