Game Creation and Design
- 1.0 Getting Started(0GS1)
- 1.1 Choosing your Language(0GS2)
- 1.2 Deciding what graphic route you’re choosing(0GS3)
- 1.3 Deciding what genre the game will be(0GS4)
- 1.4 Tips(0GS5)
- 2.0 Starting Basic development(SBD1)
- 2.1 Important Requirements(SBD2)
- 2.2 Official Basic Development(SBD3)
- 2.3 Releasing the Work in Progress topic
- 2.4 Searching for your team
- 3.0 Copyrighting and Thanks to
1.0 Getting Started - 0GS1
Well, you want to make an “MMORPG”? Reading this guide may help you, lots. I will include information for specific requirements needed to officially release your “MMORPG.”
1.1 Choosing your Language - 0GS2
If you’re sitting there wondering “Language… English?” or something similar, you’re wrong. By Language I mean a Programming Language. Examples are Visual Basic 6.0, VB.NET, C++, C#, etc.
I’ll give you a basic breakdown on those 4 languages.
Visual Basic 6.0
The most common language in ORPG development. It’s quite easy to learn, and Eclipse is programmed with Visual Basic 6.0. I would recommend this if you are fairly new to Game Development, and such. Use Eclipse, learn the basics of Visual Basic 6.0, and then learn the advanced stuff, such as DirectX7 or 8 programming with Visual Basic 6.0. You may feel kind of restless while learning, because you might be worried about remembering, and such. Just keep at the learning, buy books, and read tutorials, and try it yourself. Learning enough to program your own game, from scratch, could take at least 1 to 2 years, depending on how fast you learn. It can be quite a hassle to learn everything you need to know.
Last, this program is not free, but you may get it from a torrent site, just stating this is illegal, but, I’ve never seen someone get caught, so don’t worry much.
At last, those unwilling to pay for Visual Basic 6.0, here’s your salvation! Get the Express Version of this program, it’s free and easy to get the hang of. All you may have trouble with is learning the programming. There aren’t many advanced tutorials on Visual Basic.NET, so you may have to buy some books, or e-books. I recommend this if you are not willing to pay for Visual Basic 6.0, and don’t want to do anything illegal. Learning this and Visual Basic 6.0 are quite different, so, choose one, or both, whichever you would like.
Remember, this is free.
Well… you’ve two choices C-based or Visual Basic programming… I recommend C++, the syntax is easy to learn, not much complications, until you get to actual programming. I recommend reading tutorials and viewing code sources, observing how the code is used. Keep in mind that this is one of the most complicated to use programming languages, but, has much more available than Visual Basic 6.0/.NET. I myself am learning this so when I get to programming my game, I’ll be ready.
Honestly, I know not much about this programming language. I know the C++ and C# syntax are some similar, but, both worth learning. This section can be redone by one of the more advanced C# programmers of the community.
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1.2 Choosing your Graphical Route - 0GS3
For starters, go for 2D. 2D Is much easier to create, and program for, start with it, and learn the basics of anatomy, and study others’ creations to improve your own skill. Do not steal graphics!!!
Keep working on your graphics, you can become a great artist one day.
If by any chance you are already learning 3D design, and want to create a game in 3D, have some type of team to help along the way, this is a horrendous task.
Now, continuing with 3D I recommend AutoDesk Maya. It’s a great 3D Animation, Rendering, and creation program. I myself am using this. _ You can use 3DBuzz.com for tutorials on using Maya, and is quite good to learn from.
3D Help and Sources
3dbuzz.com - Good Maya & 3DSMax Tutorials.
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1.3 Choosing what Genre your game will be (0GS4)
The most common are RPG based games. Some others are like FPS based games, etc. You get the point. But, you just have to remember that if you choose any RPG type, you will have to get good details within your game’s background and more, remember to keep it in a fantasy type view, and not like modern, but, killing demons and monsters in a city that looks like you’re in the year 1622, when it’s supposed to be 3019. If you go to create an FPS type game, you can still have Monsters and such, example: Doom. It’s quite interesting, and many liked it. If you go for Modern, then use realistic details and such, if you want to add some suspense, you can add like creatures and demons, to make it more of a fantasy based Modern game.
1.4 Tips (0GS5)
This Section will be for you to add to, just post giving some tips, and I’ll add them up here, and your Display Name, giving credit to you.
2.0 Starting Basic Development - SBD1
Well, now you’re finally ready, for your first bit of development. By now, you may have one or more people on your team, if not, be ready for some work, that will take time, to impress others.
2.1 Important Requirements - SBD2
Now, before you decide to go making a topic that’s unorganized, and a few words, telling people about your project, just stop, and think: “Am I ready to let people know? Is the project ready to be open to the public to read about?”
Likely, it’s not, so just first write up some ideas, unorganized if just on a piece of paper, and you write better like that. Once you’re ready, open up Notepad, and start by using this template:
[center][size]<gamename>[/size] [hr][/hr][size]<storyline background="">[/size] [hr][/hr] <enterstorylinehere>[hr][/hr][size]Features[/size] [hr][/hr][list] [*] [*] [*] [*] [*] [*] [*] [*] [*] [*] [/list][hr][/hr][size]Screenshots[/size] <screenshotname><screenshot><screenshotname><screenshot><screenshotname><screenshot>[hr][/hr][size]Dev Team[/size] [hr][/hr][list] [*] [*] [*] [*] [*] [*] [/list] [hr][/hr][size]Update Log[/size][/center] <updateshere>[hr][/hr]</updateshere></screenshot></screenshotname></screenshot></screenshotname></screenshot></screenshotname></enterstorylinehere></storyline></gamename>
You can use that once you’re ready for posting about your game, in the WIP board.
Before you post, make sure you have some sort of small team, and make sure you give credit to the maker of anything you use. RMXP usage is ILLEGAL and should be against the rules to use in Eclipse games, since it is illegal, outside of RMXP.
To be continued…
Just letting you know, I will add more to this, I’m tired, and haven’t really slept in the past 2 days. I’ll get back to you on this though, promise, Eclipse! ^^
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