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ReeceMunro
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how do u create a game? Aug. 12th, 2010 @ 06:15 PM Reply

im new to this and i just want 2 know how do u create a game?

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Response to how do u create a game? Aug. 12th, 2010 @ 06:27 PM Reply

I'm gonna give you an answer as dumb as your question.
You create a game using a computer.

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Response to how do u create a game? Aug. 12th, 2010 @ 07:53 PM Reply

At 8/12/10 06:27 PM, ObeseDude wrote: I'm gonna give you an answer as dumb as your question.
You create a game using a computer.

/thread

Don't be a dick.

The people here at Newgrounds make games using a program called Adobe Flash. The latest version is Adobe Flash CS5, which is VERY expensive (around $700). You can download the free 30 day trial here: http://www.adobe.com/products/flash/ People also use earlier versions such as CS4, CS3, and 8 (This is called Macromedia Flash 8 because that was before Adobe bought Macromedia).

Flash is animation software, so that's how people make movies also. If you want to make a game however, you will need to learn how to program. Flash uses ActionScript, which is available in 3 version, 1, 2, and 3. 3 is the latest version, but I think more people use 2.

If you want to learn how to make these games, you can check out the tutorial section here (in the Flash forum, click the sticky "new here? read this first" or whatever)

And that's about it.


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Response to how do u create a game? Aug. 12th, 2010 @ 08:37 PM Reply

At 8/12/10 06:15 PM, ReeceMunro wrote: im new to this and i just want 2 know how do u create a game?

1. Have a copy of Adobe/Macromedia Flash.
2. Know how to use Actionscript.
3. If Step 2 cannot be completed, go to step 4.
4. Hire a programmer. If you have programming knowledge, skip this step.
5. Make art for your game.
6. Make the game!


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Response to how do u create a game? Aug. 12th, 2010 @ 10:11 PM Reply

Well just look around the web for tutorials and stuff and soon you will know basic action script.
Try this guy he explains all his code so you can write you own scripts
Here he is: Helpful Guy
Look at this Game tutorials,

Good luck and looking forward to seeing and playing some of your work!

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Response to how do u create a game? Aug. 12th, 2010 @ 11:40 PM Reply

At 8/12/10 07:53 PM, GreenAlienAnimations wrote: Don't be a dick.

I don't think he was being a dick. Had he read the sticky "New to Flash? Read this first!" he wouldn't have needed to post this.

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Response to how do u create a game? Aug. 13th, 2010 @ 12:19 AM Reply

There's a lot more to creating a game than just programming.

It starts with an idea. Ten, you have to have the right tools for the job (software, knowledge of the software, knowledge of the algorithms/instructions you'll need to program and how to program in the given language of your choosing, the assets you need, etc.).


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Response to how do u create a game? Aug. 14th, 2010 @ 06:29 AM Reply

At 8/12/10 06:27 PM, ObeseDude wrote: I'm gonna give you an answer as dumb as your question.
You create a game using a computer.

/thread

Yeah. Seriously. Don't be a dick, dick.


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Response to how do u create a game? Aug. 14th, 2010 @ 11:47 AM Reply

I think ill take this opportunity to say you don't *need* flash to make a flash game but it will probably help. There is a multi platform language called haXe with a free compiler at haxe.org. There is also a great (better than flash) coding IDE called flash develop, the latest of which has haXe syntax checking and code completion built in, for graphics there is a program called swfmill you can use for organising graphics and exporting swf/swcs that you can use as libraries for your game, or get a really old version of flash just for that if you really need to. the haXe programming language offers some nice features and optomised bytecode which means your code will run faster, you can also install hxcpp which lets you export the same code you wrote for flash to a desktop application.

Also if you end up with flash CS3 or higher please use AS3 first, you will be happy you did in the long run.

But please, don't stop here, venture out into the internets and find your destiny, good luck young grasshopper.


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