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Game design from the beginning
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Need to get this project moving forward. I am thinking that I will build the core game functionality as a database app and work out the game mechanics first. I will hook up a web front-end later. For the moment, I want to get the feel of running a game and watch the data going in and out "manually".

I think my game design will be fairly typical and standard, so this won't be a leap beyond, say, Far Horizons. Actually, it is partly inspired by FH, and also Empyrean Challenge. Basic game mechanics that handle the tried and true space empire genre. I will likely throw in some support for characters.

I am tabling my idea of a Flash interface until I get more experience with that platform. My son wants me to program some of his "game designs" using Flash, so I will be learning at least the basics of that soon.

But this PBM game will start out as a database (probably Access) with an ordered process to handle each turn's output. It will then produce turn results as "reports" in PDF format. All pretty much out-of-the-box stuff.
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Game design from the beginning - by ixnay - 01-08-2011, 05:33 PM
RE: game design from the beginning - by Peter - 01-09-2011, 03:46 PM
RE: game design from the beginning - by ixnay - 01-09-2011, 04:46 PM
RE: game design from the beginning - by Peter - 01-12-2011, 07:20 AM
RE: game design from the beginning - by ixnay - 01-10-2011, 10:30 AM
RE: Game design from the beginning - by Pool Boy - 01-18-2011, 07:30 PM
RE: Game design from the beginning - by ixnay - 01-22-2011, 06:57 PM
RE: Game design from the beginning - by Toppers - 02-06-2011, 02:54 PM
RE: Game design from the beginning - by ixnay - 03-22-2011, 07:31 PM
RE: Game design from the beginning - by JonO - 03-25-2011, 06:51 PM
RE: Game design from the beginning - by Ramblurr - 03-26-2011, 12:18 AM
RE: Game design from the beginning - by JonO - 03-26-2011, 02:26 AM
RE: Game design from the beginning - by Ramblurr - 03-27-2011, 01:38 PM
RE: Game design from the beginning - by JonO - 03-27-2011, 04:34 PM
RE: Game design from the beginning - by JonO - 03-28-2011, 03:08 AM
RE: Game design from the beginning - by ixnay - 04-27-2011, 03:05 PM
RE: Game design from the beginning - by ixnay - 06-14-2011, 01:54 PM
RE: Game design from the beginning - by JonO - 06-14-2011, 05:50 PM
RE: Game design from the beginning - by Gads - 06-14-2011, 06:01 PM
RE: Game design from the beginning - by JonO - 06-15-2011, 03:29 PM
RE: Game design from the beginning - by Gads - 06-15-2011, 04:16 PM

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