iPad Devs, why do you make games?

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  1. DHrox

    DHrox Well-Known Member

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    #1 DHrox, Jan 23, 2009
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    Really. Most people say it's a waste of time. I personally say games are great.;)

    Stuff like Blue Attack! and Bullet Skater must hold something that you love! What is it?
     
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    #2 HouseTreeRobot, Jan 23, 2009
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    Games in general?

    I like creating stuff, whatever the medium. Games just happen to be something where you can get quite creative with the tools given to you (a screen) and seeing as it's a quick results medium (not like a movie where you have to sit down and pay attention) most people are keen to see what it does...

    I kinda mean, it's quick to get a reaction, and a good reaction boosts the ego :)


    edit: oh and it doesn't take long to create stuff. You can throw up tetris in 20 minutes, but it takes ages to make a decent short movie. You can get away with crappy (read: coded cubes or dots) graphics in games, but not really with paintings, movies, sculptures etc.
     
  3. DHrox

    DHrox Well-Known Member

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    I understand precisely what you mean. I think up cool new stuff but I don't have the programming talent to even remotely create something.:rolleyes:
    Often times they'd be the most kick-butt stuff.
     
  4. Rocketman919

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    Money. And the games that devs create are probably things that they would like to play and decide to share it with the world.
     
  5. Tennisking1o1

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    Exactly. a lot of the time it's for fun, and they hope they can make some money and make some people happy with their game. Or, that's the case for a lot of small devs, at least
     
  6. HouseTreeRobot

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    Oh yeah money too. If we don't make enough to pay the bills it's back to working on some uninspired lisence title for someone in a suit.
     
  7. shannonkay

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    I hear that. It's, like, the American dream to make a living doing something you love.
     
  8. DHrox

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    Yeah. BTW, whoever got rid of the Hexile post, thanks. I couldn't figure out how to get rid of it. I'm still kinda new.
     
  9. Zwilnik

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    It's a job with great hours, no heavy lifting and we get to count everything we play, watch or read as R&D :)

    It's also the only job I can pass the psych tests for.
     
  10. DHrox

    DHrox Well-Known Member

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    lol. Rofl.
     
  11. eeenmachine

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    I like making people happy. If I can do it for a living it makes me happy :)
     
  12. DHrox

    DHrox Well-Known Member

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    Now that's an idea I hear a lot from the military. In rotc.
     
  13. VeiledGames

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    My biggest drive is the thought of knowing that people are out there, enjoying something you made. I must have read and re-read the first review for our first game a million times.. I just couldn't get used to some stranger, out in the world, enjoying the results of my work... 15,000 happy customers later, and I'm still shell shocked by the idea! It really tickles me pink, to know that many strangers have had a good time because of me and the rest of my company :)
     
  14. DHrox

    DHrox Well-Known Member

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    That's the cool thing about this stuff is that random people will enjoy your work. It feels darn rewarding!:D
     
  15. hrgpac

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    Well, when you get lucky of course....:p
     
  16. DHrox

    DHrox Well-Known Member

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    Huh, money is hard to get these days when the indie companies are trying to fight the hyped-up games and the big name companies.
     
  17. Little White Bear Studios

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    For me, it's all about being able to craft your own universe for people to play in. Making a utility app, filled with standard controls and lists, makes me want to fall asleep just talking talking about it.
     
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    Pretty much right on.. it's easy to work on something you enjoy. For example, I played Theseus 10 years ago and loved it, so it immediately came to mind when I was thinking about games to make for the iPhone.
     
  19. Dorfdad

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    FOR THE CHICKS of course..

    Honestly I assume you make them for money. Some people are making things for experience so they can get hired by some other companies. Don't think that the bigger companies are not pulling people out of the independent crowds to work on new projects!
     
  20. DHrox

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    What kinds of universes do you like to explore? Don't say FBGirls. Please don't. I'll never sleep again after seeing that game.
     

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