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Something_Incredible Apr 17, 2013 @ 6:17pm
How to make a 3rd-person shooter/adventure game?
Hi, I wanted to make a 3rd-person shooter/adventure game. Unfortunatly, I have no video game making XP (I do have Skyrim moding XP, if that means anything). So, is there any easy to use, solid video game making software out there, or am I better off hiring some guys to make the game for me?
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Something_Incredible Apr 18, 2013 @ 7:54am 
Unity 3D? Just how easy is it to use? Does it come with tutorials?
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Something_Incredible Apr 18, 2013 @ 7:57am 
And this software will allow me to make whatever type of game I desire?
Something_Incredible Apr 18, 2013 @ 8:01am 
Ok, thank you! I'll see if I can succesfully make a "test game" with it.
Something_Incredible Apr 18, 2013 @ 8:10am 

Originally posted by Mindwedge:
You're only limited by your determination to succeed.
Greater words have never been spoken.
tenderface Apr 18, 2013 @ 6:23pm 
Welcome to the world of game development!

Unity 3D is a fan-freaking-tastic engine -- I'm sure you'll love it. Since you'll probably be modeling your own things, tools like 3ds Max and Maya are considered the industry standard. You can use them for free indefinitely as long as you do not try to sell your works. Alternatively, a completely free tool for commercial use is Blender.

A good place to start to learn Unity is their new Learning section on the website. It's full of some really new awesome stuff.
Sgt.Psycho Apr 18, 2013 @ 6:42pm 
Having seen some awesome entries here using Unity 3D, I'm actually kind of interested in having a go myself if I get the time. If I do, I'll post something up about how it went and my naive opinion about it's value. Disclaimer: I am an app developer, not a game developer.

It's worth a shot, you can't do any worse than the bottom-tier of Greenlight submissions. *hysterical laughter*
Something_Incredible Apr 19, 2013 @ 8:04pm 
Thank you, Mr.Psycho, for the great encouragment! Also, new question, in addition to my idea for a 3rd-Person Shooter/Adventure game, I've also had an idea for a Zombie-Survival game. I plan on making both eventually, but which one do you guys think I should make first?
tenderface Apr 19, 2013 @ 9:03pm 
Whatever is the smallest. Always, always, always start small.
Something_Incredible Apr 19, 2013 @ 9:20pm 
Originally posted by intox. Disney:
Whatever is the smallest. Always, always, always start small.
Good words, good words. Going by that logic, I should do the Zombie game first, since the 3rd-Person Shooter/Adventure will be story driven, and I plan on doing voice-overs for it, and I need money to hire people to do voice-overs, and money, I do not have.
C0untzer0 Apr 20, 2013 @ 2:42am 
1 Zombies are also a great excuse for not creating a good AI algorithm.
2 As for the VO stuff. Check out b-movie/horror conventions, you'll find a lot of people there who might help.
3 I hope you're not expecting to make money with your first game, First projects are pretty much just a learning experience, if you do try to publish it somewhere, try IndieDB or somewhere similar, where people are sympathetic and not comparing it to AA titles.
4 From my experience with film-makers, I'd suggest you hold back your best ideas until you have a little more experience and cash. You don't want to look back on it and think you didn't do justice to your story.
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A Gelatinous Cube-Z- Apr 20, 2013 @ 7:31am 
I think the VO stuff was for the shooter/adventure rather than the zombie thing, so I'm not sure how a horror convention would help. >.>

By that same token, so long as OP doesn't mind amateurs, I might be able to volunteer my voice whenever the time comes (depending on where life takes me between now and then, of course). Downside obviously being that I'm an amateur. Upside is that I'd do it for the fun of it. (Goes for anyone who doesn't mind dealing with an amateur, really.)


There's also probably communities dedicated to doing VO stuff, but I've still not looked into it to know for sure.
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Something_Incredible Apr 20, 2013 @ 8:01am 
Yes, the Voice-Over stuff is for the Shooter/Adventure. And I don't plan on making the Zombie game a horror game, there are way to many of those on Greenlight already! And I don't like horror...
Something_Incredible Apr 20, 2013 @ 10:32am 
You're right. There ARE way too many zombie games!
Something_Incredible Apr 23, 2013 @ 9:46am 
Originally posted by Zaxoth:
I think the VO stuff was for the shooter/adventure rather than the zombie thing, so I'm not sure how a horror convention would help. >.>

By that same token, so long as OP doesn't mind amateurs, I might be able to volunteer my voice whenever the time comes (depending on where life takes me between now and then, of course). Downside obviously being that I'm an amateur. Upside is that I'd do it for the fun of it. (Goes for anyone who doesn't mind dealing with an amateur, really.)


There's also probably communities dedicated to doing VO stuff, but I've still not looked into it to know for sure.
I don't mind amateur, considering I'm an amateur myself.
Something_Incredible Apr 23, 2013 @ 9:47am 
Originally posted by Mindwedge:
Originally posted by Zaxoth:
By that same token, so long as OP doesn't mind amateurs, I might be able to volunteer my voice whenever the time comes (depending on where life takes me between now and then, of course). Downside obviously being that I'm an amateur. Upside is that I'd do it for the fun of it. (Goes for anyone who doesn't mind dealing with an amateur, really.)

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/indepth/audio/buying-guides/voice-over-equipment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74_cmoMCWAs
Thank you for the info, Mindwedge, you are a great help!
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