01-29-2002, 02:13 PM
I was wondering if anyone wanted to help me in creating a new Visual Basic Game Programming Team. I would want to have a few members, and we could each specailize in a certain area (which is probably how most teams work, lol). Anyway, I have some questions and places I would want people to help with.
Here are some positions I think it should have...
Producer: A few people who are good with code (obviously, but even though I'm not as good as a lot of the people on this site)
Graphics: A few people who are good with designing graphics (I'll probably do some graphics)
Storyline Producers: A few people who can compose scripts, ideas, etc. (I'll also contribute in this area, too)
If you can think of another field which would be required for games, please give suggestions. This is voluntary, but if we complete nice enough games, we might be able to sell something or other, you never know. One thing that I ask is that everyone who wants to join make a post below, and have it so that the people who join this can have a little bit of expertise in the coding area, regardless of what department you choose to help with.
If you're interested, here's the digital pen...sign below...
01-29-2002, 04:44 PM
Sounds like a cool plan :cool:
Have you read this article? (http://www.rookscape.com/vbgaming/tutAZ.htm)
What kind of game? RPG, RTS, FPS, Beat-em-up, Simulation, Platform, Puzzle, Multiplayer, 3D, 2D?
What did you have in mind? DirectX, API, something simpler?
01-29-2002, 06:29 PM
The most fun (and arguably the second most important) part of making a game is testing it! :)
I'll help with the code, especially if it's internet oriented. I've always thought about making a small, online communal game, but never gotten around to it.
I'd guess I'd classify myself as a "Producer", assuming this whole thing gets started. Be aware, though, that I may back off without must notice, as I'm quite busy and find it hard enough to do my "personal" VB coding. I spend too much of my time here as it is. :)
01-29-2002, 06:38 PM
Yeah, well, I didn't originally think I was posting enough in that orignal post, but I want to keep everything open minded. That's why I'm asking for multiple people. We could do things with DX, assuming someone knows how to program with it, and I want people who really enjoy playing games to get into this, so that we could program games of all kinds, action, RPG, pretty much all types of games. I don't care how the people code, either. So if anybody has any more questions, I'd be glad to satisfy you're curiousity.
01-29-2002, 06:58 PM
If its DX then count me in, as a programmer, Im not very artistic :(
01-29-2002, 07:15 PM
Well, you can use DX, Squirm, I don't know it, so I'll have to give you the graphics to insert the way you want everything, too. I do have to admit, though, that I do want a copy of everything, since this will also be a learning experience, since I've only been programming for a year and a few months, so I want to learn with really hands on Direct X, So let me shake your hand and say welcome aboard, Squirm, you're the first producer...
01-29-2002, 07:36 PM
Do you use IRC?
Specifically use the DALnet network?
If yes, come visit us at #Extreme-VB
If no, click the link in my signature and visit us that way :D
01-29-2002, 07:50 PM
Well, last school year I learned about Visual Basic in school. However, the teacher really only talked about applying Math to Visual Basic, and some graphics and other stuff. I got a pretty good start from there, but most of the stuff out side of that I learned here at this site, but I don't know what an IRC is/does, or what the network you were referring to does, so I guess I can't answer that, but once again, this will be a real learning experience, then...
01-29-2002, 08:00 PM
Sorry for being somewhat misleading :eek:
IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat
DALnet is an IRC network, a chat network, kinda like MSN and AIM, but better :)
Its basically a place where some of the people from this forum (VolteFace, The Hand, Thinker, crazed-lunatic, Webmaster, Banjo, ArnoutV, orufet, ChiefRedBull, dcl3500 etc.) hang out, chat, and help people with VB.
If you click the link in my signature then you can use the jIRC java applet to come on and chat to us, real-time :)
01-30-2002, 07:00 AM
Will this programming team need some music?
I hear DirectX supports MIDI files. I should know... that's the first thing I used DirectX for. :D . Heh heh.
01-30-2002, 07:09 AM
I'd be interested in getting involved as programmer. Like Squirm, I have absolutely no artist ability. I have some previous 3D graphics experience but am a relative novice with DX.
01-30-2002, 07:56 AM
What is the salary for a programming position?
01-30-2002, 10:06 AM
In my first post I mentioned that this is voluntary side work, so there is no salary to be made. I want this to be a side-thing, a hobby, a diversion, something for fun, etc. I do realize that a lot of people on this site probably don't have much side time for themselves, which is perfectly fine, I just want to create / take part in a fun little side job, and maybe if the games are fun enough, & the graphics are good enough, they could be brought to the market, at which point money does become an issue.
I see that many people say they have no graphics skills at all. This is all right, since I might be able to have a couple friends who are new to programming, but are good with graphics, so I think if there is at least one other person on this site, we could be all right in the graphics department
I don't think an entire game would need to be programmed with Direct X, so if you're not good with Direct X, there will probably be a few good spots where you still do some programming
For the person who said they're good with Midi's, WELCOME ABOARD, Midi's are great sound for programming, in my opinion, since they are not large at all, and probably load up quicker, and I have some good RPG Midi's that I could use.
If there are other questions / suggestions, I'd be more than happy to answer / take questions /suggestions
PS: A good suggestion would be a name, I haven't the slightest on a name, yet...lol
01-30-2002, 11:21 AM
A name for the team? Extreme VB Productions
For the game? I think we need to decide on a genre first
01-30-2002, 11:59 AM
Maybe you should shorten that to Extreme Productions... Are you really sure you want people to know it was written in VB? :)
01-30-2002, 06:19 PM
The only thing that I could add would be connections to game developers. For example, I have a friend who is currently taking a small break on his game, but when he finishes I already have a designer waiting to look at his demo. So, what I can offer is, if you guys can make a decent demo, I can *possibly* help you to get it at least looked at. I have two different contacts right now in the game design industry, and since I am currently designing a MMFRPG, I am always trying to meet more.
btw, I also know a guy who does nice music if you have a call for that.
02-01-2002, 03:40 PM
Well, we should think about what we are going to do for a game, though I do think if some people want to make money off of this, the connection to a designer would be a really good thing. I am thinking we could make some kind of RPG, since I'm pretty good with storylines, & I have a friend (not on this forum), who is REALLY good with drawing, and can whip up some really good looking characters. We could do a lot of games, but I'm sorta partial to an RPG demo, to see if we could possibly get a place on the map. Well, if anyone else wants some input on what kind of game, feel free to post below...
BTW: My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org, if you want to mail me with suggestions or pictures or something, but label everything "For The Programming Team" or something along those lines, any "Party Pictures" will be automatically deleted (I don't play around with stuff like that)
Okay, there's my 2 cents
02-28-2012, 11:48 AM
did this team ever come together?
02-28-2012, 12:12 PM
For all we know they're all dead by now.