• Question: How hard is it to make games

    Asked by ANDY236 to Conor, Jeffrey on 11 Mar 2016.
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      Jeffrey Roe answered on 11 Mar 2016:

      Yes, The triple A titles such as COD and Battlefield take about two years to make. They have huge teams of people working on them and cost > 100 million to make.

      But to make a hit mobile game can be done on your own. There are loads of examples.

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      Conor McGinn answered on 12 Mar 2016:

      Hi Andy,
      To do anything to a high standard is tough. Maybe a better question would be “If I’m interested in designing games, what would I need to do to start?”. To this question I would say – “there is a huge amount you can do, and you can do it all at your own pace”. Some starting points:
      * learn a coding languag – maybe make a simple android app in Java (there are many free online courses/videos/guides)
      * learn solid modeling using Blender (Blender is a free industry quality graphics package – again there are lots of online resources to learn)
      * once you have some code background and can make models in Blender, start using Unity. Unity is a very powerful gaming enginer – if you get this far you are legitimately employable! 😀