how could i make an online game?

Discussion in 'Games, Jokes, and Fun!' started by Chickenrandomness, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. i've been haveing a cool online game thought for a long long time! it like Wolfquest wolfquest.org but birds of prey! i had told the MN raptor center via email a long time ago with no response... if i were to make this game, i'd need a lot of help. any ideas on how to get started?
     
  2. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    I heard Kooshie invented some online game of some sort... But I'm not sure if it's true or not. Check with her.
     
  3. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Quote:I did it using www.v-petsite.com. A relatively easy to use game creation site, but I don't think it would work for what you want to do.

    You'll probably either need to
    A) Start looking into what you need to learn to put a site like that together (it probably is very complex. I'm not sure what exactly is involved, though. [​IMG])
    or B) Hire someone else to do it.

    I'm sure I've forgotten to mention something important, because I always do. [​IMG]
     
  4. TM Chickens

    TM Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
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    Quote:I did it using www.v-petsite.com. A relatively easy to use game creation site, but I don't think it would work for what you want to do.

    You'll probably either need to
    A) Start looking into what you need to learn to put a site like that together (it probably is very complex. I'm not sure what exactly is involved, though. [​IMG])
    or B) Hire someone else to do it.

    I'm sure I've forgotten to mention something important, because I always do. [​IMG]

    This is my recommended course of action to "learn to put a site like that together":
    1) Learn html. I highly recommend the book Creating Web Pages Bible by David and Rhonda Crowder. $40 in print, but I've got a pdf ebook copy that you can have.
    2) Learn css. Google around, there are heaps of great tutorials.
    3) Learn javascript. I recommend the book Javascript: Premium Edition published by Sybex.
    4) Learn dhtml: how to combine css and javascript to add some extra flare to your website. The above book covers it in great depth, and http://www.dynamicdrive.com has tons of examples to browse.
    5) Learn sql and how to use a database: Google for tons of examples. I would recommend that you focus mainly on mySQL.
    6) Learn php. http://www.zetcode.com has some great tutorials.
    7) (Optional) learn java if you want highly interactive, graphical 2d or 3d games. Tons of resources on the web for java. http://www.zetcode.com covers 2d graphics fairly well.

    Of course, if the above is to difficult for you: TM Chickens Programing Co, at your service! [​IMG] I have an fairly expert knowledge all of the above, and have made quite a few games/websites before.
     

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