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Idea for great app

05-08-2017, 02:06 PM
#1
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 2
Idea for great app

Regards to all, I am new here and this forum is soo good for the games, I am still in college but I am interested in bussines about developing aps for IOS, do somebody have any tips for games,app?
05-08-2017, 02:57 PM
#2
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 129
Quote:
Originally Posted by STBarett23 View Post
Regards to all, I am new here and this forum is soo good for the games, I am still in college but I am interested in bussines about developing aps for IOS, do somebody have any tips for games,app?
A possible sart for you can be Swift Playgrounds. Why not... It is a free app available on app store.
05-08-2017, 03:10 PM
#3
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Europe, CET
Posts: 2,909
Quote:
Originally Posted by STBarett23 View Post
Regards to all, I am new here and this forum is soo good for the games, I am still in college but I am interested in bussines about developing aps for IOS, do somebody have any tips for games,app?
Hi and welcome to TA, enjoy your stay!
Instead of being grumpy as I tend to be with vague questions like yours, I'll throw some back at you:
1) What is your current knowledge level? Game design, programming, marketing, all that jazz you need for a successful game.
2) What are you actually interested in? Game design, programming, graphics, lore or dialogue writing, etc.
3) Prior reading: Ah well, I guess kids these days watch Youtube videos and not dead trees Jokes aside, Google is a thing since when now? It is your friend, go ask it stuff.
4) If you want to jump in cold: grab Unity, see how far you get.
5) "Making games" in the broadest sense: Go read Gamasutra, and lots of it. Great site and good start if you want to get some insight into the subject.

Answer those for yourself and share what you come up with, then we can talk.

And just to be snarky (have a reputation to uphold and all that ): If you are "interested in business about developing apps" and jump in with a vague question that just screams "do my work for me", you REALLY should reconsider at least the business part if not the complete statement.
Right now, you are pretty much starting at square -1 , and that's a generous judgement.

P.S.: Titling a thread "idea for great app" is rather firm in the utter bollocks "not well thought-out" territory. *Especially* if all you have then is a very vague and open question (addendum: as opposed to an actual game idea) and you do not provide any background info with it (see my points 1-3 above).
It's only a small thing, but you have to start somewhere. Think about what an appropriate title would be, and you already learned something.

Last edited by Nullzone; 05-08-2017 at 10:33 PM.
05-08-2017, 07:22 PM
#4
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
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Welcome to the forums, indeed. *sigh*
05-09-2017, 07:07 AM
#5
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Europe, CET
Posts: 2,909
As Eli seems to imply that I'm not nice enough and I have a few minutes of spare time, here's something else you can take a look at:
GameSalad might be another starting point for you to get your feet wet. A lot less complicated than Unity from what I know, and free as well in the basic version. Check their homepage at gamesalad.com and their Academy/tutorials at http://learn.gamesalad.com/ if that's something for you.

For creating roleplaying games specifically, you can take a look at http://www.rpgmakerweb.com/ .