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New Company

02-20-2009, 08:03 AM
#1
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New Company

Ok, i have decided to create a company

but i have a few questions that need answering:

1) Do i need iphone SDK?

2) If you release a game in the app store, how much profit do you earn?

3) Is there a limit too how many games you submit?

4) How do you get a .com website?

thanks guys

i am thinking of our company name at the moment

so far the chances are it could be called, Galaxia Games

thanks,
-lukearcade22

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02-20-2009, 08:15 AM
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1) Yes. You can download the SDK on it's own for free, but if you want to release games/apps in the app store, you need to join the iPhone Developer Program, which you have to pay $99 annually for.
2) That depends on what you want to charge of course, but Apple takes 30%.
3) No, not as far as I am aware.
4) That's something I haven't looked into. I will be using my own blog site, which was free to set up with Wordpress. I will also be using my secondary Googlemail (UK name for Gmail) email address for support.

02-20-2009, 08:16 AM
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you need to pay $99 to release games???

oh dear lord

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02-20-2009, 08:18 AM
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Yep- here's the link to the Apple developer program page.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
02-20-2009, 08:20 AM
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so that is 60 in UK

i can find my way around that one

btw, can you create the whole game, make sure it works perfectly, then pay 60 to release it?

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02-20-2009, 08:28 AM
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Yeah- I'm in the UK too, and that is exactly what I am doing. If you look on that page I gave the link to, you will see the FREE iPhone SDK on the bottom left, waiting for you to download. It includes Xcode (where you will program your game), Interface Builder (where you design the screen layouts etc), and an iPhone Simulator, which will play your app/game on your Mac (you also need Leopard for the SDK btw). You can get all this for free before buying into the developer program.
I am in the process of learning Objective C AND writing my first game at the same time. However, I haven't bought into the developer program yet, and will wait for my game to be more complete before I do.
02-20-2009, 08:33 AM
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you need a Mac?

Do you really need a Mac?

And what is Leopard?

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02-20-2009, 08:38 AM
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Oh, blimey! You haven't got a Mac?

See this thread.

Leopard is Apples latest operating system for Mac PC's.
02-20-2009, 08:40 AM
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I need a Mac then...

This is going to be harder then i thought

I just don't have enough money to buy a Mac

is there any way to create an app without using a Mac?

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02-20-2009, 08:41 AM
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Not as far as I know- sorry. The iPhone SDK only works on a Mac.