I’m thinking about using my unemployement time to try to create games.
I’ve been catching ideas over the years yet I couldn’t try to create them for many reasons (time, no artists / devs friends, couldn’t find good engine). Now I’ve time and UE4 is released, so now it’s maybe the time.
But I don’t which game I should try first because I don’t get how hard/long each of those projects could be, especially for only one guy.
Ofc, I’ve some favorite projects I really want to do. But I bet I wouldn’t find much co-workers if I don’t have any experience on UE4 and they appear to be the hardest ones to complete as I’m writing the specification.
So I’d like to have your opinion.
- Does it worth to do an easier game before what I really want to do ?
- Should I try to start alone and then look for co-workers (mentionning they would be paid by royalties, I don’t have enough money to pay them during development) ?
I know the project difficulty depends on the type of games. So here’s the list of ideas I have :
a Tomb Raider anniversary like game (with few ennemies, more based on platform / exploration and puzzles).
a mario-kart-like game
a city builder ; Tropico-like. A city builder with random events and choices to make which would change the city’s face.
a X-Com like game mixed with Atlas Reactor / FF X-2 “time system” (not true turn based but more, turn based decision and real time resolution)
For my skills ; well I know programming and learned OGRE 1.7 and I’m currently learning Blender. I’ve never done texture. I’ve no way to create sounds/music myself.
For graphics, I’m thinking about cell shading / very smooth textures. Kinda like Overwatch King’s Row textures / Star Wars Clone Wars texture style. Not so much reflecting textures, smooth and colorful in order to make a lot of textures easily and doesn’t get old too quickly.
Also, is it a good idea to get working on a project while learning ? I mean, picking tutorials directly in relation with what I want to achieve and skip the others ?
Well, I’m aware I may sound lost and naive (and surely I am) but I’d like to thank anyone for reading / answering.
Looking forward to be part of this community