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Offline DarkCart

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« Reply #30 - Posted 2014-05-22 22:04:43 »

Any ideas for 1.4? I'm already working on making generated session keys to prevent pirating.

Offline opiop65

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« Reply #31 - Posted 2014-05-22 22:05:36 »

Wait... isn't your game free...? How does one pirate a free game?

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« Reply #32 - Posted 2014-05-22 23:06:19 »

Wait... isn't your game free...? How does one pirate a free game?

I might start charging once I think the game has progressed far enough.

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« Reply #33 - Posted 2014-05-22 23:09:27 »

Don't worry about that stuff until people actually start to pirate your game.

Offline opiop65

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« Reply #34 - Posted 2014-05-23 00:50:48 »

No offense, but don't think about charging for the game yet. Its one of your first projects, you just need to focus on polishing it and adding tons of gameplay before you can even think about selling anything! Not trying to discourage you but its very hard to actually get a game sold. It takes a lot of effort, and even then you might not be able to sell anything.

Offline DarkCart

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« Reply #35 - Posted 2014-05-23 10:34:47 »

No offense, but don't think about charging for the game yet. Its one of your first projects, you just need to focus on polishing it and adding tons of gameplay before you can even think about selling anything! Not trying to discourage you but its very hard to actually get a game sold. It takes a lot of effort, and even then you might not be able to sell anything.

That's why I said "progressed far enough". I'd never even think of selling it now. Once it's the offical release (Note: It's in Alpha 1.3 as of today), I might charge very little for it. I'm sorry for not explaining this better.

Offline DarkCart

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« Reply #36 - Posted 2014-05-23 10:37:41 »

Don't worry about that stuff until people actually start to pirate your game.

Hmm.. probably shoulden't have used the word 'pirate'. What I meant is that I plan to have player register for a free account until the 1.0 release, and that key is just to make sure it's that player.

Offline Gibbo3771
« Reply #37 - Posted 2014-05-23 13:07:00 »

Don't worry about that stuff until people actually start to pirate your game.

Hmm.. probably shoulden't have used the word 'pirate'. What I meant is that I plan to have player register for a free account until the 1.0 release, and that key is just to make sure it's that player.

I'll be the bearer of bad news.

Ain't no one going to care about that, let alone should you. No one is going to sign up to a game they know nothing about.

Put it this way, if I downloaded this and seen a "login" screen when I start it up, I would just quit and delete it.

Forget about all that stuff and code your game, stop trying to cater to an audience you do not have. Again, just code and enjoy.

Many people do exactly what you are doing, make their first game and think everyone is going to love it and start playing it, they implement such thing as login systems, player database, a website etc etc. Don't fall into that trap, your doing well.

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Offline DarkCart

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« Reply #38 - Posted 2014-05-23 13:20:05 »

Don't worry about that stuff until people actually start to pirate your game.

Hmm.. probably shoulden't have used the word 'pirate'. What I meant is that I plan to have player register for a free account until the 1.0 release, and that key is just to make sure it's that player.



Many people do exactly what you are doing, make their first game and think everyone is going to love it and start playing it, they implement such thing as login systems, player database, a website etc etc. Don't fall into that trap, your doing well.


Alright, I'll follow your advice. You're right, I' thinking too far ahead.

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« Reply #39 - Posted 2014-05-25 17:47:49 »

Don't worry about that stuff until people actually start to pirate your game.

Hmm.. probably shoulden't have used the word 'pirate'. What I meant is that I plan to have player register for a free account until the 1.0 release, and that key is just to make sure it's that player.



Many people do exactly what you are doing, make their first game and think everyone is going to love it and start playing it, they implement such thing as login systems, player database, a website etc etc. Don't fall into that trap, your doing well.


Alright, I'll follow your advice. You're right, I' thinking too far ahead.

Yeah, I'd have to agree. The problem is, we all see our project through rose colored glasses. It's hard to pull away from our own work and ask ourselves "if this wasnt mine, would I care about it?"

It's a painful realization, but the sad reality is there's probably 10,000 games just like yours and unless yours is (literally) the absolute best version of it ever created no one will care. Everyone is going to play "the best" if they can. That's why even though there's like 10,000,000 Bejeweled clones, everyone still plays Bejeweled. Of course, there are exceptions, like Puzzle Quest is a badass Bejeweled clone. But generally speaking unless you really blow people's socks off no one will give a damn. :/

Obviously that doesn't mean you shouldn't keep trying, nor does it mean what you're doing is bad/incorrect, it just means you have to face the hard reality that absolutely no one cares about your project as much as you do unless you make the best version of your game type ever created or it has some element with it's own unique spin that grabs people.

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« Reply #40 - Posted 2014-05-25 18:39:35 »

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