Re: need a real programmer!

  • From: "Littlefield, Tyler" <tyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 06:46:00 -0700

It does not require flash to pull off something of quality. There are a few games written in c#, they can use directx. c++ is still my prefered choice, and the language I"m creating my current game in.

On 8/3/2011 2:07 AM, RicksPlace wrote:
Hi Inthane: I'm not sure if I am the Rick you mentioned but I remember your original post a little. I am a / Sql CE or Sql Server guy for the most part. I am experienced in Business Apps. Now, Game production is quite diferent. I don't know how well suited CSharp or any of the MS languages are for the purpose of game creation. I am thinking of the 2 main technicals of a game that is logic flow and the UI element processing. When it comes to the logic flow that might be doable easily enough but I'm not at all sure about handling audio / video technicals. I would guess it would require Flash or Silverlight to pull off something of real quality for sighted people and I'm not sure about what else could be used in their place for quality Audio control. I would think that those 2 technicals would be the foundation of at least the UI components of a game like you describe. I haven't worked in Flash and I am still in 2008 since WindowEyes won't work well with UIA and not at all with WPF which is what Silverlight is all about. My guess you were talking to the other Rick I have seen on list from time to time but if it was me, and I will help you with your app if I can, I don't have the tools to develop a really killer game like I would imagine you would want to do to compete with other companies out there.

    Also, if you are going to go cross-platform you should keep that
    in mind from the very start of the project and select tools and
    skill sets accordingly.
    Finally, if you are going to develop action games with any quality
    visuals you will, of course, need a sighted person, best a
    Programmer type, to design, test and coordinate visuals with logic
    flow, timing and audio and all that jazz.
    How you might use the graphics and perhaps the digitized images of
    real characters wwould be beyond what I have done and I wouldn't
    know how to learn to do that without having some vision.
    So, if me, I'll have to back out since I don't have the skill set
    necessary for the UI portion of the gaming arena and might not be
    up to speed with the logic flow which might be some form of AI in
    advanced senarios.
    Now, if you need a program to track your income, handle some
    accounting or any inventory control  from those apps, well I could
    do that.
    Keep posting up about your progress though since it would be
    pretty cool to be able to use those types of advanced tools to
    create interactive Science Fiction.
    Later Inthane:
    Rick USA
    ----- Original Message -----
    *From:* inthane <mailto:inthaneelf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    *To:* programmingblind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    *Sent:* Tuesday, August 02, 2011 10:54 PM
    *Subject:* Re: need a real programmer!

    hello again folks,
    there is a lot of things going on in my life so at times my responses
    are going to be a bit slow to show up!
    ok, I've had responses on my original query from Roger, Q, Ramit,
    and a helpful hand offered from      rick
    first, Q, as I said in a personal reply to you for most of my
    needs, I
    need a partner, I don't have the capital to afford to have you build
    them and need to then sell them. though I may ask you about a private
    program I need  in a few days(since its a personal application,
    its not
    going to make money so I'm going to probably have to pay someone to
    build it)
    roger and rick, I have one application that's more of a database
    application that needs to be able to swiftly bring up a selected
    of information entries , and make run functions on said data and
    the results back to me quickly simply and rapidly . I'll contact you
    about it off list OK?
    now for everyone else (that would be Ramit, Mesut, and roger if he is
    still interested in game programming)
    you guys  asked some questions so here are my answers to the best
    of my
    Question 1. for which platform do you envisage to have these games?:
    answer: what I am aiming for, are (at first) windows based screen
    friendly games that are playable by both sighted and VI folks,
    that will
    go to levels that such games have been, and beyond!
    language is fairly open though I would like to keep it out of the
    esoterics or the les flexible languages like lisp and/or working in
    c++, C#, those would be my preferences myself, but not a requirement
    these games run the gambit from fairly simple shooter games (I
    have one
    fashioned after an old arcade game that I believe folks would have a
    blast with, I know of many a worn out arcade machine that ran it) all
    the way up to puzzle games, semi role playing games like shades of
    and lone wolf, and beyond these into full on RPG and multi player
    I used to work for a game company, games for the blind, but the
    I'll just say he had some issues that caused the company to close up
    titer than a goblins backside, and then it disappeared from the web
    totally after a minor try at a come back.
    I was already long gone when that happened, but I have game
    designs in
    my head, that I was going to suggest to that former boss, along with
    experience in game writing (in the pencil and paper role playing game
    genre's  that can produce some fun, exciting and complex games.
    I also was known for, if not finding "the way" to do things,
    leading the
    programmers to look at things so they could figure out how to do
    as well as a knack for spotting and adding the "nice details" that
    missing from the games produced.
    question 2. What would be the potential of earnings can you
    foresee from
    these games?:
    answer: hmmm, GMA games is still running so they must be making
    they have in fact added a game to there line that sounds very
    similar to
    one of my concepts blast it! but anyway, I also remember my old
    boss/partner saying that he had just received a check for 10,000
    from the company he used for his online site's game purchasing
    a smaller company that was in competition with PayPal in it's early
    so I see good potential for a profitable partnership here.
    question 3. Can you provide more info regarding games you have in
    as stated above, I have things from one or two person arcade style
    games, to multi player games (one computer or many) all the way up to
    multi person RPG games similar to doom, Diablo, and masters of Orion
    I work just as well in science fiction, and fantasy, along with cross
    Genre creations of current times/science fiction, current
    some with war games, so on and so forth.
    now my #4. what I am looking for is/are a partner or partners who
    to work together with me to create some fun games and see if we
    can earn
    ourselves some elevated living capital! but without hanging ourselves
    out to dry with our current existence!
    I would be willing to go into a simple 50/50 agreement for the first
    simple game, and then we... would invest the income from that back
    the enterprise to make it legal, safe for us (I'm thinking an LLD
    and then formalize the company for fun and profit.
    so, now that you have details, what do you folks think?
    inthaneelf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:inthaneelf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


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