Which type of game is the easiest to make?

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    Which type of game is the easiest to make?

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    Console based.

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    Console (MS-DOS Window). Just about all programming languages can do this WITHOUT an API. Good kind of game for a beginer to make too.
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    Console based.

    I've always enjoyed playing text-only RPG's, I once tried to make one, but it sucked.

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    I'd have to say a 3D shooter, third-person would be the easiest.

    Course, I've only ever made a Myst clone in VB and a sprite engine in Delphi with DelphiX, as well as some kill the Spice Girls and Backstreet Boys games in QuickBASIC, so I am not the best person to ask...
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    DOlson shows another fine example of the b/s you can tell over the Internet...

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    well actually any type of game is the hardest. it depends on what you do to achieve that style of game. A TBS game like FF Tactics may be easy to make, but try making it polygonal and having a flexible camera engine, and making a custom-blow system similiar to Legend of Legaia. That would be a pain to make.

    I can find ways to make even the simplist Tic Tac Toe game into a hard game to make. If you add powerups (lol, powerups in tictactoe), and some more advanced rules (special things change crap, etc.) it would be hard

    But one of the easiest games to make would be a simple, click on everything that pops up game, although they are as boring and annoying as crap.

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    Originally posted by TechWins
    DOlson shows another fine example of the b/s you can tell over the Internet...
    Umm... It's called a "joke."

    Yeah, I really believe that a third-person 3-D shooter is the easiest genre to program...
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    don't worry about TechWin he takes all words seriously.
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    Actually I misread what DOlson wrote. I over-estimated the difficulty of the games he had created and didn't believe him. Sorry about that, DOlson.

    And MNM (multiple names man) don't make false judgements about me either. You know absolutely nothing about me.

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    *Speaks in Asian Broken English*

    MNM no post here no more
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    guys chill, these boards are getting more hate filled.... just be more considerate of others...
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    Text-based RPG, if you want to make it fun, will be the bane of your existence. If you want console-based, and you're a very beginner, try making trivia first (basic i/o practise). Then add extra functionality to it.

    example:
    Code:
    ----------------top of console window-------------
    A) Play Trivia
    B) Enter New Question
    C) Quit
    Enter selection: B
    
    Enter the question: How old am I?
    Enter answer A: 12
    Enter answer B: 18
    Enter answer C: 21
    Enter answer D: 36
    Enter answer E: 82
    
    Question entered!
    
    A) Play Trivia
    B) Enter New Question
    C) Quit
    Enter selection: C
    
    Have a nice day!
    ----------------bottom of console window-------
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    Actually you have a bug in this game :P. Question entered should be Answer Entered .



    Originally posted by Hunter2
    Text-based RPG, if you want to make it fun, will be the bane of your existence. If you want console-based, and you're a very beginner, try making trivia first (basic i/o practise). Then add extra functionality to it.

    example:
    Code:
    ----------------top of console window-------------
    A) Play Trivia
    B) Enter New Question
    C) Quit
    Enter selection: B
    
    Enter the question: How old am I?
    Enter answer A: 12
    Enter answer B: 18
    Enter answer C: 21
    Enter answer D: 36
    Enter answer E: 82
    
    Question entered!
    
    A) Play Trivia
    B) Enter New Question
    C) Quit
    Enter selection: C
    
    Have a nice day!
    ----------------bottom of console window-------

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    Actually not. The whole purpose of that was to illustrate a possible expansion, namely the ability to enter questions for other people to answer. Thus, it is "question entered" as opposed to "answer entered".

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