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    • #6372
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      I’ve got an idea for a new online card game and i’m looking to make a prototype of the game. unfortunately i dont have the skills to make a version myself. I’m looking for a programmer in the cork area that could help out, just wondering if anybody on here could point me in the right direction. your help would be greatly appreciated.

    • #39225
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      Think if you give the following information you’ll have a better chance of finding the right person.

      1: what language (c++ java flash etc)
      2: is it 2/3d
      3: timeline\deadline on work
      4: salary or compensation for work effort.

    • #39226
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      Thanks Peter. I was gonna discuss those details once i had some interested parties but yeah fair point.

      1: what language (c++ java flash etc) flash
      2: is it 2/3d – its 2d
      3: timeline\deadline on work – hoping to have the prototype made by end of november. it’s a very simple short game. showed it to a friend of mine. he said it could be made in 24 working hours
      4: compensation for work effort. – willing to pay around 1500euro for completion of the prototype. it’s negotiable.

    • #39227
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      Thanks Peter. I was gonna discuss those details once i had some interested parties but yeah fair point.

      1: what language (c++ java flash etc) flash
      2: is it 2/3d – its 2d
      3: timeline\deadline on work – hoping to have the prototype made by end of november. it’s a very simple short game. showed it to a friend of mine. he said it could be made in 24 working hours
      4: compensation for work effort. – willing to pay around 1500euro for completion of the prototype. it’s negotiable.[/quote:20980ea4d8]

      I’d be willing to bet you’ll find someone on here capable of doing that, reasonable price too, fair dues. best of luck.

    • #39229
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      > showed it to a friend of mine. he said it could be made in 24 working hours

      If your friend can make it in 24 hours, it might be best to use him ( and also introduce him to gamedevelopers.ie as another Irish coder ).

      – you already know / trust him
      – he already knows the concept of the game
      – if he could do it in 24 working hours ( 3 / 4 days ), he has pretty good coding skills, and obviously has the relevant ones required to make your type of game.

      Just a quick q – is it single player ( Solitaire ), more than one person playing on the same computer / AI, or online multiplayer ( eg online poker )

      Mal

    • #39230
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      Unfortunately he’s not actually a programmer. he has a background in computer science and that was just his opinion on it. if he was able to do it i’d have asked him.

      The game i wanna make is actually a new gambling game using cards. its a new idea ( to the best of my knowledge), dont wanna go into too much detail in case i give the game away!! its a one player game. the player bets on the outcome beforehand, then the cards are dealt. if the player bets correctly, they win. there’s a bit more to it than that but as i said i dont wanna give the game away.

      Ignore that "from Cork" part, it would be helpful if the person is closeby but not a necesity.

      Thanks.

    • #39231
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      Hi Sam,

      > he said it could be made in 24 working hours

      > Unfortunately he’s not actually a programmer.

      I figured – an experienced programmer would never give a time limit like that :)

      While it will take more than 24 working hours to make even a simple game, your budget of E1,500 is a good amount for an experienced Flash coder to create a quality prototype for you.

      Good luck with getting the project created, it sounds like an interesting one – I’m sure there are some great Flash coders on the list who will help you out.

      Mal

    • #39232
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      Are you wedded to the item of flash as the platform?

      Afaik, many/most card gambling apps are written as rich desktop clients.

      If you weren’t too pushed about implementation platform (eg, if you were only after a prototype to validate your design), consider opening the project up to non flash developers too.

      If you want your prototype playable on the web, obviously sticking on flash is probably the way to go.

    • #39233
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      i am open to other formats to develop the prototype. to be honest i’m far from an expert on programming. i just have the ideas knocking about in my head. flash was suggested to me as the best option.

      The prototype doesnt have to be playable on the web but long term obviously it will need to be. My aim is to get a working demo of the game and take it to gambling games development companies.

      as for the time limits, i’d be happy if i get the prototype finished by end of November.

      Thanks for all the suggestions so far. Of course if anybody knows of anyone please let me know.

    • #39234
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      My first rule is that if a programmer give you an estimate of time, especially for a project that he is not going to work on himself, at minimum double the estimate :) Depending on the complexity of the game, its likely to take a good bit longer than 24 hours.

      Secondly, will you be doing the work on the creative end, or are you expecting the programmer to do that too? Remember most programmers wont do the creative side of the project well, meaning you will have a functioning but not particularly good looking or intuitive to use program.

      Finally, you might want to try contacting http://thejab.com/ , he’s done some decent flash type work in the past.

      Dave

    • #39235
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      My aim is to get a working demo of the game and take it to gambling games development companies. [/quote:e44a9848fa]

      Don’t know too much about how the gambling industry works, but that sounds like it might be a difficult pitch. Is a new card gambling game valuable enough that such a company would pay you for them? Have you been on to your potential customers and sounded out that they might be interested in such a proposal?

      If they have, and your very confident in your game design, then you might be on to something – but it’d be very important to know these things before paying your hard earned cash to have a prototype built. A lot of people (usually programmers) prototype things too early, when sometimes spending a bit more time on the business end of things, making some more calls, is the way to go.
      I apologise if this is well trodden ground for you, but you see a lot of ideas proposed on web forums without the background properly done, so just wanted to highlight it.

      My first rule is that if a programmer give you an estimate of time, especially for a project that he is not going to work on himself, at minimum double the estimate Smile Depending on the complexity of the game, its likely to take a good bit longer than 24 hours. [/quote:e44a9848fa]
      Maybe his friend already doubled the estimate? :-)

      I’m not a flash guy, but I’d be fairly confident I could knock up a quick card game prototype (say similar sophistication as blackjack) in around 24 hours development time, in, for example, desktop java. You wouldn’t have anything polished enough to ship to end users (testing, polish, would take weeks obviously), but you’d have a first playable of the game enough to show someone how it works.

      Still, while something like that would be good for internal validation of the idea, if you are going to investors or buyers, it’s probably worth getting the graphical end of things nicely polished, as that’s the first thing people see, and the one of the first things they have to judge how serious you are. Depends on a lot of things…

    • #39236
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      I would hope the programmer would work on the creative end. i dont think there’s anything overly complex creative wise. I have everything prepared on a flowchart indicating how the game plays out.

      for the prototype as long as the game functions, looks ok and the betting options link up then i’d be happy.

      Feral, i’ve spoken to PaddyPower, they were fans of the game, and if the game was developed they’d be interested in it. It is something that concerns me alright, i know these development companies have there own R+D dept and might not give me the time of day but i want to give it a shot.I do believe the game is valuable enough, i’ve done some market research and it’s been positive.

      The testing and polishing would be important alright esp the testing.

      If your interested in developing the game for me then let me know. my email is samkingclon at hotmail dot com .let me know where your based and a bit of background on yourself. thanks

    • #39237
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      Check you PM’s.

    • #39238
      Anonymous
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      Check you PM’s.[/quote:3cf99cee15]

      sounds like you have a taker.

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