Post by Dungeon Warden on Sept 7, 2007 11:49:45 GMT -5
Several people, including myself, mentioned wanting to develop their own games. Well a new community for game development just opened up called ModCenter. It is more focused on modifying existing game engines like Half-Life 2 and Unreal Tournament, but the option for other types of game designing exist.
I'm not suggesting we all jump ship for other sites, as this is a great community, I'm just suggesting that if people want to work on a game together, this is a great option. It might be possible to make some money with this hobby or at least show what we can do.
There are options to set up your own project, add images and progress reports, add people to work on the project and put the final project on FilePlanet for download.
Post by JimmyPaladin on Sept 10, 2007 20:17:42 GMT -5
Wow, that sounds really awesome. One question though: wouldn't uploading game files of, say, Half-Life 2 be illegal (regardless of the changes made to it)? I'm just curious. I mean, if they had a Brigandine one I might do it for fun, but the likelyhood of Brigandine showing up is low.
Anyways, either way this sounds very very cool and I'm glad "The Master" (you) showed us it.
Post by Dungeon Warden on Sept 11, 2007 15:24:35 GMT -5
I don't know a lot about Half-Life 2 (or Mod-ing in general), but I'm pretty sure it's not illegal. In fact, many game companies encourage it. Take a look at Team Fortress 2 for example. This started out as a Half-life 2 mod and is now being packaged with the game in the new Orange Box for the Xbox360.
The companies that make Quake, Real Tournament, Neverwinter Nights, and Half-life all offer mod tools to anyone who wants them. Many PC shooters offer map creation tools so you can use your own maps in multi-player games. Not only is it a way to extent the life of a game, it shows the companies what you're capable of. Many people have gotten jobs at major companies by either mod-ing games or creating maps for them. I read that this is actually the best way to land a good job in the industry.
I'm sure everyone who worked on Team Fortress is rolling in the dough right now. That would never happen if Mod-ing was illegal.