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What Do You Make Games For?

BIG_THINKIN_APPSBIG_THINKIN_APPS Posts: 944Member
edited September 2012 in Miscellaneous
Hey GS,

I wanted to ask you guy what you make games for. Maybe money maybe fun or maybe neither. So leave your answer be love.

I make games for fun I do not do it for the money. I think the best games are free.

What Do You Make Games For? 34 votes

For Money
32%
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For Fun
50%
Weswogjamie_cdebugdesignfloydianspiralimGuaferomanLeonardDevelopermaxbeaumontDanDaMan123ToastedUnicornblorschgamewizard993itgPBEmpiregrierdillfirstofjunetigershep 17 votes
Neither
17%
quantumsheepgiacomopoppitenrdrmer[Deleted User]capitalcarnageBarking_Apps 6 votes

Comments

  • tatiangtatiang Posts: 11,795Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Senior Sous-Chef
    edited September 2012
    1. Myself. It's a good challenge and the reward is that I get to play (and share) a great game when I'm done.

    2. My son. He loves playing my games and watching me (for a short while) design them.

    3. My students and other kids around the world. This is a close 2nd/3rd to #1.

    4. The mighty App Store. I've made nearly $10 in a year. If you divide that into an hourly rate, I would say I'm taking home at least $0.03/hr.

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  • LeonardDeveloperLeonardDeveloper Posts: 4,630Member
    For Fun
    I do it for the fun of it - to see beauty in something I've done I've had to of had a passion to make it, and if you don't enjoy what your doing, what's the point of doing it!
  • BIG_THINKIN_APPSBIG_THINKIN_APPS Posts: 944Member
    Good answers.
  • IsabelleKIsabelleK Posts: 2,807Member, Sous Chef
    Both B-)
  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Posts: 8,960Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick GameSalad Employee
    I make games because it is the thing I enjoy most. I love making games and seeing other people enjoying them. There is a certain feeling you get when you see others really enjoying your game. It's a reward in itself.
  • carlblanchetcarlblanchet Posts: 755Member
    Because playing games is not enough to fulfil my gaming addiction :P
  • ironDanironDan Posts: 148Member
    edited September 2012
    For Money
    Four years ago my wife of 10 years died from a heart complication 16 months after the birth of our daughter. I left a career at Intel that I built up over the course of 20 years to care and raise my daughter. So I have many reasons for making games.
    1: Sanity (24 hrs of kid talk can alter the dna structure of a mans brain in odd ways lol)
    2: I was born and raised on video games since my dad first gave me a game system called Telstar.
    3: My daughter recently started kindergarden and it's only half day so working full time just isn't an option and the extra money is always welcome.
    4: My daughter loves the crazy games I make with Gamesalad and put on her ipad via ad hoc.
    5: The great game salad community!

    But as you can see from my vote MONEY is the one thing that comes from making games that can help provide for my daughters present/future. I wish I could buy stuff with the FUN of making games but I'm not sure what stores accept that form of currency?? lol
  • BIG_THINKIN_APPSBIG_THINKIN_APPS Posts: 944Member
    ironDan said:

    Four years ago my wife of 10 years died from a heart complication 16 months after the birth of our daughter. I left a career at Intel that I built up over the course of 20 years to care and raise my daughter. So I have many reasons for making games.
    1: Sanity (24 hrs of kid talk can alter the dna structure of a mans brain in odd ways lol)
    2: I was born and raised on video games since my dad first gave me a game system called Telstar.
    3: My daughter recently started kindergarden and it's only half day so working full time just isn't an option and the extra money is always welcome.
    4: My daughter loves the crazy games I make with Gamesalad and put on her ipad via ad hoc.
    5: The great game salad community!

    But as you can see from my vote MONEY is the one thing that comes from making games that can help provide for my daughters present/future. I wish I could buy stuff with the FUN of making games but I'm not sure what stores accept that form of currency?? lol

    I think it is a fine reason.
  • maxbeaumontmaxbeaumont Posts: 616Member
    For Fun

    Oh come on guys, be honest here. Everyone knows why we're making games. We do it for the ladies!!!!
    They just can't resist a nerdy game making maestro, GANGNAM STYLE! ;)


    LOL good one :))

    -Max

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  • BIG_THINKIN_APPSBIG_THINKIN_APPS Posts: 944Member

    Because playing games is not enough to fulfil my gaming addiction :P

    WOW LOL
  • carlblanchetcarlblanchet Posts: 755Member
    edited September 2012
    @BIG_THINKIN_APPS lol you like that eh ;)
  • debugdesigndebugdesign Posts: 886Member
    For Fun
    I had hoped that it would ALSO make me a millionaire but that wasn't to be the case...

    Just doing it for fun is enough...
  • jamie_cjamie_c ImagineLabs.rocks Posts: 5,541Member
  • The_Gamesalad_GuruThe_Gamesalad_Guru Posts: 9,913Member
    There is a choice and to me an important choice not listed.. "because I have Ideas" people who create have a desire to see their ideas live in some fashion be it; film, video, book, picture or games. This is why I make games to see my ideas come alive and continue to develop and explore the creative process. For me it's about pure creativity and if one of my ideas groove with people and they enjoy it and I make a few bucks I can use that money to explore bigger creative ideas currently out of my reach.
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    Neither
    I wrote out an answer, but it was way too long! So I put it here: http://quantum-sheep.com/news/

    :D

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  • tatiangtatiang Posts: 11,795Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Senior Sous-Chef

    I wrote out an answer, but it was way too long! So I put it here: http://quantum-sheep.com/news/

    For those of us who grew up in the '70s, the idea that you can sit down in a few hours and create a working game is mind-blowing. I remember having the same drive when I was young, wanting to use BASIC and Logo to create games, but finding that hours and hours of work would produce a mediocre game that lasted a minute or two. Then came Pascal, no better, and eventually some much better tools such as Scratch.

    But it took finding GameSalad to really excite me again. It's just so..... doable. Now the hours I spend are fine-tuning (perfectionism), not just grueling coding to get something to move a few pixels and interact with something else. And of course, the ability to easily bring your game to the masses is also thrilling.

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  • BIG_THINKIN_APPSBIG_THINKIN_APPS Posts: 944Member
    yes

    I wrote out an answer, but it was way too long! So I put it here: http://quantum-sheep.com/news/

    :D


    Great (:


  • floydianspiralfloydianspiral Posts: 308Member, PRO
    For Fun
    I enjoy new experiences, and I think game development is one of the best ways to give people a new experience. To me it's all about when playtesting and a player's eyes POP and say, "Whoa!" or some loud curse word, meaning they haven't seen or done anything like this before. It's why I can't listen to really good music without wanting to get up and make my own music. Or why when I play really good games, or eat really good food that I have the desire to create my own. Hopefully it doesn't sound pretentious, but I do this because I want to inspire people to think differently or do something they've never done. Also it takes the mind off the boredom of living in your parents basement while waiting to hear back from potential employers/clients : p
  • capitalcarnagecapitalcarnage Posts: 371Member
    edited September 2012
    Neither
    I do it mainly because I love the endless hours of people telling me their great ideas once they find out what I do in my spare time. :)

    Oh and then assuming I will give them a cut of the money for such a good idea!.
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    Neither
    I found this interesting and inspiring, perhaps others will too! :D

    http://www.edge-online.com/features/why-i-make-games/

    QS :D

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  • famekraftsfamekrafts Posts: 834Member, BASIC
    For Money
    There should have been an option for both fun and money and passion. I do it for all three.
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