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xsmasher writes: "I'm a Indie game developer who quit his well-paying web job to create my own video game. I have not locked myself in my basement and broken any furniture yet. I had plenty of time but very little capital, so I was forced to take the cheap road to asset creation (sounds, music, graphics, etc.) In the process I compiled a list of resources that will be useful for anyone else with no budget, but a desire to create their own game.

Making a triple-A console game costs millions of dollars, but independent developers have to think on a much smaller scale. If you're willing to do things the indie way you can create your own game for under ten thousand dollars. These are the resources I used to do exactly that.

How to make your first game for less than $1,000"
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Comment: Re:LotR Online? (Score 1) 68

by xsmasher (#26553933) Attached to: Review: <em>Lord of the Rings: Conquest</em>

The LOTR strategy games were good - inclduing War of the Ring, which you can get for supercheap, and Battle for Middle Earth 1/2.

The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II

Action-wise, Return of the King is also fun for co-op play on consoles. My wife and I played it through twice.

Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Comment: Re:Uh (Score 1) 685

by xsmasher (#26275119) Attached to: Why LEDs Don't Beat CFLs Even Though They Should

Yeah, but the "buy total shit because it's homemade" argument is dead in the water. Should you subsidize inferior, inefficient products with your pocketbook? No, and no economist would tell you to.

"Buy American" is patriotic-sounding, but wrong. Punishing buggywhip businesses that is darwinian, and - long term - better for the economy.

Comment: Re:Riiight (Score 1) 685

by xsmasher (#26275017) Attached to: Why LEDs Don't Beat CFLs Even Though They Should

Yeah, I find it hard to believe. If the economics work, then the envronment aspects (probably) work out too.

If $10 worth CFLs can certainly save you more then $10 worth of electricity; but the OP think it costs more than $10 worth of oil to ship it here? If true, then they're loosing money on each shipment.

In short.. bullshit.

Make it right before you make it faster.