Is there real money to be made in game development (app and web games) Watch

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Theres a guy who is somehow making a small fortune creating html5 games playable on the Web. His games are really not that good and comparable to flappy bird. Now I dont know the specific details but apparently he makes these crud games and sells licenses of these games to others (not sure what that involves) hes making serious money, same as what drs get paid..how?

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He's just good at marketing and is a good business man.
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He's just good at marketing and is a good business man.
That answered absolutely nothing.

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If your going to think about this, then there's no point in developing.
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It has to be something quite innovative and different for it to be a real money maker. It needs something that gives it a distinct edge that other games lack.
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It depends on how much traffic you can get on the website. Google Allen Wong, he made a police radio scanner app and has made $18million so far.


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(Original post by Treypound)
That answered absolutely nothing.

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Then the software industry is not for you son
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With game development, you need a solid team or a good work ethic to do it yourself.

To succeed, you need to have either (A) lots of money to hire a team (B) a track record in games already (C) do it yourself and learn everything yourself. C is the most likely choice.

Then, there's marketing and dealing with consumer feedback. Customers in the games industry are the most vocal I have seen. Could be good or bad, depending on the circumstances. And you need to sell your game over and over again to journalists who have thousands of emails in their inbox EVERY day.

If you're getting into game development for anything other than pure passion, please note that there are easier ways of making a decent income. And it seems from your OP that you just want to make money from it.
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You so Right Async, that's just how the software industry works. You might be very good at something creating, designing but if you don't know how to market yourself or don't know the business aspect. You ain't going no where. The sad truth generally is sometimes 'Having the right skills isn't always enough' !
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(Original post by Treypound)
Theres a guy who is somehow making a small fortune creating html5 games playable on the Web. His games are really not that good and comparable to flappy bird. Now I dont know the specific details but apparently he makes these crud games and sells licenses of these games to others (not sure what that involves) hes making serious money, same as what drs get paid..how?

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Link the website?
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Then the software industry is not for you son
Yes.. its not a field I'm looking to get into so your attempt of belittling me has failed.

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Yes.. its not a field I'm looking to get into so your attempt of belittling me has failed.

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Good. We don't need people like you in the field.
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Good. We don't need people like you in the field.
Yeah I guess arrogance is the fuel that drives the programing industry. Also like how you used "we", shows you need support in your arguments even though there's none available. Lol

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Good. We don't need people like you in the field.
Why be such a ****? :/
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Why be such a ****? :/
Genetics I presume

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How long it takes to learn programming ? Is python good to use? I want to make some money from applications
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How long it takes to learn programming ?
Depends on if it "clicks" with you and how much time you devote to learning and practising.
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Is python good to use?
Python is fantastic.
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Why be such a ****? :/
I can be a **** sometimes. But I'm really a nice guy
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