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A Beginner's Guide To Making Your First Video Game

A Beginner's Guide To Making Your First Video Game
Hey Gazp, I know the feeling of being "paralyzed by anxiety" - especially about something you're really passionate about! I've worked on a pair of student projects that put out decent "student" games (one a team of 7, the other a team of 20), and I was honored to be the Producer/Co-Director on both projects. Since you sound like primarily an artist with a bit of programming jive, my first advice to you is simple - you need a full programmer. Find someone who is reliable and open to ideas, and who is just as excited about your project as you are. You will find a lot of flakes - shop around until you find someone who is going to stick through to the end and isn't an emotional drain when it comes to collaborative work.

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