Could anyone tell me what genre the game 'Howrse' would be called? www.howrse.com and what would be a easiest program to use to make a simular type game online? Im a total newbie, but keen ot learn
Just from a glance at the website it looks like a Simulation type game - generally along the lines of a Management Sim: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Construction_and_management_simulation.
As far as the easiest program to use to make it, I don't know of any software setup specifically to create sim games so in my experience you'd have to create it from the ground up. If anyone else knows of a sim-creator I'd be keen to hear of it!
Hey cool thank you for that, I'd love to know more :) If anyone knows of a 'how to' to get me started I'd be very happy
ya it is a sim type game but it has no moving snimation, no 3d nothing just pictures and simple buttons...very simple realy but addictive lol
Sorry for the late reply. I didn't want to reply until I had a few ideas.
Just a warning, it's fairly deceptive on how simple it looks, it'll probably be reasonably complicated. But don't worry.
I assume you want to make it web based so I see a few options options.
Learn HTML, Flash, Unity or Cocos2d or something similar for front end graphics stuff and a server side language (like php) for the back end database stuff.
No matter what you do, you will probably need to learn atleast 2 new languages and some sort of database structure. That could be something as simple as a flat file database (plain text files) or something more advanced like mysql. This is if you need to permanently store user data/horse stats etc.
I'm not aware of an engine or software package or how-to to make something like this in the same sense as fps and rpg creators.
If you want a avoid programming, you can use Multimedia Fusion 2. It costs, but there is a free version that works exclusively with newgrounds.com
Thanks for that, Its given me somewhere to start :) I'll keep working on it