Have you ever considered designing an online game?

@diamania (7028)
Netherlands
June 6, 2009 6:27am CST
One of my try before you die dreams involves making an online game from the ground up. Have you ever had or have similar dreams or goals? Suggestion: If you don't know what to say besides yes, perhaps you could write an informative piece on what programming languages you need to know in order to be able to design one. Any discussion on online games is fine.
2 responses
• Canada
6 Jun 09
yea, i do. Me and my buddies do i mean. we alwasys come up with intense ideas of videogame, they would be really cool but we usually get distracted, sometimes we try and it end up being a pacman fail or somthing like that. But, if you sucessfuly make a game tell me i would be thrilled to try it out
@Archie0 (4667)
6 Jun 09
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