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Wadjet Eye Games => Chit Chat! => Topic started by: Damian on April 29, 2012, 12:53:03 PM

Title: Making a game
Post by: Damian on April 29, 2012, 12:53:03 PM
How much time and money and people does it make to create games like Gemini Rue? I notice a lot of golden point and click creators like Jane Jensen (Gabriel Knight) and Tim Schafer are getting funding for projects on Kickstarter... It looks like a revival of point and click is happening... So while I wait for those games I can divulge into Wadjeteye games YAY... I have only just discovered them and after watching a short video on youtube I had to find the game...
Wadjeteye looks like a very interesting company... Sierra like (wadjeteye is a hard name to remember though)
Title: Re: Making a game
Post by: DaveGilbert on April 29, 2012, 06:38:08 PM
It depends on the game! Blackwell Unbound took four months and about 800 bucks, but I was deliberately making it on-the-cheap and it shows (the artist was a college kid on her summer break!).  Blackwell Deception took a little under a year, and cost about six thousand, not including the marketing/PR expenses (which would bump it a few thousand higher).

Gemini Rue took Josh about 3-4 years to make, but he did all the art himself so it didn't really cost him anything but time.
Title: Re: Making a game
Post by: Rognik on May 03, 2012, 08:28:05 PM
The company name isn't that hard to remember if you break it up into wadjet and eye. I believe a wadjet is one of the Egyptian hieroglyphs, which is depicted in the logo. (Too bad there isn't an O for the eye to replace.)
Title: Re: Making a game
Post by: DaveGilbert on May 03, 2012, 08:30:53 PM
I once wrote a whole spiel about why I chose the name Wadjet Eye (http://nygamedev.blogspot.com/2010/02/so-what-heck-is-wadjet-anyway.html). It's too late to change it now, but if I could go back in time that's the first thing I would do. :)
Title: Re: Making a game
Post by: Darkwolf on June 28, 2012, 10:47:16 PM
I say if you like the name use it. I think the name sticks. Its a part of you now Dave & I always remember it. What more could you ask for. Ta least its not a forgettable name. When I see that logo I know its a Dave Gilbert game. Or if not your in there somewhere lol. Just thought I'd say something.
Title: Re: Making a game
Post by: shadowsdeadedge on July 18, 2012, 11:16:09 PM
Wadjet Eye is a great name especially since I can pronounce it like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T5_34AsMqs&feature=player_detailpage#t=27s

Can't say that about any other company name.
Title: Re: Making a game
Post by: Mad Manny on July 24, 2012, 04:53:01 AM
Cool so if I pay Dave 800 bucks he will create an entire game for me from stratch!!!! :D :D  :P
Title: Re: Making a game
Post by: Sslaxx on July 25, 2012, 07:38:27 PM
Cool so if I pay Dave 800 bucks he will create an entire game for me from stratch!!!! :D :D  :P
Well, good luck with that one, then...