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Anyone Ever Outsourced Creation of a Game?

2:08 am on May 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I am interested in having a unique animated game created for a website. I really have no clue how much something like this would cost so I wanted to see if anyone here has experience with this. I'm assuming it would be in flash but I'm no very code savvy.

So if you have a ball park figure what something like this should cost please chime in.
7:02 pm on May 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I dunno. This is a lot like, "I want to build a website. What does it cost?" Depends.

Do you have the idea for the game? You know what you want to offer? Or, do you just want a game of some type on your site?

There are a lot of firms that offer "game engines that are available for licensing and re-branding." < Google it

Last year we did a "game" in php (OK, it was a service, but the idea was the same) and we paid $120 a hour and got it done in about a week, then there was a lot of adjustments where we argued about who should be paying for it, since at $120/hr it should have been done right.
10:16 pm on May 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the re-branding information I was unaware of that.
1:44 am on May 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Depends on the type of game, I've had quotes as low as $50,000 for flash-based web games and as high as $3 Million for a high-end MMORPG.

$120 an hour for flash games is pretty reasonable, I know of a company here in Tampa that does that type of work. Definitely not the cheapest game in town, but they've done stuff for Disney and some big companies. I don't want to give a plug in the forum or anything, but if you're serious about pursuing this and have the budget for it PM me and I'll shoot you their contact info.