- Create the 3D graphics for the world, characters, etc.
- Design the game
- Work out the data requirements
- Develop, Test, Repeat...
HeroEngine Offers No-Cost 3D Game Creation
Hero Engine is a 3D game engine, which together with a game service HeroCloud, is a MMO game development system (client and server). It includes the tools to make 3D MMOs and other games and run them at no cost. This seems almost too good to be true, but it does seem to be genuine and a great way for any group of game developers and artists to create something memorable and make money. Only if you make money do you pay a proportion to them — 30% of revenue. As they say: "Free, including access for up to 99 developers. Once (or if) your game is published and begins making money, we keep 30% of revenue." You need to create 3D models so having Maya is a requirement, as is a reasonable spec Windows PC, but other than that, the software they provide, and the hosting, etc., is free. Their cut comes out of your revenue from the game. No, it's not a scam but it's certainly not an easy way to make money. Here's a partial list of things you have to do to make your game.