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Game Dev Starter (Software Idea)

10 June 2019 - 10:08 AM

I had a random thought about a tool that could help aspiring game developers get started. Here's what I came up with after building on that idea.

A program that stress tests computers in order to tell the user how demanding of a game they can make based on the performance of the test. Example: Old or low spec PC's would be able to create 8-Bit games. Program features would include recommendations for other free and paid software that you could use. An example of this is being able to run a specific 3D modeling application, alongside music and image editing software, with the option of toggling off and on showing purchasable apps. Detailed results would also show you your hardware specs (RAM, GPU, CPU etc) and give you a second batch of software recommendations that look good on paper. Both tests to check the performance and the system specs would advise the user which software their rig couldn't handle. This program would be freeware, and would never include sponsored recommendations from others trying to advertise their products.

Honestly, I don't even know if this would work, but I'm not interested enough in trying to learn another language in order to test it out myself. Just thought the idea was intriguing and wanted to share it.