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Old 03-07-2006, 04:20 PM   #1
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what is the difference between a video gmae PUBLISHER and DEVELOPER?
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Old 03-07-2006, 04:21 PM   #2
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I think the publisher like writes the codes out , and the devolper distributes it like burns them onto the cd/ dvd's im not sure just taking a guess
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i think it is opposite, but does anyone know?
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Old 03-07-2006, 04:25 PM   #4
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DEVELOPER = writes and desings the game
PUBLISHER = makes thousands or millions of copies of the game(s) to be sold
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Take Battlefield 2 for example...

DICE is the devolper. and EA Games is the publisher. The developer is the team/company that designs the game. The publisher is the one who markets and sells the game. Developers are the one's making the games and tryign to sell them to publishers, such as EA Games.
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Old 03-07-2006, 04:34 PM   #6
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Take Battlefield 2 for example...

DICE is the devolper. and EA Games is the publisher. The developer is the team/company that designs the game. The publisher is the one who markets and sells the game. Developers are the one's making the games and tryign to sell them to publishers, such as EA Games.

as i just saaid *shakes head*
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thanks id like to be a developer, what do you need to major in in college?
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Go to ITT Technical Institute. They have a program specifically designed and structered for those who want to design specifically video games. I suggest you check it out.
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Old 03-07-2006, 06:26 PM   #9
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Can you make a good income from that? just wondering
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i doubt it, i want to become an executive... so that way i will be rolling in the dough... lol

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according to a TV ad here in the UK you can earn 30k a year + a company car for entry level programing :O
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I don't know, I think I'll become a Network Engineer or a Systems Administrator. I really don't know...
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I discovered the hard way that I am by no means a programmer... I somehow don't see much for designing games in my future.
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Publisher is the company that publicizes the game with advertisements and things of the sort, along with creating things like the cover art etc. Developers are the ones who actually write the game code and create the game.

For example, the developer of BLACK is Criterion, while the publisher is Electronic Arts.
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id love to either go in to hardware reashearch for intel or hardware reashearch for the army/navy/raf
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EA, I've heard can be rather hard on developers, for example, have you noticed all EA games have EA Trax? Like for instance, Need For Speed? Its like they force this on the developers, so their own music can't be used.

I prefer developers to make music rather than hearing remixes, etc of tracks I know of out there...
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why? i say both the normal and the "remixes" as it gives you a good virety of music ... i <3 music
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I don't know.

But they aren't always mixes. Thye have Rock/Dance, etc, but I prefer Developer made music.

Like for instance Burnout 2 on the Gamecube. Thats developer made music, and I actually like it better than the music in Burnout 3, which are EA Trax, and just a load of rock, etc...

I just like Computer game music now and again.
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