Report poll Do you specialize in one development role or many?

Poll started by INtense! with 2,662 votes and 93 comments. Browse the poll archive.

 24%

1 role only (647 votes)

 34%

2 ~ 3 roles (916 votes)

 9%

4 roles + (243 votes)

 32%

I do every role (solo dev) (856 votes)

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Bäver33
Bäver33 Mar 16 2011, 8:03am says:

Few devs so gotta do many roles :/

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fdslk
fdslk Mar 29 2011, 4:31am replied:

I wonder... what would happen if solo devs gather up in a single team?

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Orac|
Orac| Mar 31 2011, 12:57am replied:

The reason for being solo tends to because of the shortage of skilled people to carry out the tasks. I'd expect a lot of interesting code and no front-end if they all team up.

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WaLTaRRoN
WaLTaRRoN Apr 2 2011, 5:39am replied:

Exactly.

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salty88
salty88 Apr 13 2011, 11:30am replied:

event worse! ;P

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Sunspear
Sunspear Mar 16 2011, 8:40am says:

Solo dev. I'd programm only, if I had a team...

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moci
moci Mar 16 2011, 9:04am replied:

Yup

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ZeusLT
ZeusLT Mar 16 2011, 9:12am replied:

same

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Dragonlord
Dragonlord Mar 16 2011, 2:40pm replied:

Same. I solo but not because I want to but because I'm force to <.=.<

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jakeb89
jakeb89 Mar 26 2011, 6:00pm replied:

Exactly

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BenLubar
BenLubar Mar 19 2011, 9:28am replied:

I'm a solo dev because the rest of my team slacks off.

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MrYoshiNZ
MrYoshiNZ Mar 25 2011, 11:41pm replied:

Same

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MrFoxx
MrFoxx Mar 30 2011, 12:34pm replied:

Same thing, plus my team consists of 4 people :L

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SabreXT
SabreXT Apr 3 2011, 8:37pm replied:

This. Hell, my art guy left the project after doing nothing and failed to tell me.

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erikis22
erikis22 Apr 5 2011, 6:42am replied:

Same. But wutta heck is 'ROLE'?? <O.O>

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unknow5763
unknow5763 Mar 21 2011, 4:48pm replied:

same solo dev

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Kamikazi[Uk]
Kamikazi[Uk] Mar 16 2011, 9:24am says:

I do alot of the work on my projects so in some ways it's kinda almost solo i do programming and art etc. I do have a team that help out with stuff inbetween that i get stuck on etc though :D.

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ConfusedMaster
ConfusedMaster Mar 16 2011, 10:32am says:

im also a solo-dev. its hard for me to assign jobs of a project to other people and when i see i need some different modding-aspect im interested enough to learn it by myself

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Metalspy
Metalspy Mar 16 2011, 11:29am says:

4+ roles. I'm working on every aspect of my mods/games but I'm not a solo dev for I have a friend that helps me out with models every now and then.

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ᎶʋƝʂℋɨƤ_ℳƘ_ƖƖ Mar 16 2011, 12:07pm says:

I do all except modelling and texturing.

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macacos2
macacos2 Mar 16 2011, 12:07pm says:

Most works I did/will ever do are small projects, so I'd rather work alone and build the game/skin/audio-track the way I see fit.

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Torabi
Torabi Mar 16 2011, 12:21pm says:

I am working on my programming and animation skills. Took ages for me to narrow it down to two tasks that I would like to focus on.

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Chinka
Chinka Mar 16 2011, 12:29pm says:

Modeller, Designer, Concept-Artist, Manager, sometimes Programmer or others :P

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Crystan
Crystan Mar 16 2011, 1:16pm says:

Sound Designer, Music Designer and Particle Effects Designer.

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Jokerme
Jokerme Mar 16 2011, 2:11pm says:

Mapper + Modeler + Texture Artist = Level Designer

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Killi101
Killi101 Mar 16 2011, 2:16pm says:

i do everything except video editing... and programming because i cant do it, same with sound

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BoomBoomBatista
BoomBoomBatista Mar 16 2011, 2:33pm says:

I do voice acting and beta testing... buuuuuuut that doesn't belong anywhere in dev roles... right?

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LORDDEREX
LORDDEREX Mar 17 2011, 3:25am replied:

Well without voice acting - No realsim in game.
Testing - Not polish games.
So i say those parts are needed aswell, even if ur right its not a direct dev thing.

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Tharapita
Tharapita Mar 16 2011, 2:44pm says:

I'll just quote someone elses answer "Mapper + Modeler + Texture Artist = Level Designer" . So technically 3 but ultimately 1.

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Chinka
Chinka Mar 16 2011, 6:49pm replied:

If you are using custom models (eg. environment) and textures (eg. new terrain textures) to design a level, there are 3 roles :P

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Shadowlord01
Shadowlord01 Mar 16 2011, 2:58pm says:

I solo because it allows me to develop a wide skillset. I like it because I do enjoy the challenge and the benefits of doing everything.

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Shirk
Shirk Mar 16 2011, 4:10pm says:

I map and make textures plus sounds for my maps

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Killer_man_1996
Killer_man_1996 Mar 16 2011, 4:28pm says:

My status at this moment is : forever alone....

I'm really new to the modding stuff so I never upload my work since it's still to crappy...

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Arcones
Arcones Mar 16 2011, 4:40pm says:

2-3, generally because I have others handle modelling/skinning. I handle coding, mapping, writing, (does leading count?).

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Rodewijk
Rodewijk Mar 16 2011, 5:41pm says:

mapping and texture work so 2 since i work with ut 99 engine i dont have to model.

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CnC_Fin
CnC_Fin Mar 16 2011, 6:00pm says:

So far all I do is mapping. I'd probably do more work, if only I could model or texture

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nnewm2
nnewm2 Mar 16 2011, 7:29pm says:

Well...with me i program and test games.......but mostly see if it is hackable than add anti hacking system protocals....
:)

*retired hacker*

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Cry-Ruan
Cry-Ruan Mar 17 2011, 5:49am says:

Mostly PR and level design, I have been known to try my hand at programming though.

Just not with C++. *shudders*

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Metalspy
Metalspy Mar 17 2011, 6:26am replied:

Aww but C++ is awesome! In my amateurish opinion :P

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altercuca
altercuca Mar 17 2011, 8:34am says:

solo dev here too...

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Mr.John
Mr.John Mar 17 2011, 11:14am says:

Nr. 1 (Animations) I practice, nr. (Compile) 2 I wanna do and nr. 3 (Modeling) I might.

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Garyn Dakari
Garyn Dakari Mar 17 2011, 4:02pm says:

I do animations, scripting, coding, mapping, voice acting, ect. Everything but modeling.

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Thesoldierintheswamp
Thesoldierintheswamp Mar 17 2011, 4:42pm says:

i mostly do scripting, texturing, and sound development im also pretty good at 3d modeling but thats only at school... if only i had a modeling program :/

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-HawkEye-
-HawkEye- Mar 17 2011, 5:38pm says:

Gaming + Gaming + Gaming = nothing that you work with guys! :D

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Black★RockShooter
Black★RockShooter Mar 17 2011, 6:24pm says:

I'm so ronery,so ronery

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Ice_Man_120
Ice_Man_120 Mar 18 2011, 2:37pm says:

to be honest, I like working alone but sometimes I wish I had a team, so I take ages to get any progress done. I have had to learn how to model (Still beginner), I need to learn how to make textures, but at least when I have some progress done it is to my satisfaction.

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DoctorCheese
DoctorCheese Mar 18 2011, 4:31pm says:

I fly solo.

IF YO CATCH MA DRIFT

OH YEAAAAAH

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Swyter
Swyter Mar 18 2011, 5:34pm says:

I prefer to have a small + specialized + talented team.

But yep, I'm so neurotic and perfectionist.
<So if you want to do it well, do it yourself!> That's my motto. ;P

That means manage, webmastering, coding, non-organic modeling, mapping and stuff I can't ever remember.

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lorenzitto
lorenzitto Mar 18 2011, 8:49pm says:

Testing, gameplay, sounds, ideas, concepts...
For be a Developer, you must be a Player before all!

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OrdinaryMagician
OrdinaryMagician Mar 19 2011, 7:05am says:

one man team here (UBX Team)

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