Custom created Flash games are one of the things we specialize in. We offer complete custom game creation, including game design, but it is also possible to hire us for game development only. In other words, you create and provide all graphic elements to the game, we do all the scripting. The final product, e.g. your custom created game, is yours to do with as you please. We do not retain any rights to it, we merely act as an 'outsourced coder' if you will. The difference between us and a random game coder is that with GamezArena you get a qualified professional programmer with years of experience with game engines.
Custom Game Development
The most asked question in regards to having a custom developed game built is "How much will it cost?". Our standard reply is "That depends upon the game you want to build.". Game specifications are the most important thing when it comes to developing a game. The more detailed the descriptions, the more accurate the cost estimate.
Example of a complex game.
You can imagine the cost difference between creating "Tic-Tac-Toe" in comparison with creating a game similar to "Age of Empires". The difference is almost staggering. There are a number of factors that decide the cost of a game.
Example of a more simple game.
One of the first would be graphics and sound. If the buyer plans on creating the graphics and the sound for the game it certainly reduces the cost. How much depends on the game itself. "Tic-Tac-Toe" is not a very graphic, or sound, rich game and therefore the cost would not be reduced so much.
The most complex part of providing game specifications is describing game play. In doing this properly you should carefully describe how to play the game. It should be almost as if you are reading the instructions on how to play a board game. You should be able to describe the game's objective and the difficulties behind achieving it. Plus, the strategies that would be helpful while playing also provide insight into something the developer should keep in mind while developing a game.
A lot of times people don't want to provide so much detail because they are afraid the developers might "steal" their idea. So, they ask for an estimate based upon a shallow description of what they want. What happens as a result is the developers give them a "from to" estimate that they hope the game's actual cost will fall between. For example, they might say "...that game would cost between 1500 to 10000." and then the person inquiring about the game walks away, at the very least, slightly miffed. To avoid such problems most developers would not have a problem signing an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) in order to get a more complete description and to be able to provide a more refined quote.
So if you are in the market to have a custom game developed, do yourself and the developer a favor ... and provide detailed specifications.