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Designing Games for Children by Carla Fisher

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Chapter 5Finding a Developer

It’s not unusual for someone to have an idea about a game for kids and not know how to program. Finding a developer who can execute your vision takes time. Any time you’re hiring someone to do work that is in an area unfamiliar to you, finding someone you trust is paramount. It shouldn’t feel like going to the mechanic and fearing that he’ll tell you to do $600 in work on the brakes when you were just having the windshield wipers changed.

This chapter provides guidance for finding a developer, including:

  • Sources for finding potential developers
  • Requests for proposals (RFPs)
  • Work-for-hire versus revenue share for developers
  • Whether team members should learn to code

Where to Find Developers

Should you find ...

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