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What are the steps to creating a game?


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#1 supesfan   Members   -  Reputation: 221

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 05:09 PM

What are the steps to creating a game?



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#2 SillyCow   Members   -  Reputation: 841

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 06:49 PM

Since I am a bad artist, and usually work alone, this is how it goes for me:

  1. Think of a cool idea.
  2. Make a one level ugly prototype. (I sometimes use text instead of actual graphics here)
  3. Play the prototype and see if it's any good.
  4. Improve the gameplay protoype until the game is fun.
  5. Make the game pretty (Add art, menus, etc...)
  6. Send to beta-testers (friends)
  7. Improve controls & Fix bugs based on their input
  8. Publish game.
  9. Improve controls & Fix bugs based on user input

Since I work alone and know how to program, I skip the design document phase.


My new android game : Enemies of the Crown

My previous android game : Killer Bees


#3 Tom Sloper   Moderators   -  Reputation: 8643

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 06:56 PM

This is not a Game Design question. Moving to For Beginners.


-- Tom Sloper
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Making games fun and getting them done.
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#4 warnexus   Prime Members   -  Reputation: 1380

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:54 PM

1) Be super comfortable programming in your language of choice

2) Once you are comfortable, learn GUI and Graphics.

3) Challenge yourself to learn new things from what the library

of your programming language has to offer. 

 

You should complete each step before moving on to the next step.

Once you got up to step 3, it is a matter of repeating step 3.



#5 Tom Sloper   Moderators   -  Reputation: 8643

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 08:14 PM

What are the steps to creating a game?

 

The steps vary depending on whether you're talking about a one-man project, an amateur project, a small professional project, or a large-scale professional project.

Which type of project are you most interested in?


-- Tom Sloper
Sloperama Productions
Making games fun and getting them done.
www.sloperama.com

Please do not PM me. My email address is easy to find, but note that I do not give private advice.




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