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I've had a few/quite a few ideas for a game (like most other people), but where exactly do you start? It's been bugging me for a while now, where to begin. I know that I should make a huge sheet of every idea I have and gather them into a sensible pile, but what next? Write up the story? Draw up designs for characters, weapons, etc...? Plan the game image? Do the easy first or last? Can you help me?

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Hmm, that depends alot on your motivation for doing it. If you just want to fool around and entertain yourself, by all means jump in anywhere you like. Thats kinda what I did. However there is drawback to this method. I've never finished anything. Partly because the finish line is never marked so I just keep adding, or refining, and whatnot.

Now if you ever want to finish something, then I'm the wrong person to ask. But then I'm not doing it because I want to finish.

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Well, I want to have a finish point, but not a final finish point if you know what I mean (like a semi-trasparant one if you can visualise it), meaning, I want something to aim for, like getting a lot of the details done, so I may think about looking for a team to help me create it, but still doing designs and refining after that. (Hope that explained what I wanted :S)

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Awesome.
That's really helped me, since i've downloaded the Chris Taylor design document. Now I do something a bit like that, maybe in the same format, and when I want to expand on it, I'll expand on each section from the start of that list (e.g. first the Feature Set, then The Game World).

Thanks ever so much Will.

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