Hello. I want to design a turn based strategy game like Civilization two. Then, I want to make a real time based strategy like Age of Empires. How do I design a game? Do I write down unit attributes and stuff in a notebook? Do I create a huge 400 page storyline? Help me please. I am a very beginner.
If you are a "very beginner" I would suggest making a easier game like tetris first, then gradually increasing the size of the game. If Civ2 was easy to make, there would be thousands of civ2''s and aoe''s.