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Process and Concept. How to Make a Video Game. Step Zero: Team Up. Since videogames include Music Characters Story Environments Programming Puzzles/Enemies/ Whatever It’s rather difficult to make all of these things on your own. Find other people to help. Step One: Beginning Ideas.

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Process and concept

Process and Concept

How to Make a Video Game


Step zero team up
Step Zero: Team Up

  • Since videogames include

    • Music

    • Characters

    • Story

    • Environments

    • Programming

    • Puzzles/Enemies/Whatever

  • It’s rather difficult to make all of these things on your own.

  • Find other people to help.


Step one beginning ideas
Step One: Beginning Ideas

  • Come up with an idea

  • What problem will your character solve?

  • Decide on

    • Plotlines

    • Characters

    • Story


Remember to think about
Remember to Think About…

  • Genre

    • Horror

    • Strategy/Puzzle

    • Adventure

    • Action

  • Type of Game

    • First Person Shooter

    • RPG

    • Simulation

    • Music Game

    • Sport Game


Step two planning phase 2
Step Two: Planning Phase 2

  • Storyboarding

  • Character Design

    • Appearance

    • Skills/Powers

    • Personality

  • Depicting environments

    • 2D? 3D?

    • Other characters as well


Step three creation and programming
Step Three: Creation and Programming

  • This is where you actually physically create the game

  • Coding

    • C/C++

    • BASIC

    • Java

    • Python

  • Some programs for making “home made” games include

    • Genesis 3D

    • Game Editor

    • Flash


Remember music and sound effects
Remember: Music and Sound Effects

  • Set mood

  • No music can also set a mood

  • Spyro Skateboarding http://youtu.be/2vMEQqh0H8o

  • Ushiwaka’s Dance http://youtu.be/60FJDw9qcFk


Step four testing
Step Four: Testing

  • See if the game works the way you want it to

    • Alpha testing

  • Find bugs

  • Find bugs

  • Repeat as needed


Step five beta testing
Step Five: Beta Testing

  • Wikipedia also calls beta testing “external user acceptance testing”

  • Release to a few people

  • Fix more bugs

  • Receive input

  • Improve


Remember publicity
Remember: Publicity

  • Advertising

  • Posters

  • Videos

  • Trials


Step final
Step Final

  • Fix final glitches

  • Make sure everything works

  • Release your game into the wild!!


Some videos and resources
Some Videos and Resources

  • http://youtu.be/5-X-Ebh1kYA Unity 3D

  • http://youtu.be/5f_MhsX7aBc Game Maker 7

  • http://www.gamecareerguide.com/features/422/making_a_video_game_from_start_to_.php Make a Game From Start to Finish


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