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Game Development Essentials: An Introduction Third Edition. Chapter 11 Production & Management developing the process. ■What are the phases and associated components in the game development cycle? ■What are some effective ways to lead and manage game development teams?

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Game development essentials an introduction third edition

Game Development Essentials: An Introduction Third Edition


Chapter 11 production management developing the process

Chapter 11Production & Managementdeveloping the process


Key chapter questions

■What are the phases and associated components in the game development cycle?

■What are some effective ways to lead and manage game development teams?

■What are the different types of documentation used in game development?

Key Chapter Questions


Development phases

■ Concept

■ Pre-Production

■ Prototype

■ Production

■ Alpha

■ Beta

■ Gold

■ Post-Production

Development Phases


Management

■ Iterative Development

■ Common Mistakes

■ Recovery from Mistakes

■ Effective Management

Management


Management iterative development

ManagementIterative Development

Diagram by Per Olin


Game documentation

■ Concept

■ Game Proposal

■ Game Design Document

■ Art Style Guide

■ Technical Design Document

■ Project Plan

■ Test Plan

Game Documentation


Game documentation concept

Game DocumentationConcept

■ Premise

■ Player Motivation

■ Unique Selling Proposition (USP)

■ Target Market

■ Genre

■ Target Rating

■ Target Platform and Hardware Requirements

■ License

■ Competitive Analysis

■ Goals


Game documentation concept target market

Game DocumentationConceptTarget Market

Getty Images

What age group will you target?


Game documentation concept genre

Game DocumentationConceptGenre

Secret Exit Ltd.

Zen Bound


Game documentation concept target rating

Game DocumentationConceptTarget Rating

Reprinted with permission from Microsoft Corporation

Viva Piñata


Game documentation concept target platform and hardware requirements

Game DocumentationConceptTarget Platform and Hardware Requirements

WindySoft Co., Ltd.

Strikers 1945 Plus, on the iPhone


Game documentation concept license

Game DocumentationConceptLicense

Sega

Iron Man


Game documentation concept competitive analysis

Game DocumentationConceptCompetitive Analysis

Reprinted with permission from Microsoft Corporation

Gears of War 3


Game documentation game proposal

Game DocumentationGame Proposal

■ Hook

■ Gameplay

■ Online Features

■ Technology

■ Art & Audio Features

■ Production Details

■ Backstory

■ Story Synopsis

■ Character Descriptions

■ Risk Analysis

■ Development Budget

■ Concept Art


Game documentation game design document game interface

Game DocumentationGame Design DocumentGame Interface

Firaxis Games

Civilization IV


Game documentation game design document character abilities and items

Game DocumentationGame Design DocumentCharacter Abilities and Items

Warner Bros.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4


Game documentation game design document game engine

Game DocumentationGame Design DocumentGame Engine

GameSalad

Unity Technologies

GameSalad

Unity


Summary

■Development Phases

■Management

■Game Documentation

■Making It Happen

Summary


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