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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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