If you are passionate about games and would like to get into this world to create your own game, we explain in this article, the different phases that comprise the development of a game so that, if you dare to do it, you do not miss anything important.
Planning: In this phase, the idea of the video game comes to the surface, you must specify aspects such as: Budget, target audience, whether it will be in 2D or 3D, game characters and the platform on which you are going to develop it.
Prototyping: In this phase you must check the functionality of the game, user experience, gameplay, mechanics and art direction.
This is one of the most complex phases of game development, when the game idea comes to life. For this, it is necessary a good coordination between all the members of the team, the lines of code are written, the characters and the environment of the game are designed.
Within the post-production phase, there are several small phases, which we explain below:
Maintenance: The possible faults in the game are checked and repaired, and the game is properly maintained.
Marketing: As in any other aspect, when launching a game, marketing is fundamental. In fact, many game developers start working on marketing in the last stages of the game’s main production.
Quality control tests: It is absolutely necessary that you carry out quality control tests of the game to make sure that everything is working properly.
Within the game development phases, in the planning phase, you should ask yourself important questions about the game you want to develop and that will mark the rest of the actions and decisions you should take about the game, the main questions you should ask yourself are:
Answering these questions will make it easier for you to start developing your game and to make the decisions that will make your game stand out from the competition.
Other aspects to consider if you are planning to develop a game that will help you make decisions about budget, team and timelines are the following:
Developing a game is no easy task and you will have to face a lot of challenges that you might not have thought of, but if you take into account the game development phases we have shown you and work hard, you will surely be able to create your own game and bring to life that idea you have in your head.
Make sure you have a firm budget, hire an animation team with enough experience and knowledge to help you develop it and ask for advice whenever you need it, to make your game one of the most popular and played games.
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