Top 5 Tips to Make the Games You Always Wanted
After playing a game throughout have you ever been left unsatisfied? Maybe the story wasn’t what you wanted it to be or the gameplay wasn’t what you expected. The fact is the game wasn’t good enough and maybe you’re thinking that you can make a better one. If this has ever happened to you then these tips will get you started on your dream game today!
Know your Goal
Before you even start development you need to know your end goal. What do you want your game to be, what events do you want to take place, and what do you want the player to experience?
Writing your end goal down before you start is the best way to keep yourself on track during development. You shouldn’t only check your end goal when you’re stuck during development, but you should look at it from time to time to see if what you have is what you imagined it to be.
Know what you like
You need to know what you like about games. Is it the characters, the gameplay, the weapons? You need to take some of your favorite games and write down several reasons why these games are enjoyable for you.
They don’t have to be recent games. They can be from any video game you have ever played, the more variation the better. These reasons should be specific.
Write a Good Story
A video game is more or less a different way to tell a story. A very good way to get ideas for your story is to look at your favorite movies with great stories.
Pretty much all of the greatest movies just take the best parts of other movies and stories and puts them in a different setting. If you take the basic ideas from several different movies then you will already have a good starting point and direction for your story.
Everybody likes it when something new that’s great is presented to them. It’s a new good experience. You don’t have to go completely all out with this. You should definitely at least try new ideas for your game instead of just grinding out another clone.
Above all be persistent. If you’re stuck during the development of your game then you may just need to take a break and come back to it later.
If it’s an ongoing problem then you may have to rework the game mechanics or whatever it is that’s not working. Look at your end goal and that will be sure to give you some inspiration to maybe work on a different part of the game and to keep going.
I hope these tips gave you some good direction of where and how to get started with your dream game. You’ll never know if your game is going to be good or not unless you make it.（source:gamenacho）