READ GAME DESIGN BOOKS, PEOPLE!!! :<
Here are some rules you should know before starting ANY game. I know these from experience(I’ve made over 35 games), and from knowledge( lots and lots of game design books) I don’t mean to rain on your parade, but you NEED to know these things, or else your game will, crash, burn, and fade away into the forgotten land of abandoned games.
NEVER start out too ambitious, unless you have the skills, knowledge, and experience(having completed GOOD games before), or else they will always, always, always “retire” before completion.
PLAN OUT THE ENTIRE GAME BEFORE YOU EVEN START TO WORK ON IT!!! I cannot tell you how important this step is. You must always plan out your game, through every possible detail, or else:
a) you will get tired of your game
b) you will get stuck and not know in which direction to go
or c) you will not have a full, complete, rich game.
Planning everything out will help you build a great game, and keep you ambitious and motivated throughout the entire project.
3)Make sure you are absolutely commited before you start, or else you WILL lose motivation in the blink of an eye, I’ve seen this happen far too many times, and I can guarantee you, it CAN, and WILL happen to you.
- Make sure you have the skills to make this game, one of the most pertinent rules of game design is that:
“Your first 10(completed) games WILL suck, get them over with.”
If you don’t have the necessary experience, you will have a half-baked game which is full of problems.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy making your game, but trust me with these rules, in every single experience I’ve had with myself or any other group, failure ALWAYS occurs unless you are following these rules.
Also, make sure it is FUN, fun over realism, fun over features, fun FIRST!
You might also want to read the 14 rules of game design.
Anyway, have fun, and I hope it turns out well…