How to easily start making your first video game

It not as hard as you may think! Just break it down and tackle the project one step at a time.

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Welcome to the fun and thrilling world of game development! Photo by NESA by Makers on Unsplash
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What was your favorite game as a child / young adult? Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Always Remember Your First

Make a Plan of Attack

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Designing your game first will go a long way in the long run. Source, https://blog.teamtreehouse.com/designer-profile-ken-wong-monument-valley

Start Your Engines!

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A sampling of the many game engines that are out there for you to try, for free! Source, https://logicsimplified.com/newgames/best-game-development-platform-for-cross-game-development/

“Just get it through the door!”

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Your prototype will not be glamorous, but it is the first step in proving your game is worth your time. Photo by Halacious on Unsplash

Iteration is the key to innovation

Play to your Strengths

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Slay the Spire puts its polish directly into the UI. Executing a card combo is a thrill because of well-placed effects! Source, https://www.igdb.com/games/slay-the-spire/

Conclusion

Freelance game designer / developer. Full stack developer. Board game geek and cat tamer.

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