How to make a game when you don't have any good ideas

Great ideas are a labor of love, and come with time and constant iteration and diligence.

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We all need this in our office! 😄 Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash

Drill Down and You’ll Eventually Find Gold

An image of the game “FTL” — a strategy spaceship battle game.
An image of the game “FTL” — a strategy spaceship battle game.
The game idea may sound similar to FTL: Faster Than Light. But two games with the same premise are not guaranteed to play the exact same way. Source, https://subsetgames.com/presskit

Can’t Make Music or Art? No Problem!

A screenshot of the game “among us”, at the moment where one player betrays another.
A screenshot of the game “among us”, at the moment where one player betrays another.
There’s nothing wrong with the art in Among Us. But their simplistic, representational designs are inspiring — you don’t need tons of detail to make a masterpiece! Source, https://www.igdb.com/games/among-us/presskit

Visit the Tire Shop Instead of Reinventing the Wheel

Just Finish!

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Hm, maybe they’re onto something. Photo by George Pagan III on Unsplash

Iterate or Obliterate

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Get started brainstorming your next game project today. Ideas are just waiting to be discovered! Photo by Sigmund on Unsplash

Conclusion

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

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