How to Start Your Game Development?

How to Start Your Game Development?

Game development is a term that defines the development of game, say video game which is gaining popularity, especially with those who intend to create a dream world come true. Do you think it is something that can be done too easily like playing it? Not really! When it comes to the development of a game, there are numerous components including the story, audio, lightening, art, etc. which then merge together for creating an entirely new world for the players.

 “Commercial games are usually the good ones as are funded by any rich company, while the independent video games are both smaller and cheaper”

The journey of developing the games today is no longer tricky much that the task cannot be performed. Instead, perfect guide can help learn the basics and discover the resources needed to continue. The key to become a good game developer relies on your interest and skills in the gaming. Your passion is basically something that can help you get started with perfect programming of the game that is both fun-filling and a helping tool to let the game grab the bonus.

***The development of game is basically a task that can be performed either by an individual or the team. All that is required are the skills;

Lets’ get started;

  • Step 1- learn the basics of computer programming language

Developing a game is all about learning the programming language as the interesting and exciting world view can only be produced with the computer language. Are you the one aware of some of the basic programming language knowledge? If so, things are easier for you. But if not, learning would help you limit more of your time out of your busy schedule.

**Besides C++, there is no specific language for the development of the games.

  • Step- 2; Make a selection for a game engine you are aware of

If this is your first time in the production of game development, a better option is to make selection for the game engine as it helps in easing the process. From providing numerous functionalities such as offering audio, graphics, etc. to saving time with a readily available game engine, this sounds as a perfect option.

  • Step 3; Develop a basic game

As a beginner, once you’ve an idea about the game, create one. Rushing towards the process of development may make you face the troubles. This is why, it is better to initiate with the small one, like project to be completed in a week period. This is one of the ways that will help you get grip over the basic to learning programming the game.

  • Step 4; understand the design pattern for the game

Learning about the game pattern is undoubtedly a difficult thing to understand for the beginners to learning gaming. Also recognized as the object pooling, the game pattern refers to the templates that serve to generate the modular code which serves as the solution for different problems during the development of the game.

**Commonly-recognized game patterns include; prototype, flyweight, etc.

  • Step 5; Learn the graphics and the maths’ associated

Do you think it is possible to create a video game without the use of graphics? Obviously no! Where some game developers ensure the use of 2D graphics, the rising technology and demand of players make the developers choose to add 3D graphics. This is due to the fact that the 3D graphics make the players feel being in the game completely. The mathematics and graphics are the key to become the best game developers.

**When it comes to mathematic, linear algebra is being utilized with 3D graphics as it deals with the vectors, linear equations, etc. that helps one in achieving those miraculous effects.  

Ever developed a game or it is also something new to you as well? Want to share your game development experience with us? Feel free to do so in the comment section as below!

About Haider Ali Khan

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