The Basics of Building Games
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The basics of building games(Ten questions to ask yourself and your
#1 Do we want a game?
Lets define game
(all games are learning games)
10 (or five) reasons you want to build a game!
#2What do you have to
Three things to consider!
When the game is over, we want players to _______.
Set Explicit Goals
What luck! We have plenty of __________ to use.
Identify key resources.
No matter what, we absolutely cant _________.
Clarify any restrictions.
#3What kind of game achieves our goals?
What experience do you want?
#4Can I easily explain my game?
#5Who can build this?
It takes some people some time to build a game.-William Shakespeare
#6Does it work?
You can learn lots of things before spending any money!
Your future players will be your best testers and toughest critics.
Does anything need to change?
#7How do you know when youve got something?
Goals are met?
Game is playable?
Game is balanced?
...everything checks out!
#8Do you have time for bad
Mistakes will be made.
#9 Where are the people who care
Im here to talk about a sweet game I made.
Traditional advertising can get really expensive consider alternative options!
#10 How long will it last?
Lets talk about maintenance
Now, lets try it!
Well provide GOALS, RESOURCES, AND RESTRICTIONS.
You provide the game.
Pitch the game in 3 sentences Link it to your mission Name 3 people youll approach
to get buy-in