This week we spoke about possible projects. We also looked at games that you like so that we could draw inspiration from them.
When it comes to projects, there are a few questions you need to ask yourself:
What is the type of game you want to make?
Take a look here for an exhaustive list of game genres: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_video_game_genres
What is the setting for your game? Do you have a character in mind?
These choices will determine the look and tone of your game and are good things to decide early on.
What do I already know that will help create my game?
From what we’ve seen already this year, what things will your game need that you already know how to do?
What do I not yet know how to do?
There are things you might like to be able to do that you’re not sure about how to achieve; these are things to raise with your mentor. He’ll focus on these in the next few weeks. Also; check the Asset Store. There are many free things there that might help you complete your game. If you’d ultimately like to do everything yourself, look at these as items as placeholders to get the basic game working that you might eventually replace.
BE REALISTIC IN YOUR AMBITION
You will find it hard to get time to work on your project and it’s your first project on your own in most cases. The most important things are to show something that is yours and something that is fun. Showing something that is overly complex but that is not fun is not as good.
Get your thinking caps on!