Jul.27, 2008 in Flash Development
Thinking up an idea for a game can be tough. There are a lot of possibilities. Here is a list of things to consider when planning a game.
- Be sure it interests you. Game making should be fun. If it feels like work, then you should try a different idea.
- Decide what type of game it will be. Is it a shooter, a racing game, a platformer?
- Be original. Nobody likes playing something they’ve played before.
- Decide whether you will use an upgrade system. Plan out the type of upgrades that are available. Will it be money based or experience based?
- Figure out whether you want a storyline. Will your game be the type that you can jump right into, or will it have numerous characters with distinct backgrounds and stories?
- Find out the types of gameplay you want. You can include career mode, one player, or two player.
- How will gamers play your game? Will they use the arrow keys, the mouse, or both?
- What type of difficulty will the players have? Will you let them choose it themselves?
- How old is your target audience? You don’t want blood for a game that is intended for young children.
- What type of setting will your game take place in? Make sure the setting fits the game.