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.

  1. Be sure it interests you. Game making should be fun. If it feels like work, then you should try a different idea.
  2. Decide what type of game it will be. Is it a shooter, a racing game, a platformer?
  3. Be original. Nobody likes playing something they’ve played before.
  4. 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?
  5. 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?
  6. Find out the types of gameplay you want. You can include career mode, one player, or two player.
  7. How will gamers play your game? Will they use the arrow keys, the mouse, or both?
  8. What type of difficulty will the players have? Will you let them choose it themselves?
  9. How old is your target audience? You don’t want blood for a game that is intended for young children.
  10. What type of setting will your game take place in? Make sure the setting fits the game.

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