Starting on my new game. I got some great concept art from my brother and I have a friend helping out with music. This should be fun, the sprites are going to take a lot of work.
I made a game.
I have been waiting quite a while to say that.
Its not a very good game but I don’t care, I learned so much from doing it. One of the big things I learned about design is how important it is to have at least some kind of plan. Some developers seem to be able to just start coding and go from there, that’s what I did and it kind of worked out. The big problem I had was knowing when I was done. I could have just kept adding new things for months and making it more and more complicated but I decided that if it was ever going to get finished I had to just make a deadline and put it out.
There are a lot of things I was planning to add but cut out either because I couldn’t get them working right or they would have taken too much time to implement, and I realized that no matter how much I added this game was still going to be pretty bad. I’m still really happy I’m done with it and its out there. From what I hear that puts me way ahead of most people that want to make games. There is a lot I learned that will make the next project way better, and I can’t wait to get started on the next one.
This is one small step for gaming, one giant leap for me… sorry that was dumb.