what steps I would need to take to become a game developer ,game designer or a game making
Hello,I was wondering what steps I would need to take to become a game developer ,game designer or a game making.I’ve always loved games and coding and would really love too be put in a situation we’re I could develop my own game for people like me too play.
Ed recommends the following next steps:
There's many ways to create a game.
Generally, the process for making games is:
1. Establish the mechanics. ▹The function of it all: how it will run. Then, checking to see if the game will run properly.
2. Build a story. ▹ Not all games need a story, but having a strong sense of world-building can make it more unique and fleshed out.
3. Create the graphics ▹ Production concept designs: usually art for characters, environments, props, etc.
When starting out, it's okay to take inspiration from games you enjoy!
Think about the types of genres (Action RPG | Platformer | Interactive Story | FPS) and types of games you enjoy (Zelda | Pokemon | Kingdom of Hearts | Minecraft).
Making a game by yourself can get difficult. There are people who have successfully done solo development: Toby Fox - Undertale | Eric Barone - Stardew Valley. However, solo dev. takes a extreme amount of discipline and time.
That's something to keep in mind. But again, not impossible :)
Now, if you wanted to work for a studio/company:
▹ A big studio means that a game designer will need to specialize in specific skills.
▹ A small studio means that a game designer will need to know a little bit of everything. Similar to how you'll need to know a little bit of everything, if you're making a game independently.
Overall -- It might help to consider:
▹ What it is you like about video games?
▹ What type of game do you want to make?
▹ What area do you want to focus on? (if you want to work for a company one day).
To learn more about job roles in the video game industry, watch the videos released by Riot Games!
So You Wanna Make Games?? | https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42m9XiTqPHIJbQZgzDhCyXtMOKNMrRno
Some video game professionals suggest doing game jams to learn game development. Game jams are teams that meet up to make games! It's a fun way to learn teamwork and other skills.
I suggest joining Itch.io - the website that provides a large community to find support & work with other game creators!
Sending you encouragement as you enter the world of game development :)