Many people would love to create their own video game. Although, once they see how overwhelming it is, most of them give up. Simplifying your ideas, streamlining the game design, and marketing the finished product can all help with this overwhelming task.
First of all, we need to simplify your video game ideas. Would you like to have a huge open world for the player to explore? Well, just replace that huge open world with a large hallway and make the walls transparent so players think they can go wherever they want. Don’t forget to add one or two trees repeated next to each other if you want to add a “forest” effect. (Ten trees to every two-by-two foot area of transparent hallway is usually the best ratio.) Would you also like to add lots of weapons and items for players to use during their quests? If you answered “yes” then you’ll be delighted to know that this can be achieved by only having just one weapon/item design. Just change the color and the name slightly and you have an infinite list combination of weapons/items!
Next in the process you’ll want to streamline the game design. Many game developers like to use a method called “scripting”, but, honestly, that’s just a waste of time. You can make the process go much faster if you copy and paste random snippets of code and just place it in your game. The order of the code doesn’t matter much because a computer is smart enough to read everything correctly. If your game randomly has any errors or crashes you don’t need to worry; this happens even with great companies like EA. Just to be safe, have an apology ready and promise a patch will be ready ‘soon.’
The last step we need to take is to market the finished product. At this point, the average game developer would start marketing their game and choosing their target demographic. But we believe you would be more interested in protecting all your hard work. This can be achieved by asking users for their “serial number” [which they will receive once they buy your game] every time they start up your game. This will make sure that your game is secure, and Anonymous can’t hack it!
Lots of people will be overwhelmed by game design, but if you apply what we at The Kohlrabi taught you, it should help immensely. Remember, by simplifying your game ideas, streamlining the game design, and not marketing the finished product, you’ll be one step closer to becoming a famous game designer. You could become the next Howard Scott Warshaw!