Game development is the process of creating a game with its components as a story, characters, audio, design, and lighting, etc. It is the creation of a whole new world with interesting characters and a storyline. The games could either be commercial having a large investment and advertised on a larger scale or it could be an individual project with small capital working to build an experience.
Game Development Engines:
Game developers choose one of the many engines available for them to ease up the process of development since they provide reusability, graphics, animations options, and ease of access. There are countless development engines being used by developers according to their requirements and expertise. Some of the most used game development engines include:
· Unreal Engine
Stages of Game Development:
Just like any other development process, game development also includes a proper process where different stages are combined to result the end-goal. The basic 7 steps of game development include:
Planning involves answering the questions such as ‘What are we Building?’, ‘What is our Budget?’, ‘What is our target market?’.
Pre-production is the step where storyboarding, storyline, initial prototypes and technological resources are decided.
Modeling, Design, Audio, Visual effects, development, levels, and other standards are set to final steps.
The testing phase includes looking for bugs, determining features and their smooth running, overflow, and working of the game.
The beta versions, marketing strategies, and actions, sample videos and trailers and live streams are launched in this stage of the game development.
After fixing the problems faced in results of pre-launch, the game is launched and made available to users on the play store.
Post-launch is the stage where you keep checking for the user reviews, bug identification, updates, and new content development.
To conclude, in a world where animations and graphics is the real face of the game, its functionality, storyline, characters, efficacy, runtime and user-experience are equally important to make the game a success.