How To Create The Next Great Video Game

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Creating a new video game takes millions of dollars, employs an army of techno nerds and usually fails. All wrong. Here are ways you can create, if not the next World of Warcraft, at the least, the next Flappy Bird. So, what are you waiting for?
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How To Create A Video Game

Understand Your Market: Forget about GTA 5. Unless you’ve already been trained, have a big budget and can build a team, you’re more likely to break through with small, quirky games that tap a new chord and come from a fresh perspective.
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How To Create A Video Game

Be Realistic: Don’t expect to become a millionaire overnight. But, don’t be discouraged either. Gamers can be very accepting and love a new challenge. They’ll at least give your game a whirl.
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How To Create A Video Game

Gather The Best Tools: Get as much computing power as you can and consider putting in the time to learn some high end graphic tool design programs. Most of them can be downloaded for free or very cheaply.
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How To Create A Video Game

Start Small: RPGs and FPS’ are a good start. Platforms are easiest. They’re also the most populous in the market. It’s all about simplicity. But FUN!
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How To Create A Video Game

Learn Free Game Creation Software: The free online pool of game creation software is vast. Some programs are as easy to use as a simple spreadsheet. At the moment, Stencyl is the darling of the dreamer caste. There are some real success stories on there.
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How To Create A Video Game

Map Out Your World On Paper: If a game plays well on a sheet or two of paper, it will be even better once you get some action going on the screen.
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Create The Content: Start building your game background, theme and action. Then let your imagination run wild.
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How To Create A Video Game

Release Your Game: Apple, Android and MSN all allow creators to upload new games for free. The tricky part is getting other gamers interested and engaged.
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How To Create A Video Game

Find Reliable Beta Testers: Join groups and post links in forums where serious gamers congregate. And ignore the trolls. They’re just jealous.
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How To Create A Video Game

Test, Test, Test: Don’t rely on outsiders to tell you where the glitches are. Know your game inside and out, from top to bottom.
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How To Create A Video Game

Think Indie: If you think your game has legs, consider funding the next level from the Indie market. But, like most industries, it’s already fairly entrenched. Luckily…
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How To Create A Video Game

Get CrowdFunding: There’s always places like GoFundMe and, the reigning champ, KickStarter, which has had tremendous success launching little games that became massive in just a year or two. Just don’t blow the dough on Boobs and Brewskies. Hey. Wait a minute. Now THERE’S an idea…
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