Aspects of Game Development
In game development, characters and the environment of the game play a critical role in the manner in which people will finally accept a certain game. You also need to realize that today there are many critics everywhere on the internet, and they too play a big role in either promoting your game or killing it.
However, as much as you should be wary about critics and how they can affect your art, you need to be ready to produce something which is likeable. Like all art, creativity is a major factor which will make people love your game. You always need to think outside the box. Try to visualize something which will be catchy, and which will make players love the game. This means that you have to take good time to brainstorm the theme of your game. It should be intuitive and bring some challenge to the player.
Never give hints to players about what to expect. Let them use the necessary tools that you provide in each level so that they can progress. However, as much as may brainstorm good ideas, game development isn’t only about creativity. The choices of graphics to use in a game also play a major factor in enabling players to love a video game.
Choosing Graphics for a Video Game
When I started out in game development, I didn’t know the impact of video game graphics. Graphics usually make something appealing. People love something which is beautiful and they are most likely to be associated by it. Therefore your choices of graphics to be used in a video game should be chosen wisely.
You need to be certain that the aesthetics that you choose are appropriate and people will identify with them. The designs of various games usually depend with the target group that you are creating the game for. However, you need to realize that most video games are universal and can be played by a person of any age.
One aspect which should guide you in the choice of a good game is the category of the game. Are you creating a sports game, car racing game, flight simulation or a strategy game? You need to ensure that you clearly define this step in order to know the best design that you will create for the game.
Also the graphics that you use need to be supported by most modern computers and graphic cards. You need to ensure that you are at par with technology and that you do not develop something which is outdated. Do your own research and find the best technology which is popular with gamers. For instance, today, it is best to develop a game in 3D as it is the latest technology in gaming.
Other aspects about the developments that you will have to worry about will include the pixels size that you intend to use, the colors of the environments and the gaming character, and also the style that you want to create the characters e.g indie styles, retro style etc.