Games are fun activities that we play! They challenge us and make us cooperate and compete to reach the goal. Some games you play to get the highest score, while others you play to experience a story.
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Games come in all sorts of dimensions and genres. What kind of Games do you like to play?
Every game project has writing, art, programming, sound and design. If the game is being made by a group of people, or a team, the work will be split up!
Some of the professional roles in game development are: Writer, Designer, Programmer, Artist, and Musician. Each job is super important to making the game fun!
The Writer plots out a compelling story and gives characters exciting and emotional words to say. She is in charge of dialogue, naming characters, fixing plot-holes, and more.
The Artist draws colorful environments, characters, and costumes. They then animate the characters to bring it to life.
The Designer creates challenging levels and puzzles for the players to solve.
The Programmer writes code and connects together all the work of the team.
The Musician composes the musical themes and creates sound effects.
The Tester tries to play the game in unconventional ways, double checking to make sure everything is working as intended.
Which area of game development are you interested in? Explore the different areas through these exercises.
Let's break down a game into its atomic parts. Each game needs:
Rule: RED jumps when Space is pressed.
Rule: RED can shoot sparkles.
Goal: Collect all the coins.
Goal: Open the Locked Door.
Heroine: RED is the player-controlled character.
Obstacles: The level has difficult jumps.
Enemies: Robot Cats
In order to make your own game, you will need a computer and a lot of dedication and hard work!