How to Make a Video Game: The Best Game Development Solutions
Monday, 30 November 2020

While it might not seem so, creating a video game can be reasonably straightforward. Don’t expect yourself to make the next Anarchy Online in a few days, though. Even the famous Norwegian video game developer Funcom had to start somewhere.

Because there is so much free software available, you can go online and start making your own video game within a few hours. We spoke to expert Chris Haagensen, view his profile here, to give you a list of some of them and why we think they’re great.
 
 

The Software You

 
Some of the best software online is free to use, while others may require some payment. Companies such as Unity allow you to use their software for free to develop more sophisticated video games. Any online gambling house, or a company like Nettcasino in Norway, would use a developer like Playtech to make slots games.
 

Powerhouse Programs

 
When we speak of powerhouse programs, these teach you how to make video games that surpass all expectations. While it’s challenging, to say the least, the rewards are unimaginable.
 

Unity Engine

Thanks to the Unity engine, games such as Layers Of Fear still haunt our dreams. The Norwegian game developer Snowcastle Games set an example of the possibilities when they released Earthlock. The intuitive and easy-to-use interface allows for large projects to run smoothly and efficiently.
 
One of the best features of the Unity engine is its’ enormous asset library. Using built-in assets and having a store with quite a few free concepts, even newbies can learn how to develop.

Unreal Engine 4

If you make your own video game using Unreal Engine 4, odds are, you’re looking at a massive project. The Norwegian game developer Funcom used this engine to create Conan Exiles, one of the most incredible sandbox games on PC.
 
Many people prefer the Unreal Engine because of its Blueprint Visual Scripting system. Using visual representations of your code, you can create scripts without learning to code in C++.
 
We still think that one of the best things about the Unreal Engine is that Epic Games hands out free content packs every month.

Casual Software

Not all games need to be a replica of reality. Sometimes, simpler is better. A few open-source programs show you how to design a video game on a smaller scale. If you’d prefer making a 2D indie game, a program with lower requirements would probably be better.
 

RPGMaker

RPG Maker isn’t as heavy as Unity or Unreal Engine. When you make your own video game using RPG Maker, it’ll look like other RPG games. To the Moon was one of the few outstanding games developed using RPG Maker. While it’s perfect for making a unique version of original RPG’s, the knowledge you gain isn’t transferable to other platforms.
 
Because it works on a grid, you drag tiles from your asset box and drop them in the map to create. It’s possible to tie events to tiles, or you can choose a random encounter rate.
Everything is already set up for you to create an RPG. Because the engine has assets and plugins, you can create your video games using only the software’s resources.
 
 

Some Advice To Consider

 
If you’re going to learn how to make video games, you will need to learn a few things. There are also quite a few things that you’ll need to keep in mind.

Small Steps

Don’t try diving into a massive project with the expectations of creating the next World Of Warcraft. Start with small 2D projects that give you a better understanding of game mechanics and scripts. Once you have the hang of making a short game, move onto a more extensive project with more mechanics.

Have Your Hook

Remember, your game has to be unique. If you’re going to copy a game that already exists, people aren’t going to be interested in playing. Make something that grabs attention, and that’s unique.

Join a Community

One of the most important things to remember when you learn how to design a video game is that you can’t do it alone. Find an online group or forum with people that have experience in the field. Who knows, you might even meet your future development team.
 

Conclusion

 
Without gamers, developers wouldn’t exist. As with most things in life, if you don’t enjoy it, you won’t be very good. Learning how to make video games gives you a better understanding and appreciation for the games we play.
 
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