Getting Started – How video games are made

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Playing video games is a popular pastime for people of all ages. So it’s easy to think video games are no more than simply electronic toys, and can be made with a few clicks of a mouse. But in reality, getting a game in the hands of consumers often times is a very long and tedious journey, that can take years from start to finish.

So how do they do it, how are games really developed?

Whether your looking to create a small indie game, a mobile game, or work with a big AAA game studio, the basic sequence of creating a game will remain pretty much the same, & falls into three stages:

  • Pre-production
  • production
  • Post-production

How video games are made – Pre-Production

Duration: 05:35 51

Whether your looking to create a small indie game, a mobile game, or work with a big game studio, the basic sequence of creating a game will remain pretty much the same, & falls into three stages Pre-production Production Post production  

How video games are made – Production

Duration: 06:10 37

         

How video games are made – Post-Production

Duration: 41

Contrary to popular belief, the game development process doesn’t end when the game is complete & released. Often times, during the post-production phase, several subsequent versions or patches might be released, that replace or improve upon the original game. A patch can be created & applied to fix software bugs or address performance  issues. However, two of the most important aspects of post production are; the postmortem & the closing kit.   Postmortem Learning from experience is the best ways […]
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