Game Development: Getting Started
Posted by Rae Redford on Feb 2, 2013
Game DevelopmentI’ve been in on the starting stages of 5 separate game titles, 3 for Facebook and 2 for mobile platforms. Three of those games never saw the public light of day, but the other two have. I’ve also been involved with content creation for a few other games. Let me tell you: It’s exciting! You feel like you have an entire world in front of you – one in which ANYTHING can happen! It’s like being a kid again, when your imagination was just as real as the world we live in, and dreams were sharp and vibrant and oh-so-possible. It’s exhilarating and frightening. There are so many ways to go, so many chances to make the wrong choice… or the right one! It’s another jump. So, how did we start?
Do Your HomeworkI’m so proud of the work and thought that went into ensuring we supported Preschool curriculum in Gummies Playground. We wanted to ensure that our educational experience was fun AND did something good – something we could be proud of. I think we succeeded. Once we had decided we were going to focus on a kids’ game, we started researching. Google Docs has been a huge help for us. We could simultaneously edit and comment and respond with everyone necessary without having to get face-to-face. I started with cognitive development milestones. Some Sites I Used (along with guidance from our Early Childhood Education expert).
- Web MD
- Publicly available information on the Head Start Curriculum