How to Create Video Games with a Group of People (Kids and Teens)

Have you ever wanted to make a game and your friends have too? If you have this is a great way to start!

Steps

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    Start Planning. You will need to find out:
    • Price of a Gaming Laptop or Desktop
    • Software you want to use
    • How many people in the group
    • Ways to raise money
    • What type of game you want to make. These are just some ideas of what you might need. You may need a lot more.
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    Start Raising Money. this is also a VERY important step as well as planning. Discuss these ideas with your friends and have like a graph to see how well the profits are going.
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    Buy ALL the equipment you need. Now that you have raised enough money, its time to buy the items you placed in your planning. Download all the software you'll need as well.
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    Organize jobs. Now that everything is ready give your workers and yourself of what job your going to do. These jobs are what you need:
    • Programmer/debugger (need to learn coding)
    • Game Design
    • Game testing/Bug searcher
    • Advertiser
    • You-tuber (optional. Just makes the game more popular)
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    Start working! Now follow what you did in your planning! This is the slowest part of making a game. This can take from 2-4 weeks to 2-4 months. The longer you spend the better it will be (usually, unless your just wasting time or not working enough).
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    Search for bugs. Just about all games will have bugs (not pong or any REALLY basic games). This can be really fun or really boring.
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    Release your game! Now is the time you can release your game! Release it to the world or make it private to some people.
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    Create advertisements. Depending on what your game is, depends on how much money you'll earn from the game. You can also put ads in your game and the developers have to pay you.
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    Create Websites. Make a website, a wiki, forums and anything else!
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    Enjoy!

Tips

  • Enjoy your game!
  • Try to raise more money than you need as you'll have some spare.
  • have regular meetings with your friends to keep track of things.
  • Never give up! If you give up you'll never succeed.
  • Think of a name for your group. When you've released your game people/groups/company's that made the game, e.g. Bungie, 343, Mojang, Supercell, and Chillingo just to name a few
  • Keep raising money even after you've started making your game. This helps to keep ads going, websites up, et cetera.
  • Your game should be:Action, FPS, MMO, MMORPG, simulator, et cetera.

Warnings

  • Your first game won't be the best
  • This WILL take a long time.
  • Make sure you and your team members are all on the same page before you code or change something in the game. Also make sure your team members are working together and communicating. Otherwise, your game will fall apart.

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Categories: Video Game Creation | Youth