You have been playing games on your mobile devices or on the console and now you want to know what it takes to be a game developer. Besides, you have this awesome idea for a game and now you want to learn game development in order to bring your ideas to life. In this article, I will share with you what it takes to be a game developer, the benefits of game development and where you can deploy your creation. But before we go too far here is a video of awesome games that will inspire you to create your own and if you like what you see I have provided the links to where you can find them so you can play and learn.
Benefits of learning game development
Game development offers you an opportunity to express yourself and demonstrate your creativity and imagination. Think of the creators of Angry Birds and how they exposed us to an odd world where the good birds are in an epic battle against the evil pigs. Thus, game development gives you an opportunity to share your ideas with the world.
Of course, there is money to be made from video games, lots of money! You have probably heard of all the success stories about those who have succeeded in building franchises around their games all this is possible because they developed the game in the first place.
Game development is a skill that easily translates into a trade. You can get employed to help in game development. Most people might have an idea but lack the skills to bring those ideas to life and that is where you will come in. Other than employment, you can always employ yourself and distribute your games independently through the many different marketplaces. By the way, the games covered in the video are all indie games meaning the developers worked in their individual capacity to build what you play. It will be awesome once you join the thriving community as a developer and work together to produce better games for the world.
What it takes
You will need to learn some computer languages in order to code games for the different platforms. C, C+, Java, Actionscript are among some of the languages you will need to understand.
There are plenty of game development tutorials online that will help you learn these languages and even show you how to work with the engines and you will be able to make playable games in no time. You also don’t have to learn all the languages because you can use a single language to create the game you want for different platforms and still ensure compatibility across them.
Once your game is complete you can monetize it in a variety of ways but first things first you will need to distribute your games and that is possible through the different marketplaces including Google play, Apple store, Steam among others.
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