The Top 5 Mistakes New Game Developers Make
In this blog post, we'll discuss the top 5 mistakes that new game developers make and how to avoid them. As a new game developer, it's easy to get caught up in the excitement of creating your first game. However, it's important to be aware of common mistakes that new game developers make in order to avoid them.
Not testing your game enough. One of the most common mistakes new game developers make is not testing their game enough. It's important to test your game and conduct playtests frequently, and on a variety of different devices, to ensure that it works properly and that there are no bugs. Make sure to get feedback from a variety of people, including other game developers, to get a better sense of how your game is performing.
Not having a clear vision for your game. Another common mistake that new game developers make is not having a clear vision for their game. Before you start developing your game, make sure that you have a clear idea of what you want your game to be, and what you want it to achieve. This will help you stay focused and on track throughout the development process.
Not taking your budget & resources into account. You should take your budget & resources into account when planning your game, as it can limit the scope of your game. Don't forget - "time is money" and one of the most valuable resources you have as an indie studio/developer. Under-estimation of your resources can harm your goal of bringing your game vision to life. Before you start developing your game, make sure that you are aware of your resources and budget and that you are aware of the costs associated with game development.
Not seeking help when needed. New game developers often make the mistake of not seeking help when they need it. Whether it's help with coding, art, or design, don't be afraid to ask for help from more experienced game developers. They can provide valuable insights and advice that can help you improve your game. Just a few examples of helpful resources:
Not considering the player experience and UX. Finally, one of the most common mistakes that new game developers make is not considering the player experience. Make sure that your game is easy to understand and use, and that it provides a fun and engaging experience for players. This will help increase player retention and make your game more successful.
In conclusion, by being aware of these common mistakes and taking steps to avoid them, you can increase your chances of success and create a better game. Remember to test your game frequently, have a clear vision, know your resources, seek help when needed, and consider the player experience. Good luck! (: