What is game development?
Game development is the process of developing a game using various tools and softwares. The game development may involve an individual or a team of game developers. Game is the inseparable part of everyone’s life. Game gives you a level of satisfaction, accomplishment of goals, and excitement. The game industry has been on rise due to emerging interest of youth in it.
The most accessible game development software are Unity platform, Unreal Engine ,new online distribution systems such as Steam and Uplay. In India, the most popular mobile game development market is for Android and iOS devices.
Games are developed through software development process. Games are considered and developed as a creative element to generate profit. Game making is categorized in both arts and science field. Game development is normally funded by a publisher or owner.
Well-constructed games bring great profits in short span. However, it is important to evaluate a game’s financial requirements such as cost of development and special features.
Some myths about game developers
Responsibilities of a developer may include:
- Transform the code into a excited playable game
- Script the complex functions, events, and interactions
- Use physics rules to give it a real sense
- Developing and modifying graphics continuously
- Simulating artificial intelligence in every character
- Adding sound effects, special effects and voice support
- Implement the game logic and mechanics wherever needed
- Write code in such a manner that it should be specific to keyboard, mouse, or joysticks
- Creating a great User Interface for best possible experience
- Making it possible for players to compete the game and go for advance level
- Developing custom tools and more specific and attractive features
- Integrate code between platforms
- Implement algorithms, memory requirements and memory caching issues
- Identifying and fixing bugs during testing