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Game Development Project Management/Concept
Game DevelopmentPROJECT MANAGEMENT/CONCEPTOVERVIEWS
CreatingaGAMECONCEPT The Game ConceptGame concept idea is the central piece for developmentof a game.CONCEPT, THINKDIFFERENTLY….Problems in game development arise during:Assessing the ideaDeciding on the feasibility of the ideaPresenting the concept to the publisher
Inspiration- Where to get ideas.Synthesis- Combining ideasResonance- Creating synergy fromideasConvergence- Finishing the conceptThe idea is the single mostpersistent entity in the gamedevelopment cycle. The four phasesof developing the game idea are:GAME IDEA having the game idea
Give your idea wheels.ScrutinizeDevil in DetailsDraftThe TREATMENT
» GenreAction, Adventure, Sim, Strategy?STYLEFirst Person Shooter maybe ?
»Created mostly by player ?Some ConstraintsPlotHow much story does yourGame need ?
»Characters,…ENHANCE GAMECharacterSometimes you are thecharacter?
»A tragic Love Story,…Dramatic tale of rescueTHEMEWill Bob ever get hisLoafer back ? Are DreamsReal, is murder justifiedsometimes
Some O B J E C T I V E STasks to define before Production PhaseSteps inSteps increating Gamecreating Gameideaidea1 PAGE PITCH1 PAGE PITCHcreationcreationSteps to createSteps to createGameGameTreatmentTreatment
Creative Road MapRoad MapCREATIVITYCREATIVITY C R A F TC R A F T TechniqueTechnique
Game StagesGame StagesConceptConcept STRUCTURESTRUCTURE DESIGNDESIGN
What about the SHAPING the IDEADramatic effectStyle, plot character, setting, theme.
SWOT AnalysisSWOT analysis is used to determine the strengthsand weakness of a team.StrengthsAdvantagesWhat resources do you have?WeaknessesWhat do you think can be improved?What resources and experiences do you lack?
Features of PC’sPC’s & CONSOLESContinual evolution and improvementRecommended specificationAim for a cutting edge game: new owners buy most gamesAim for a low specification gameDifferentiate between PC & Console Development
Features of CONSOLEPC’s & CONSOLESStepwise evolutionFixed specification