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29th February, 2008 at 05:51:56 -

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2nd March, 2008 at 21:24:29 -

At work, we first build the engine, then graphics, but not final graphics, mostly place holders. Then once the engine is near final, we make the game pretty. Knowing that, that's how I've been building my game.

1.Engine
2.Levels/Temp Graphics
3.Graphics/Music
4.Story Events
5.Cutscenes

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2nd March, 2008 at 21:31:45 -

I usually use the default diamond to work with a few basic things I'll need with the game engine.
Then I work on place holder graphics such as filled outlines for the actual objects.
Then I use those to farther work on the engine.
After I've got a somewhat solid engine set up, I'll work on the graphics.
From this point on, I'll just bounce back and forth between graphics and engine.
Once I'm happy with graphics and engine, then I'll start working on level design. This does not include test "levels" I make though, to test for bugs or exploits in my engine against various types of level design.

 
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2nd March, 2008 at 21:57:54 -


Originally Posted by Newt
At work, we first build the engine, then graphics, but not final graphics, mostly place holders. Then once the engine is near final, we make the game pretty. Knowing that, that's how I've been building my game.

1.Engine
2.Levels/Temp Graphics
3.Graphics/Music
4.Story Events
5.Cutscenes

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omg hi newt!

that might be the best way if you're working from a design.
However if you make game on the fly (like me) then there is no order. It sort of starts out like that but with an awful lot of tweaking and adding things to it before the cut scenes and such.

 
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2nd March, 2008 at 22:11:12 -

My plan goes like this:

1)Game concept
2)Rough sketches
3)Level design
4)Panic
5)Make a few levels
6)Realize how crap they are and scrap them
7)Burn eyes open with a glue-gun and then nail my feet to the floor so there is no escape
Finish levels
9)Scrap those
10)Levels again
11)Finish levels
12)Work on boss levels
13)Scrap, make, repeat
14)Pull my feet out of the floorboards and then re-nail them.
15)Eat something
16)Void bowels
17)Do title screens, openings, finishings, and so forth
1Look at the finished product, vomit, and release the evil upon the virgin-strewn wasteland that is the internets.

 
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2nd March, 2008 at 22:40:50 -

Hello AndyUK! Long time no "see"

 
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3rd March, 2008 at 01:21:17 -

Pff you guys went into heaps of detail... Fine then:

1) Idea written in notepad
2) HUD
3) Menu's
4) Movement System
5) Attacks
6) Whatever comes next
7) Graphics (by me or artist) and goto 6 until engine is done
Debug for a while
9) Add little bits in
10) Level designs
11) Cutscenes
12) Enemy Designs
13) Bosses
14) Clean Up
15) Cry because no-one likes the game.

 
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3rd March, 2008 at 06:30:28 -

the devils in the detail!

- have an idea (in recent times; Sam 2)
- whilst working on said idea I'll get a better one (Tormunk)
- original design doc
- using placeholder graphics whip up the engine and physics base
- rustle up a story, do concept art and "quotes" for such. Establishing the essence of the game.
- construct a few levels and story telling media to see if idea works. (if yes- move on. if no- go back a step)
- start at the beginning of the game!
*- update the engine to accomondate new features or enemies.
- Work on music.
- graphics phase 1.
- refer back and update the design doc without losing the essense of the game.
- make more levels!

Repeat from *.

 
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3rd March, 2008 at 19:44:14 -

I most of the time draw the main character and do the engine. Some times i do menus before the level desgin.

 
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4th March, 2008 at 04:54:36 -

- Idea (many brilliant ones)
- Story if its a joint project
- Engine (many brilliant ideas fail here)
- Story if its an individual project
- Graphics (most brilliant ideas fail here)
- Menus, credits etc.
- Release game

 
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6th March, 2008 at 00:58:43 -

LOL.

1. Game concept design.
2. Engine design.
3. Data searching for engine design.
4. New engine design.
5. Engine coding.
6. Editor coding.
7. A lot of swearing and angry posts at TDC because my engine coding is un-editorable.
8. Goto (2), if it reaches (4) again, compress folder and toss it somewhere.

 
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6th March, 2008 at 01:44:59 -

10 Make Engine
20 Write Storyline
30 Sing Theme Song
40 Make one level
50 Abandon game
60 GOTO 10

 

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6th March, 2008 at 07:00:29 -

step 1 - rip a game from another site
step 2 - post on TDC
step 3 - profit
step 4 -
step 5 - profit

<.< >.> "shh..."

 
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6th March, 2008 at 08:41:24 -

1-think up an idea
2-make an engine and fiddle with it
3-Get annoyed that it wonít work and think maybe itís not such a good idea after all
4-Finally get it working
5-Draw some characters with rubbish animation
6-write a story if there is one
7-Sketch some level designs on paper
8-design them in the game
9-get annoyed at all the bugs
10-give up and leave the game for two months
11-give it another go and finish it
12- make a title screen and credits sequence which consists of a million different things all ending with Ď by Craig Taití
13- Have a proper play through of the game and notice lots of bugs
14-fix bugs while creating new onesÖthen fix them
15-If I think itís good enough, post game on the daily click.
16-crap myself waiting to see what people think of it!

 
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