The Key Elements of Great Games

The Key Elements of Great Games

Considerations When Creating A Game App

You have an idea for smart phone game app, checked the market and done researched for similar ideas, have made legal inquiries and decided to create the app. And while you may be wanting to pursue patent for the game that you are creating, it could be prudent to pay for a patent search in order to be sure that you not infringe other developer’s patent.

You can develop your game concept further by creating a story board. In this matter, you should measure the dimension of your smart phone together with its screen size and make use of a graphics program or manually creating a visual replica of it. Keeping this visual replica true to its size, it can help a lot in visualizing how the application may work.

You need to play with the logic of your game by creating a sequence of imaginary screens on the replica. And if you make a screen for every page, you will be able to turn each page to see how things flow. This basic exercise can help in finding problems like lack of tension or drama, repetitiveness and helping to work through its logic. Aside from that, you have to consider the game’s graphics because aside from the story and logic of your game, the graphics is what luring people to play it.

You’ll need to find a program who is going to program the codes for the game and get quotations from them at some point. You can use a local company’s service in regards to this matter. Freelancers who offer their service have earned ratings from previous clients which can give you useful guidelines.

They payment arrangement is another consideration that you need to make like for example, you should know if you will pay the programmer on hourly basis or according to the set milestone or upon the completion of the job. To put it simply, will you be paying when the project is done or per hours of work completed? In the latter, it may be hard to control the costs and provide small incentives for quick completion of the job. On the other hand, it is hard as well to have accurate quotation and underestimated quote can potentially lead to rushing of the job.

In relation to the graphics department, it is important to know if your chosen programmer can create graphics themselves or will they be working with others? Say that you have specific ideas with regards to the look of your game, then be sure to provide samples of the same graphics to be sure that everyone’s on the same boat.

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