How to create video games.
Have you ever thought…
all contents of video games are created abruptly?
Not all rules have established at once!
For example, soccer.
At first, the game “Soccer” was
just kicking a ball by using player’s feet.
Then, it changed to shoot a
ball into the goal.
Furthermore, the number of players have determined, and
each player’s position have created.
“Goalkeeper” and “throwing in” system are framed.
Gradually, the game turned into as current sports “Soccer”.
Same as above soccer, video games are created by the
construction of ideas. Piece by piece, bit by bit.
Imaging its game play when adapting into video games.
All contents of Pokemon are not created abruptly!
Let see some examples from Pokemon.
1: Pokemon are walking on grassy areas.
You may catch them once it came out from the grass.
Once it’s caught, its yours.
2: Your Pokemon can be traded with your friends!
3: Battling with other Pokemon makes your Pokemon more tougher.
Once it reaches to the certain level, Pokemon can
- learn new moves!
- get more stronger!
4: You can battle with Pokemon Trainers appear in the game.
But, their Pokemon can’t be caught.
This makes Pokemon Trainer could carry strong and/or
5: You can catch Pokemon as much as you want.
However, you can carry them up to six Pokemon.
Above are the images of rule creating.
*In the beginning, majority of elements, such as…
“Pokedex”, “Pokemon types”, “fishing”, and
“trading with your friends” were not included.
Listing up the rules of dodgeball can’t image
its game play 100% completely.
When creating video games, it is important to
check the game contents while developing.
Therefore, the video game project may or may not
proceed as it planned initially.
Not like building bridges and constructing roads.
It’s quite difficult, but satisfying.
And here’s extra!
I had an interview with IGN about
Pokemon Platinum North American version.
It’s on the webpage of IGN.com!
On current issue of Nintendo Power magazine,
three pages are spared for interview article! Wow!
*Sorry, this article can be read on magazine only.
Also, website of Pokemon Platinum
North American version opened!