When you are about to start a new game, obviously the first thing you decide is the concept.
No matter whether you change it during the making of the game or not, I think we all start from the idea “hey, let’s make a game people will play this way”.
Then, when you have an idea of the kind of game you are going to make, you can start coding… or drawing… or looking for a music… or… how do you start a game?
I always started my games from the code… some boxes representing the objects and sprites, and then I tried to improve the graphics… but I always ended with games with poor graphics.
For my latest game, to be released within a week, I decided to start from the graphics.
So I looked for some cartoonish landscapes like this one:
And I started drawing something similar in Flash.
This is the result:
Actually the clouds are moving and the sun rays rotate, creating an interesting effect (I guess).
All in all, this will be my first game with appealing graphics, thanks to this new way to start making games.
Where do you use to start making your games?