Let me start by saying that I’m a perfectionist at heart. It has it’s pros and it’s cons, but most certainly many, many pros when it comes to creating ideas and executing them to the fullest. I’ve grown up playing videogames. I’ve played the majority of the games out there. I give any type of game a chance. This has helped me understand what people like about certain types of games and what makes a game worthwhile in any type of way. I’m very diverse and open minded. I personally feel that I have an enormous amount potential to make great games, but life has made this dream stay a dream, so far. It truly is a gift to be able to create and bring to life what you envision in your mind, but I feel as if it’s way too hard to essentially get started on the actual path of the creation of one’s game idea (just like so many other things in life, unfortunately). It’s a tight-knit industry, and people have worked very hard to get to the point they’re at in it, so it is indeed a challenge to get one’s game idea developed and into the public’s hands. Thankfully, Epic Games has made it drastically easier for the public to make a game of their desires, but this is still a great challenge due to time, money, and life in general as society is today. Even with a truly revolutionary game idea, it’s still nearly impossible for the common man to get a game developed without a ton of money, a great amount of experience in various fields, and sheer dedication. In this type of situation you must work smarter, not harder if you want to avoid 1, maybe 2, of those 3 requirements. First and foremost, a ton of money. Let’s be real. Most of us do not have that kind of money to realistically get any type of development to happen. Second, great knowledge of game development. A lot of us are struggling just to keep a roof over our heads and food in our mouths, so going to school or doing home research/hands on can seem impossible to pursue this as a career or even a side project/hobby, which in turn makes the dream seem hopeless. So here’s the big question… Is there a solution?! There’s always a solution. Keep your eye on the prize and don’t live and think the way society wants you to. Grow some balls and do what you gotta do in order to make your dream become a reality!
Here’s my solution… Get creative and simply create, present, repeat. Repeat until you have enough following, impact on the public, and vision of the game to eventually take it to public funding. This entails creating environments, assets, lore scripts, pages of character detail, weapon detail, etc… Basically, anything and everything to try and get your game idea envisioned by the public. You can even find images on google for examples, ask freelancer artists to do a little work for a little money so you can really get your point across. It may require a little bit of spending over time to buy assets and so forth, and potentially a great deal of time before it makes a big enough of an impact to make **** happen, but if the idea is truly good enough and the plan of execution is valid, there are most certainly devs out there that are willing to come on board via royalties. The vision and intelligence behind the idea must be entirely true, or else people will not want to join forces with you. It’s an ambitious strategy in many different ways, but if one truly does have that revolutionary great game idea, can portray a great amount of detail of how things will function, look, etc., and a massive amount of dedication, people will most definitely want to see it be made. People will pay for it to be made.
It’s time for me to go pick up the kids, but I really hope that I can get some good feedback regarding this post. This is what I will be doing for my game idea in my spare time if the feedback is positive. I’ll be back in a few to discuss this topic! I appreciate everyone’s time!