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VIDEO GAME DESIGN


Sometimes we dive into fun without actually giving a precise meaning as to what really it is. But who cares! Video games are fun, so will there be any real reason for a definite definition. Or is there? Well, it should b‘cos the true essence and purpose of life fully presents its self when it is defined, b‘cos what we fail to demark ends up defining us (and trust me you wouldn’t want that).
So, to the main topic. How does it all happen? What entails the creation of a good video game? What process is applied to make a whole fun-filled package? First let’s define this act of game play: Video game design can be said to be “a computer based apparatus that utilize the core systematic approach
in a specific composition of a particular visual content guideline, to bring into existence some interesting visual characters using a guided storyline”.   
Now , if you can understand the word combinations on the this definition “ a computer based apparatus’’; this means that in the act of designing a video game ,the involvement of computers tech. cannot be overruled, and also the synergy between some mirage of softwares is highly essential. Secondly, the definition says “core systematic approach in a specific composition’’. This signifies the orderly manner at which the video game coordinates should follow (more like a rule or guideline) that produces a well designed or written (in programming language) video game software.


THE SYSTEMATIC APPROACHES TO DESIGNING A VIDEO GAME.

·         PRELIMINARY DESIGN- This has to do with the concept of the proposed gameplay. It creates an understanding from the experience, reasoning and imagination of the designer. It generalizes a particular set of instance or occurrence through a recorded manifestation in a more concise explanation; it sets the story and theme for the proposed game.

·         SYSTEMATIC DESIGN- This stage involves enabling the player understand the rules and principles that provide direction to an action or behavior of the game. This includes the life span of the character, the direction , the combo moves, the functional motion of other characters e.t.c


·         GAME INSCRIPTION – This involves the literary presentation of the elements that should be included in the game, such as text, voice deed and sometimes Emojis. It triggers the emotion of the player. So if you are so in love with a particular game, that means who ever programmed the game inscription did a very good job.

·         BASE DESIGN – This i call the ‘’stunt’’ of video game designing. It is the construction of different structures, forms, shapes, and bodily proportions. Examples of this are the Hills, Forest, plain grounds, wadi, valley and Rivers in your action advanture games. A designer can use some design instruments like contrast, color, or spacing to direct the player in a specified direction (in most cases give the player a false impression) for fun driven purposes.


·         COMMUNICATION DESIGN - This is a design given to the proposed game to enable it interact with players; a feedback module. Example of these are the menu bar, the player life bar, the pause button , weapon synchronizer e.t.c.
This blend into the mechanical programming of the game. It also has the power to keep the player going by feeding him instructional information about his adventure or leaves him to wallow in ignorance and confusion. Either ways, these choices has sure has an in-depth effect on the player. Imagine being left stranded on a particular adventurous path in interesting action warfare? I had be frustrated myself you know!

  • ·         SOUND DESIGN – This requires the inclusion of audio effects like tunes, voices and sometimes music. Though some of the players prefer playing in total silence, while for some, the sound it the rave.

At the end of each video game design, the designers take the responsibility of making sure the game maintains an unvarying quality. But this according to professional, are more difficult under critical circumstances, as the entire grew may begin to lose concentration of the purpose of the particular game.
Video games design is the beautiful part of the computerized crafting process of creating or inventing a fun filled package that trills its audience in an overwhelmed sensation. The act of video game design must not be just an occupation or a craft of creating a salable product, but rather be a purpose of redemption to the players psych.   




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