Making a game on ROBLOX can seem like an impossible task to someone who is new. Fortunately, the process is actually a lot easier than you think, and in this weeks DevBlogs weekly post, we will be going on the first step in creating a game. Coming up with a good game idea.
Get your idea
This will either be the easiest, or hardest part of the planning phase. Coming up with a creative game idea can be challenging, but it is the most important part. The best thing you can do is come up with an idea that is original, and something that will be interesting to a wide variety of age groups and player types. This will help your game grow, as it helps eliminate the competition aspect that you would get if you simply took someone else's idea and made a game from that. If you decide to use someone else's idea as a template, that is alright too. Make sure you don't copy their game, as your game should still be unique.
Decide your Approach
Are you going to build your game alone? Do you have a development team? These are question that you should answer before you start working. Working alone can be less stressful, but it can be limiting. There aren't many developers out there who are good at scripting, building and graphics. Depending on the scale of your project, working with a small or large team of a mixed team of artists, scripters and builders can be the more successful route.
After you get your front page game idea, you will need to sit down and write out a plan. The plan doesn't need to be in depth, but you should make sure you cover the big sections that need to be addressed. For example, if I was making a Restaurant Tycoon, I would need to write a plan that looks like this:
Most Important Thing
Make sure you choose a game genre that you like! If a developer is dedicated to a project, they will be able to create really nice games, and it will show in their work. Players will notice if you put the effort in to your game!