10 Best Tips on Creating a Really Good Game

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Tutorial written by RdoxiOriginally published on 5th, May 2014

Sorry for my english, I'm ukranian.

1 - Behave like professional. If you are making games for big stores, like Steam (I have tutorial about that, go check it out), you should do it professionaly. Sharp corner or bug? Character behaves strangely? Game is foolish? DESTROY! Make your games like you make cookies for your mother - with love. Attention! Your game is not edible. If even game looks foolish, make it a style.

2 - You can do that! You write your menu plan with awesome GFX, but open Construct and think: "nope, Construct is not able of doing that". Rethink it. Construct does not make games, YOU make them. I am real programmer, and I have seen how impossible ideas came true. Another thing: you need to fight your lazyness.

Now, from theory to facts.

3 - don't miss 'System' expressions:And a lot more...

There are loads of awesome math, random, complex and other formulas that can help. Never miss them.

4 - Sort everything. If something in your project is lost - it can be realy big problem.Sort

ALWAYS USE: object folders, event groups, variable groups - these can save your project. Always name them properly. And always name variables properly.

5 - Use 'Function' object to easen you life.

6 - Be creative. Do not use other's creations. Use custom fonts: Construct supports any TrueType Fonts. (.ttf) Use only your own music.

7 - From the beginning of project try to make ALL control types avaliable.

8 - Psst!.. You can also make programms, websites, videos and lots of other stuff using Construct!..Vae Victis logo

9 - Enjoy creating with your friends - animators, musicians, scripwriters.

10 - The last one - practice, practice, practice. You will not make good game, if you are not experienced.

Sorry for shortness.

"The truth will always be hidden, unless you create truth" - whoever it was (me)

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Sprock3t 1,098 rep

Awesome job nicely done and thanks for doing this :)

Monday, May 05, 2014 at 5:51:26 PM
AbelaNET 14.9k rep

Thanks for sharing. I strongly agree with point no.1.

Monday, May 05, 2014 at 7:51:11 PM
thehorseman007 14.8k rep

what a mind opener , yes you are 100% right , it's all about us and nothing else if we want we can make games else just watch them made in dreams everyday. Nice Thx for sharing.

Monday, May 05, 2014 at 9:09:10 PM
29041982 5,567 rep

practice, practice, practice <--- this words remind me of greatest basketball player Allen Iverson word's.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 7:52:30 AM
Lordshiva1948 44.3k rep

Thanks for sharing

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 9:07:17 AM
K969 1,533 rep

Thanks for that.

Games should be made for the love of creativity first, not profit ;o)

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 at 12:07:05 PM
smsanthosh 2,455 rep

Good ,,, Sharing and caring...

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 5:49:56 AM
assal0le 3,366 rep

Number TWO is always my problem..

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at 12:53:32 PM
Plaoo 1,015 rep

"Make your games like you make cookies for your mother - with love." <-- the truth!!

Thursday, May 08, 2014 at 10:37:23 AM
iceangel 33.5k rep

Thanks for sharing.

Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 9:53:43 AM
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Monday, June 16, 2014 at 6:53:21 AM
Madrasmadnes 2,537 rep

That was really useful. Thanks for making this tut.

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 5:33:54 PM
beardedeagle 2,020 rep

Good information!

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 at 8:10:21 PM
jeddyjeddy 1,932 rep

thank you so much for the motivation, it really helped a lot

Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 5:20:43 PM
KoolEcky 16.3k rep

@Rdoxi. Good points there.

Sunday, November 06, 2016 at 1:59:23 AM

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