Games are the most important part of our life. Who doesn’t like to play games? I think all of them.. Whether you are a kid or grown up.
What would life be like if there is no source of social interaction like gaming?
Its one of the best form of interaction which forces people to think or visualize something different, beyond their imagination. Playing games directly affect your brain’s development. It makes you think out of the box and allows you to enter the virtual world.
It can change your brain. It increases your motor skills, memory, visual abilities, hand-eye coordination and keeps you active.
Sometimes playing more games can become addiction. And it has the power to affect you in the real world. Some researchers have found an increase of about 4% in gamers levels of aggression after playing violent games.
When I was a kid and got my first computer, the first thing I installed in my P3 machine was NFS2 and Mortal Kombat. And I used to spend hours and hours playing games daily, and sometimes skip my morning school.
After 2 years, I realised why shouldn’t I make my game, which everyone can play. Simple 2d game was my first target.
Then I did some research on game development. Have read various blogposts regarding game development.
But game development is one of the most difficult and complicated thing I have ever found. As it involves graphics, basic maths and physics.
As a beginner, I too had many questions around my mind such as,
– which platform to target?
– what programming language should I use?
– should I use game engine, or create my own?
– what library/tool should I use?
My target was to create simple 2d games first without using game engines.