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Beginning 3D Game Programming by Tom Miller

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Coming Up with the Game Idea

Everything that has ever been created started out as an idea, and games are no different. Game ideas can come from just about any source you can think of. Perhaps you saw another game that you enjoyed, but thought it would be so much better if it did something differently. Maybe you had a dream that would make the perfect game. Perhaps you realized two unrelated games could be combined to create the ultimate game. Wherever your inspiration comes from, you'll need to tap into that before you can start making your game.

Unfortunately, as no one has yet invented a mind-reading book, you'll have to trust my ideas for this game. I chose the games in this book for a variety of reasons, mainly concerning the level of development ...

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