2.1 the Basic Games Development Cycle

It’s likely that if you’re reading this book, you may have already been through one or two game development cycles. Now that our industry has become a bit more mature, it’s likely that many of you have been through five complete cycles or more. And a rare number of you may have game credits in the double digits. So you might know the basic framework of a development cycle these days. On the other hand, our industry is still fairly immature, and terminology and procedure differ even between established publishers. So we’re going to discuss a simplified version of a production cycle as a way of setting ...

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