Level 2: Drawing Things

Having settled into your brand new office space, your fellow co-workers are starting to ask you some hairy questions—such as, “Can we see some of your work?” The problem is, so far we have nothing to show (don’t show them that “what number am I thinking of?” game, please). We don’t even have a logo. It’s important to have great game ideas—but ideas alone are not enough. We need to get them out of our head and onto the screen as soon as we can. Before we can run, we need to learn to walk. For us, that means displaying some simple graphics. We need to start drawing things.

The first thing to realize is that you can make a game with just about any technology that exists. The “how to make a game” list from the previous chapter ...

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