VIDEO GAME DESIGN SOFTWARE
Have you ever thought about designing a video game? While it may initially be unrealistic to create an immersive 3D world like Skyrim or BioShock, you can experiment and create some impressive games on your own with the right software. The first step is to visualize the game by thinking about the game’s length and plot. The second step is to choose the right video game design software.
Video game design software will help you organize your thoughts and guide you through the game design process including character development and environmental design. There are many choices from free software to very expensive software designed for professional game designers. Some of the better
known free or inexpensive video game design software are YoYo GameMaker, Stencyl, Flixel, and Unity. (See Figure 3-12.)