Video gaming is one of the largest industries on the planet right now. People want to play all sorts of games from all kinds of places. They also have some of the best tools ever to make such entertainment. If there were ever a time to want to produce your own game, now would be it. But video games are massive projects. How would one even get started?
The first step would be to choose an engine. Unity is ideal for this, as it is free to use so long as the studio has not made $100,000 in the previous 12 months. It has produced indie gems like Cuphead, Hollow Knight, and Escape from Tarkov. There are others, like Unreal Engine and RPGMaker, but Unity is where it’s at.
Then it would be best if you had an idea. A prospect that will get people interested. Usually, this is a story beat, but can also be exciting gameplay mechanics. It should stay measured. Many indies have suffered for aiming too high at the start. Getting familiar with the tools of the engine first is crucial. You can’t make it great if you don’t know what you are doing.
Once everything is understood, you know the art direction, atmosphere, music, and gameplay beats that you want, then the game creation and production process can truly shine.