People are drawn to game development for a variety of reasons. For some, it is a passion for creating interactive and immersive experiences that motivates them to enter the field. Others may be drawn to the creativity and technical challenge of designing and building games, or to the opportunity to work in an industry that is constantly evolving and pushing the boundaries of what is possible.
But like all fields, game development has its own difficulty. In this article, we will see the hardest part of game development for an Indie game developer.
Motivation to complete a game
According to the article on App inVentiv, 3,739 apps are added to the Play Store every day! But approximately there may be 20 unfinished games for each game published. And in most of the cases, the only reasons the games remain unpublished is because the developer lacks the motivation to complete the game.
Making a game is a slow process and can feel like you’re not making any progress for long periods of time. To feel motivated, it helps to see visible progress in the form of finished models in the game. This way, it appears that something is actually happening and moving forward.
Making Game Art
Making game art can be a challenging and demanding process, requiring both technical and creative skills. It involves creating assets such as characters, environments, and objects that are used in a game, and requires a deep understanding of 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, and animation techniques.
Creating game art also requires a good eye for design and the ability to work within the constraints of the game engine and hardware. The level of difficulty can vary depending on the scope and style of the game, as well as the experience and skill level of the artist.
Since most of the solo/Indie game developers are programmers, it’s very difficult for them to create a piece of art. No wonder the asset stores are so profitable.
Marketing is a challenging aspect of indie game development because it requires a significant investment of time, resources, and expertise. Indie game developers often have limited budgets and manpower, which can make it difficult to reach a large audience and compete with established game companies. Additionally, the gaming industry is highly competitive and crowded, with thousands of games released every year. This makes it difficult for indie games to stand out and get noticed, especially without a dedicated marketing team.
Moreover, the gaming industry is constantly evolving, and keeping up with the latest trends and technologies can be difficult for indie game developers. They may also struggle with understanding the target audience, identifying the most effective marketing channels, and creating compelling marketing content.
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