Want to make your own video game? It might seem impossible, but it can actually be done more easily than you might think. These steps will teach you how to make your own game to send to a studio, or how to make your game from start to finish.
If you'd prefer to actually make the game yourself, then you needn't fret about coding, programming and designing knowledge- or a good animation studio. All you need is creativity and patience, as well as the will to live after twenty hours of playing the same level non-stop.
Create a plot for the video game. It's suggested that you write the story that goes with the video game.
Make sure that the plot for the story is not a direct copy off of another video game. Plagiarism is illegal and can result in serious penalties.
Check with friends and family to see if this actually would be a good story. Have somebody proof read it for you too. This is the suggested way to go about it, but sometimes one needs solitary confinement to a room and total isolation as well as keeping everything a secret. People who are excited about playing usually have little or no idea about what is going to happen, so unless they work with you on the game, don't reveal the story and plot.
Start drawing concept art for the game like characters and all aspects. You could use Photoshop for this as Photoshop is the standard program for many game-design companies. However, free -and share - -ware is also good, such as Gimp.
Learn basic things with commands in any programming language. The easiest is BASIC, going up to the real hard-core stuff that is used everywhere in games, C++. You shouldn't need too much, but know the fundamentals of the language that your software uses - many use C++, C and C#.
Download good software. A good game starts with good software. Unless you're a genius with programming, then don't make your own like companies do. Some good and free software include 001, Python, RPG MAKER 2003, Game Maker, Unity 3d, and O.H.R.RPG.C.E (Official Hamster Republic RPG).
Make some additional graphics if this project is big. If not, most software and game engines come with pre-built graphics. They may not look good but it's still a game.
Make the game.