In-Depth Blog Post #1: A New Beginning
Ever since I picked up the DS that I got for Christmas years ago, gaming has been a major part of my life. However, I took them for granted much of the time, not realizing how much time and effort is poured into each and every game I have seen, played, and enjoyed. The main reason for doing this project is to experience the workload of creating a functional game firsthand, and to then be able to appreciate what game designers and coders do. By specifically pursuing 2D Android games, I will be able to understand the type of work that goes into these games, without being too hard for me. In addition, the games will need to use assets to function as a game, and since I cannot take images, sounds or music from the internet, I will make my own, making this a project to additionally strengthen my drawing skills, composition skills, and most importantly, my creativity. The final reason I want to code games is for myself, and my friends. I want to be able to not only code a game one time to enjoy for myself and others, but many times, reapplying the skills I have learned from this experience to have fun! So, my reasons for wanting to do this project are to learn a new skill/coding language, build an appreciation for the effort it takes to develop apps and games, as well as hone my art, music, and creativity, all while having something to take pride in.
In-Depth looks promising this year, and I am excited to get back into one of the highlights of TALONS! Let’s jump right into it!