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What is Game Development
« on: October 14, 2008, 05:31:26 PM »
Game development is the process by which a game is produced. Today this term most commonly refers to the development of video games.

Development of video games is undertaken by a developer, which may be a single person or a large business. Typically, large-scale commercial games are created by development teams within a company specializing in computer or console games. A typical modern video game can cost from USD$1,000,000 to over $20,000,000 to develop.[1] Development is normally funded by a publisher. A contemporary game can take from one to three years to develop, though there are exceptions.


In the early era of home computers and video game consoles in the early 1980s, a single programmer could handle almost all the tasks of developing a game. However the development of a modern, commercially-viable video game involves a wide variety of skill-sets and support staff. As a result, entire teams are often required to work on a single project. A typical present-day development team usually includes:

    * One or more producers to oversee production
    * At least one game designer
    * Artists
    * Programmers
    * Level designers
    * Sound engineers (composers, and for sound effects and voice acting)
    * Testers

Some members of the team may handle more than one role. For example, the producer may also be the designer, or the lead programmer may also be the producer. However, while common in the early video game era, this is increasingly more uncommon now for professional games.

Often in bigger game companies the development team is overseen by managers such as art directors, technical directors and design directors. Directors work mainly as personnel managers and usually do not directly influence the product, but more to ensure that everyone in the team works coherently. Directors usually do resourcing but can also be considered people to consult with regarding various issues during game development.

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