Dear future video game by [INSERT YOUR NAME HERE],
The best thing about gaming is making a game. As much as I love talking to other games when they’re all polished by a team of distant people with mysterious developing and publishing motives, I like to get down and dirty with a game that doesn’t even exist yet. I know it sounds difficult, but the reward is crazy good.
There are tons of free tools and awesome people that will help you be great. That’s why the Internet is magical. I made my first game with my best friend. We used GameMaker, made our own graphics, used royalty free music, and failed to distribute it because we suck (but I’m working on fixing that).
Although the conception of said game was made in response to a prompt for a college course, we spent a lot of time making it something we believed in. We are terribly sarcastic ladies, but we also sometimes hated how characters were portrayed in games. So we made a six-minute experience to joke around about how ridiculous we think some game characters are. For me, I wanted the game to make other games (or maybe their creators) think about what they were doing; I wanted to make them feel a little guilty for thinking that negative stereotype scripted characters were acceptable.
This topic may not be what your creator has in mind for you, but have faith. She has feelings, thoughts, and all sorts of cool new mechanics that can make you feel your own special way. It doesn’t matter if you’re a little slow or glitchy or short. You don’t have to be perfect because no game ever is really. Imperfection is what makes games feel real.
So what are you waiting for? Go be you.
Until next time,
P.S. Don’t forget to let me know how you’re doing! Stay connected, and it’s been a real pleasure.