Video Game development
Video game development is the process of creating a video game.
Development is undertaken by a game developer, which may range
from one person to a large business. Traditional commercial PC
and console games is normally funded by a publisher and take several
years to develop.
The first video games were developed in the 1960s, but required
mainframe computers and were not available to the general public.
Commercial game development began in the 1970s with the advent of
first generation video game consoles and home computers. Due to
low costs and low capabilities of computers, a lone programmer
could develop a full game. However, approaching the 21st century,
ever-increasing computer processing power and heightened consumer
expectations made it difficult for a single developer to produce
a mainstream console or PC game. The average cost of producing a
video game slowly rose from US$14 million in 2000 to over $5
million in 2006, then to over $20 million by 2010. Mainstream PC
and console games are generally developed in phases. First, in
pre-production, pitches, prototypes, and game design documents are written.
If the idea is approved and the developer receives funding, a full-scale
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Source from:www.gamecareerguide.com and www.wikipedia.org
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