Designing games for the iPad has been a challenge for designers, says designer and game designer Ben Thompson.
“I have a game I’m developing, I want to show people, and then I have to figure out how to get it to work on an iPad.”
I’ve had to learn a lot, which is not a bad thing, because there’s a lot to learn.
Designing games on an iOS device is different to designing games for a PC or other handheld device. “
There’s a really good community of game designers, but it’s still a really new field and it’s a very competitive field.”
Designing games on an iOS device is different to designing games for a PC or other handheld device.
Instead, designers must use a combination of elements and technologies to make games that work on mobile devices.
This involves creating graphics, sounds, animations and a whole host of other elements, including sound effects and character design.
“You’re trying to figure how to create an experience that works for your game, because that’s really the essence of game design,” Mr Thompson said.
“What I’m doing is trying to do that on a mobile device, so that the user gets what they want.
If you can’t get it on a tablet, then the player can’t play the game, so you need to make sure the user’s happy.”
For example, one of the challenges for designers is how to communicate with players in a way that is intuitive to the user.
“That’s really what makes it really challenging,” he says.
You’ve got a lot of elements, but you’ve got this whole interface and this whole game world, and you’ve gotta make sure that the interface is easy to understand.””
You’ve got to think about how you’re going to communicate that to the player.
You’ve got a lot of elements, but you’ve got this whole interface and this whole game world, and you’ve gotta make sure that the interface is easy to understand.”
It’s very challenging, and it means you need an understanding of how a game engine works, how to understand the controls, how do you create animations and stuff like that, but then you also need to figure that out on the iPad.
The Book of Dead, if you look at the design, it’s the same game. “
I’m working on a game called The Book of Death, which I’m creating for iOS,” he explained.
“The Book of Dead, if you look at the design, it’s the same game.
It’s a book where the player’s character is going to die.”
So, I’ve got all these animations and I’m just trying to put all of that into one game, which then becomes a game.
“But I’m not done yet.
I’m going to do some things that I’ve never done before.”