You have a bright idea for a new game, but do not know how to implement it in development and design? We at ComputerButler Berlin will help you step by step through the game development process so you can really get started.
Our software developers in Berlin will first work out with you what kind of game it should be. You can choose between web-based mini-games, ?clone? games that are strongly oriented towards an existing successful game, or the conception of a completely new game.
We will then define the target group for your game in terms of age, gender, preferences and devices used. This is important in order to target exactly the right people for the game later on during marketing.
After that, the cost of the game will be calculated so that you can set up your budget. The cost overview must include the three main steps of the game development:
First conception: In this phase, the basic concept of the game is established and tested on paper prototypes and technical prototypes. Feedback from the testers is then incorporated into the version and the prototype is continually improved. Meanwhile, the designers and graphic artists are already defining the individual style of the game according to characters, scenery, sounds and color palettes.
3. polishing: The last step is a quality control. Here the game is again intensively tested for quality and fun and improved. We at ComputerButler invest a lot of time in this phase, because only a daily test can reveal possible weaknesses.
Also, an important cost factor is whether the game should be 2D or 3D graphics. The number of levels and possible cutscenes, such as movie clips, also play into your costs, but pay off in the end. Nowadays, networking the game with social media or other apps is also becoming increasingly important. Our software developers in Berlin will weigh these and all other factors and functions together with you and make a successful decision.
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First of all, a rough schedule of upcoming tasks is drawn up, which is supplemented or modified as implementation progresses.
The customer provides the design team with information about his company, the products and the market situation. Which competitors appear on the market? What are the company's favoured offers in its product range? Which market development is to be expected, which goals does the customer pursue?
All these questions determine the choice of functionalities that are implemented and represented by the software and the design.
The scope of the offer and the functions of the design are created, content and requirements for its presentation are implemented and initially implemented on a preliminary basis. The team formulates structural and strategic alternatives to offer the client decision-making options and additional elements for the website. A market analysis completes the project so that the client objectively assesses the positioning of his company in the market, presents his brand according to the segment.
Based on the information of the analysis, a design draft is created. The company is to be presented in a personalized way, the web technology and an adequate user guidance are implemented. The functionalities of the page are also captured in the design as a whole. The software is created in its basic structures and architecture.
Programming begins, defined functions and each component of the design are translated into a concrete program code and executed. If there is a corresponding need, a graphical user interface is set up in addition to the program. This makes it easier for the user to handle the program for testing purposes.
The text editorial team creates the content, photos and graphic elements are added. Optimization for search engines and translations are further aspects of the design of the web presence.
The results are made available to the customer for interim acceptance. Upon approval, the software is implemented. The customer's existing test environment is the basis for the installation. If necessary, an adequate environment can also be realized by the provider.
The project is integrated into the existing conditions and modified if necessary. At this point of the project development the interaction with operating systems is optimized, databases are set up and the communication with other applications of the customer is realized.
Adaptation and integration into the hardware and software constellation is the condition for smooth operation and integrated functionality even of the newly added components.
All functions and components are now analyzed within the framework of a test plan and corrected if necessary. Any weaknesses identified are to be modified, and the test run is repeated until the problem-free runability of the application is guaranteed.
Integrated modules and special solutions requested by the customer are tested for their function. The display in different browsers and also on various end devices is tested and adapted.
Once all test procedures have been satisfactorily completed and the necessary corrections and adjustments have been made, acceptance by the customer takes place. This phase of the project also serves to record final changes and additions until finally all components of the software function smoothly. After all, the preparation of the content, the desired enhancements and conversions should meet the customer's expectations.
Even after successful realization of the project, it is important for us to obtain feedback from the customer. Often it is not until day-to-day operation that it is discovered that components should still be added or improvements are possible. If questions arise, we are always available to our customers and welcome cooperation even beyond the end of the project.