What's the most important thing you need to have when making a video game?
Okay, when making a video game what is the most important thing you need to have? Is it the right software? Nope! Is it a screaming fast computer? Nope. Is it programming skills? Nope, Is it artistic skills? Nope. Connections in the game industry? Nope! Okay, how about imagination? Well, that's a good answer but No!
How about one more guess? Is is a college degree? - Well, that's a really good answer and I would almost pick that as the most important thing but no!! (it's a close second though)
The absolue most important thing you need to have when making or designing a video game is ...... Drum roll please....... PERSISTENCE!!!!
Yes, without a doubt, if you want to design your own video game you have got to have persistence. You have got to keep after it, keep learning, keep developing and designing. Over the course of years. This doesn't mean it will take you years to make your own games. It just means that making games is a process and skill that takes years to develop.
It's a basic irony in gaming because games themselves are based on fast paced and often coming rewards. It is the reason why they are so addictive and fun. You get the rewards right away and they keep on coming. But makiing a game... ahh... that's a bit different. The rewards come slower and in less obvious ways. But you should find the rewards and satisfaction in knowing that every time you sit down to learn more about video game making you are just a little bit better and you have learned a little bit more.
That's the real secret to success in just about everything and it is definitely the most important thing you need to have when it comes to making your own video games.
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