Regardless of the genre, you are planning to develop a game for, it begins with the vision. You come up with an idea and then try, and build a game around it.
You set the rules of the game that need to be followed by the players when playing the game. Developers would generally brainstorm various ways they can play the game. They would also consider various endings for the game.
There are generally multiple levels which the players would move through while playing the game. It is for the developers to control the progression of players.
Online games have so many genres – Casual, Action, Role-playing, Simulation, Strategy, Sports, Music, Party, Programming, Puzzle, Shooter, Adventure, Trivia, Board.
The first step you take when developing a game is planning and creating a design document. It need not be expansive, but it must effectively communicate how the game would play to all the members of the team.
Another stage is prototyping. This stage involves creating the basic structure of the game. Important systems of the game are developed.
Developers also need to decide how to manage the controls for the player. It is better to design controls familiar to the players. For mobile control system might be touch/tap, swipe, joysticks on the screen the player.
Catching design flaws early is important. While working on a game, the developers may find an issue they had not planned for. For instance, the controls may not be comfortable for the gamers then need needs to change it.
The team would now begin actual development work. Some people on the team would work on graphics, some on programming and some on testing. The focus is on making the game fun. It is for you to use all the resources to make the game intriguing.
Cross-platform mobile game development is preferred today. The game would be played on mobile phones using various operating systems. Unity is a cross-platform supporting game engine that helps to develop robust mobile games for different mobile platforms.