An good read on what to do when you want to embark out on making a game. Should be a required read some days!
Cool Idea, but What About Your Game?
But Isn’t All That What Prototyping Is For?
So you’ve decided you want to make a video game as a hobbyist. You’ve picked a development platform, read some tutorials, and you’ve got a cool game idea in mind. You’re all set up, time to get started, let’s hit the computer, right? Wrong.
When you’ve got a design that’s achievable, you’ve hammered out the specifics of how things are going to work, and you know exactly how you’re going to tackle prototyping, then you’re all set!