Game Development - Being a Game Creator
Published on 16 Sep 2014. Written by Vivek Joshi
Once a wise man said – “fashion never goes out of style”. I am quite sure that guy was gameaholic, because no
matter which era we live in, games will always be trending. A game is structured playing, usually undertaken
for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool. Games can be either indoor or outdoor. If we think
a little harder and wonder how our childhood used to be, we can surely jump to the conclusion that games
played a major role in our life. But here we are going to talk about video games. I bet that brought a smile on
your face. Yes video games have been pivotal in our growth. Yet they still continue to be a part of it. Not to
that extent, but still.
The family that plays together stays together. It has been observed that parents are more likely to play video
games with their children in order to socialize with them plus they can monitor the game content as well. But
I guess the real reason is they equally enjoy playing video games. Ever since the video games arrived onto the
stage in 1950’s we have witnessed and quite naturally played many of them. To say, Mario, Tetris, Contra used
to be every child’s fantasy. Technology has come a long way since then. Games like Call of Duty, Halo, Need
for Speed, FIFA have completely changed the gaming environment. If you think that games have undergone
drastic change then you are wrong because it’s not just the game but the player as well. People of all ages play
video games. There is no longer a stereotype game player but instead a game player could be your boss, your
grandparent or even your professor. Nowadays people of all ages love games. The average game player is 31
years old, as surveyed.
Here at Skyfi Labs, we aim at transforming text book geniuses into productive engineers, so let’s move
from thoughts to real and practical world where you can transform your thoughts to reality. With so many
categories of games with varied characters and graphics at our disposal, the gamers and the Industry are more
than happy. Industry comprises of the people behind creation, development, promotion and marketing of a
game. But most importantly it’s the developers who are at ease. Modern programming languages, coupled
with powerful and widely available development environments, provide an excellent place to work. A wide
range of operating environments, including mobile devices, cloud computing, robotics, embedded devices,
and games, means that you can apply your programming-acquired skills in a wide range of game development
games work and even create totally new ones of your own. Plus gaming is a hi-tech Industry with its own
history, products and language. Now with the advent of Sony, Samsung and Microsoft entering the gaming
market in India, expectations are sky high in terms of employability and better gaming experience.
Developing games has become very popular these days. Irrespective of their technical or non technical
background people are getting attracted in high numbers towards this section of technology. From our
experience after holding numerous Game Development Workshops we can say that students; graduates
or non graduates or post graduates or with any kind of education background turn up to learn game
development. And to their surprise they end up making beautiful games that too with a feeling of pride.
But these were those students who wanted to stand different from the crowd. In spite of lack of such
courses in their colleges or schools, they tried to accomplish something on their own. They didn’t blame the
education system for the absence of this course in their curriculum rather they took the initiative and held the
workshops in their colleges.
So how did they do it? With the noticeable increase in demand on how to develop games, we at Code Instruct
came up with an idea to teach Game Development. When you think of developing a game with a brilliant idea
of yours, with the help of internet everything is at your disposal. But sometimes you find yourself nowhere to
start. That’s where Code Instruct comes to the rescue. Sometimes all you need is a ray of light to guide you
the way. Here at Code Instruct we focus on nurturing the talent into a productive game developer. We prefer
teaching game development through Unity software which is open source. Unity is a cross-platform game
creation system developed by Unity Technologies which includes a game engine and integrated development
environment (IDE). It is used to develop video games for web plug-ins, desktop platforms, consoles and mobile
devices. And to everyone’s surprise a person can develop games for Mac, Windows, Wii, Android and IPhone.
What is the duration of the Game development workshop?
Duration of our Game Development Workshop is 2 days and the course focuses on training the mind
of the engineers to think like professional game developers. As the workshop progresses students are
acquainted with the working of Gaming Industry and pros and cons of the decision making process during
the development of a game as the programming skills of the students are provided a finishing touch. By the
time is over, they have a proper working game like space shooter, ping pong, brick game etc. At the end of the
workshop what cheers us the most is the smile on student’s faces, who earlier thought that developing a game
is for geniuses and nerds, but now they have a game of their own, which means they did everything on their
own. The trainer’s guidance serves as the stars leading the way at night but it was all their effort which pays
Our relation with the students isn’t over after the workshop; we continue to be in constant touch with them
for further guidance and 24*7 help to make sure that their game is never incomplete. They manifest our
help to a greater idea of theirs and develop something which can help them in their future. Knowledge of
developing games, hard work, will power and determination are four things required to get into the gaming
industry. We take care of the knowledge; you take care of the rest. Enjoy Gaming!