The Games You Make

Live through the ups and downs of being an indie game developer trying to make a breakthrough game.

Crush bugs in the morning, add a feature after lunch and polish graphics in the afternoon. Plan, create and playtest.
But wait. What's that?
Your game crashes out of nowhere, Mum is calling for the 7th time, and your release date is tomorrow.
Maybe you could skip that birthday party tonight… they will understand, right?!

After all, it's all about The Games You Make.

About the game

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of your favorite video games? How did the designers come up with a certain feature, or how did they arrive at the final level design?
The Games You Make pulls back that curtain to give you the opportunity to explore the world of game development. Imagine graphics, sound, gameplay mechanics and level design as puzzle pieces - how do you fit them together to create an interesting game?

This is not a dry economy simulation or a programming challenge for coding masters.
Instead, you will make creative decisions for your game and discover their consequences immediately. Do you want to implement that new feature days before the deadline? It might come with new bugs, but it would really make your vision come together perfectly.

You could probably adjust your level design to use it better as well... But then again, you haven't watered your plants in a while, and unanswered messages from your friends have been piling up.
Just as life is not just work, The Games You Make also offers a diverse cast of characters that will reach out to you via text messages. It's your choice on how much time you spend talking to them.
Finding a healthy balance between work and social life is not easy.

Financially supported by FFF Bayern and the budgetary funds of the Free State of Bavaria.