Glossary - Arcade Game Development

Arcade game development is the process of creating games which have short levels, easy and simple control of the actions, and fast increasing challenge. The arcade game development process consists of five stages. 

The first stage is called a storyboard. In this stage, the developers are starting from a simple idea and improving it on other steps. The outline is an essential part of the arcade game development process. First, they are outlining the basic game rules, characters, and gameplay scenarios. Then all the needed hardware and software preparations are assigning to the responsible people. That is the first and most natural step in creating arcade games, and it takes only two to three weeks.

The second stage is the pixel painting, which is very important for data visualization. As the design of the game builds, the artists are creating characters through art. A particular painting machine is used for this type of action. That machine allows the artist to see characters while they are moving in arcade gameplay. While artists are finishing up with the sketches of characters, hardware specialists are testing those characters. They should know how much memory system needs for this game. 

The third and one of the most initial steps in arcade game development is the programming. By just creating charters and estimating the memory of the game, developers cannot see the final project. 

Chief software designers are conducting a process of linking the parts of the arcade game development. After that process, developers can see the game in action. After completing this part, developers need tweaking and ultimate testing results before launching the game. In the end, final tests show the effectiveness of the game.