In the past 3 Saturday videos, I introduced the concepts of art, and today, I start to help you understand the most important part of game design, the Game Design Manual. Just download the template that I’ve uploaded to my server, and just copy and past pages and define what you want to create for your game.
The first page is critical in creating interest in your game when you talk to people in the game development community, because it tells the company you are talking to exactly what your game is all about.
The Game Overview is the two page short resume of your game. It describes everything you want to talk about with your game. Every aspect of your game is discussed, and the philosophy behind the game as well.
It is what you give to a gaming company that expresses interest in your game after the elevator pitch, so they can make a more informed decision on whether they want to create the game, or it is the document that keeps inspiring you while you take the months, even years, to create that video game.