One of my colleagues was recently engaged by an investor, to help him (the investor) in putting together a team that is to be involved in child games development, as in child’s entertainment. Overwhelmed by the scope of the project, she approached me for some assistance. And as I went through the motions of working with her in that process of developing children’s computer games, I came to several realizations. On of those is the realization that there are actually several groups of people whom you have to engage, when it comes to developing children’s computer games.
When developing children’s computer games, you obviously have to engage coders. These have to be folks with perfect (or near-perfect) knowledge of the relevant programming languages. Then you need to have the folks who will be involved in the conceptualization of the children’s computer games. These need to be creative folks, who can create engaging plots for the children’s computer games. Finally, you need to have game testers. These will fall into two categories. There are those who will be testing the games for technical flaws. Then there are those who are to test the games for things like simplicity/complexity, whether the games are truly interesting or boring… and so on.
All said and done, it is important to engage the right people in the process of developing children’s computer games. You have to keep it in mind that some of the people who will be buying the games will be making major sacrifices. Take, for instance, where someone applies for their unemployment benefits at a site like www.myflorida.com/accessflorida, Virginia employment agency, or Michigan unemploument insurance agency; and then goes ahead to spend the money buying a computer game for his or her child’s entertainment. Surely, it is only fair to ensure that the game they get is one that is truly worthwhile, given the sacrifice they would be making in paying for the game.