We've just started a new year, and you know what that means - time for resolutions! While many people associate resolutions with personal goals, they can also be a great way to kickstart improvements in your career. The secret to making the most of your ambitions? Establishing achievable goals.
When it comes to game development, setting reasonable goals can be tricky. After all, there's a lot to consider - from the development timeline to coding and debugging to marketing your game. Here are some key tips for setting achievable goals as a game dev in 2023.
Know Your Vision, and Break It Down into Chunks
So, like many visionaries, you have an idea that can change the game development world. That's great - but if you want to make sure it becomes a reality, break your grand vision into smaller, manageable steps. All too often, creators will go on a rampage, trying to do everything at once, ultimately ending in burnout. Instead, break your main goal into a series of smaller goals or tasks you can accomplish in a reasonable amount of time.
Create Measurable Goals
Without clearly defined milestones, measuring your progress or knowing when you've reached the finish line can be difficult. Writing down your goals, and setting accompanying deadlines, will help ensure you have a clear understanding of what needs to be accomplished and when.
Identify Your Resources
Whether you're working alone or as part of a team, it's important to recognize the resources available to you and make sure they're properly allocated. Have an honest conversation with your team about what tasks can be done by whom and ensure that everyone has enough time to devote to their tasks. This can help avoid frustration down the road.
As a game developer, you can set ambitious goals for 2023 and make it your best year ever. All that's missing is planning and initiative. Follow these tips, and you'll be on your way to a successful year in game development! Good luck, and here's to crushing those resolutions.