How Much Does it Cost to Make a Video Game?

http://tomtunguz.com/how-to-price-your-startups-product/
The 7 Factors to Consider When Pricing Your Startup’s Product

https://uxdesign.cc/getting-those-saucy-ui-animations-for-mobile-web-40ceff492e60
Curves and movement gifs, great reference!

https://github.com/keijiro/Flipbook
Flipbook effect in Unity

https://www.polylists.com/
A couple of interesting lists of games – eg. Excellent Games That Deserve to Be All-time Classics but Aren’t Well-known Enough

https://trello.com/teams
Trello Team Playbooks are example trello boards for various purposes – marketing, product management, personal productivity or sales. Neat.

https://twitter.com/Anseaume/status/965162295155482624
How much it cost to make a video game?
Few examples:
Gears of War $12.000.000
Shovel Knight $350,000 (first version)
The Binding of Isaac $12,000

https://www.thoughtworks.com/insights/blog/story-mapping-visual-way-building-product-backlog
Story Mapping, Visual Way of Building Product Backlog – a bunch of tips and practices how to organize your kanban boards

https://blogs.unity3d.com/2018/07/10/2018-2-is-now-available/
Unity 2018.2 is out with C# Job System, ECS (Entity Component System), Burst Compiler, Shader Graph, Texture Mipmap Streaming, Pixel Perfect Camera, Hexagonal Tilemaps, Support for .java and .cpp source files as plugins, Recorder 1.0, Google Play Instant Games Plugin and more improvement. And they finally ditch UnityScript (JavaScript)!

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One comment on “How Much Does it Cost to Make a Video Game?
  1. Eugene Tropashko says:

    Thank you for your cool article. It was a true entertainment to read it. I was searching for some info that can provide me with more information about how much does it cost to make a video game. It is interesting when real budgets are revealed. Making me think about all the possibilities of roadblocks along the way you even didn’t know. I personally recommend reading this article https://vironit.com/how-much-does-it-cost-to-make-a-video-game/ . I find inspirational to dive into factors that influence the cost of a video game development and this text can help you. There you also can find a game cost development calculator. I think it can’t show you a fair market value, but a rough estimate cost is not too bad. At least you can look at how the cost varies from a genre you picked.

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