It has been 3 plus years since a friend of mine came to me with an idea to build a mobile game. It was simple and fun to play in a group. He thought it’d be a great game. I agreed and encouraged him to pursue it. 3 plus years later the most he did with it was submit the idea to a sketchy 3rd party developer site that promised to give a percentage of the profits.
When I was thinking of an easy use case to get my feet wet with mobile development (and everything that goes with it). The idea came to mind. So with that I thought I’d build it out and if it’s successful surprise him with a little piece of it.
So what possessed me to grab a hold of this game? It had all the makings of a fun game. In person it was a riot. Laughing and enjoying the random aspect of it. I had to take that and capture it somehow in the digital aspect which is not nearly as salient as being in person.
For me starting out a new project, especially uncharted let me with doing several things. A mini-kickoff (even though I was going solo for now) and some sketches and post-it notes.