When making a great game there are a number of factors that need to be considered if your game is to survive in a market full of great game designs. Below are listed a few of the more important factors that need to be considered when designing a great game.
1/ Game Graphics: However, having said this, it is fair to say that when combined with other equally important game design factors, great graphics can certainly give a game an advantage over other games with lower quality graphics
2/ Gameplay: This factor is also a very important game design factor as it covers the point of playing the game, the goal that is to be achieved and the possible interactions between elements of the game such as objects or Non Playable Characters
3/ Game Sound: The quality of sound in a game can help determine a good game or not
4/ Re Playability: This factor of game design has advanced dramatically over the years of game design, as the goals and aims of our games have become more and more advanced and in depth
5/ Additional Factors: Another important factor to consider when making a good game is the duration of each level within the game, or of the game itself. Although a good game might take a very long time to complete, generally the stages are not spaced to far apart.
One of the most important factors and one that on some merits can be at least or more than 50% of your games success, is originality.
The few listed above are by no means all the factors that need to be thought about when making a great game, however, they are certainly some of the more prominent factors...