How Can I Make a Game Like Habbo?

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How Can I Make a Game Like Habbo?
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"Habbo" or "Habbo Hotel" is a social game where players control a hotel and its resources. You can talk to friends, make your own webpage, run your own hotel and perform many other related activities. Making your own game like "Habbo" takes a great understanding of a programming system. You must design the game, program the code, design the visuals and upload it online. This takes a careful understanding of many different aspects of the video game creation as well as Internet protocols. There are many free online game-making software tools, such as GameMaker and Garage Games.

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Things you need

  • Game making program
  • Paper
  • Pencil

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Download an online game-making software. These programs are available at sites like Drexel, Ambrosine and Make Games Online. Take some time to learn how to use the program. Game making programs often have their own programming language. Find one that is easy for you to use.

  2. 2

    Write down the gaming elements for your game. These elements should feature social networking features, like "Habbo Hotel." These features include friend lists, chatting, joining groups and other activities. It should also feature a central idea, like a hotel, hospital, school or something similar. Write down all your gaming elements on a piece of paper before you start.

  3. 3

    Draw your visual elements on a piece of paper. These visual elements include character design, level design, backgrounds and all other details of the game. This will streamline the process when you program them in your game-making software. Make these drawings as detailed as possible, including colouring them with coloured pencils or crayons.

  4. 4

    Program the elements of your game. These elements should include all of the social networking features decided on earlier. It should also include the rules, ways to earn money, jobs players can have and the gaming controls. Program gaming physics, such as gravity and inertia. These physics dictate how your player will interact with the gaming world.

  5. 5

    Create the visual elements for your gaming program. Integrate the correct gaming elements with the correct visual element. For example, if you have a food store in the game, you should make sure it sells food at the price you have decided. Your character should also interact with all gaming elements in the proper manner.

  6. 6

    Play test your game to find programming errors. These programming errors can cause your game to freeze up or become unplayable. Even a programming error as small as one mistyped character can cause a problem. Fix these problems in the code as you find them.

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