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Mastering Cocos2d Game Development by Alex Ogorek

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Why prototype?

Besides the obvious reason of asking your friends "is it fun?!" before it's fully complete, prototyping your game, especially quickly and early on in development, can be very useful for a few different reasons:

  • You can ask about the originality/innovation of your game from the perspective of an end user instead of just your own views
  • You can generate ideas on how to improve the game way before it's too late to make changes
  • You can get a feel of how the game actually flows from one stage to the next, and conceive a tangible product instead of just an idea
  • If shown to the public, it could be a great way to begin the marketing of your game and beginning the snowball of exposure needed to succeed on iOS

Plus, this is the best way to start ...

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