Pre-production of a video game is the early stage of video game development where the themes, ideas and concepts of the game are laid out in order to have a set plan on what is being made so that everyone in the project is working towards the same goal. It is beneficial for pre-production to be done so as to get everyone in the team to work in one direction and so that there isn’t any wasted time during development, which if there is could cause delays which could also mean the loss of money and if there is an active audience waiting for the game to come out on a set day, and there is delay then that is potentially some lost revenue and some bad publicity.
There are a few different stages of pre-production, these are:
· High concept which is a brief description of the game which leads into;
· Pitch, which is where a game is show