Recently, I’ve been giving game design and development great thought. Great games like The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim have gotten me thinking about what it would be like to design a fantastic game.

I  began a series called “Designing a Great Game.” Part 1 and Part 2 are already available, and I plan on adding more in the near future.

In the spirit of designing a great game, I decided to try and craft a mobile app. Mobile gaming is taking off, and it’s the perfect time for aspiring designers/developers to get in on the ground floor.

So, here’s my lil’ app that could:

Sure, it looks like a hot bowl of DOS crap, but it’s mine, dammit! And I’m pretty proud of it.

Next, I’ll have zombies and ninjas fightin’ up in here! :)

If you haven’t tried developing an app, it’s pretty simple. It takes a bit of leg work to get the programs installed-You need Java SDK, Android SDK, and an IDE like Eclipse for starters-but there are plenty of instructions available online.

Android Developers has step by step instructions on how to set up your development environment, and Beginning Android Application Development by Wei-Meng Lee is a great instructional book to get your started.

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to create a game, now’s your chance to find out. Seize the day!