Now more than ever, many people are getting into making games. Whether it's a mobile or PC game now is the best time for indie game developers. To compete with other indie games and even bigger names, you need to use the right software and hardware for your needs.

Hardware

Choosing the correct hardware for you all depends on the type of game you want to make. 2d has its own set of requirements to run and be created. Let's look at what is the minimum needed.

For developing 2d games, You don't need a lot in terms of hardware. You don't have to break the bank. It's especially true if you are not making a very complicated game. The truth of the matter is that almost any PC is ok for game development. However, if you wish to get the best out of your hard work, you should try to get proper hardware that is slightly above the minimum requirements.

You may need certain things like a perfect graphics card. A DX11 graphics card, for example, is an excellent place to start for making 2D games. Other hardware that is very important to look at is the type of CPU. For many games and developing software to run an Intel Core i5 will do the job.

It would help if you always went for the hardware that best suits your pocket and game making needs.

Software

When it comes to software, you have many choices. From your computer's operating system to game building engines, you have to make the right choice for you to have a great game making experience. 

To make the best games possible, you should get the best 2d game making software. Many excellent programs are available for free. It's great for the budget-conscious or beginner developers. You get an extensive library of tools and features and only have to pay for much more advanced items.

If you are not skilled in programming just yet, then use programs like GameMaker or Construct 3. They have an easy to use drag-and-drop interface that makes game creating easy. Also, it helps you understand the functions of your game as you learn how to make one.

Even if there are limitations on the features, obtaining them is not financially impossible. You can unlock features when you need them and cost around $30. These features (even the free ones) are perfect for almost any platform (HTML5, Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, Microsoft Store, etc.), meaning that you can make games to be published almost anywhere.

Other Things You Need

Now you have the software and hardware, what else do you need? It's great to have the excitement for making games, but before you can even switch on your PC, there's a lot you have to do.

  • Don't just dive in blind. It's best to have a good idea of what you want to make and where your story is going. A good game is not just good graphics and code. Many great games look very simple, but because the story is good, they end up being very successful.

  • Don't give up. No project gets finished without problems along the way. No matter what challenge you may face, it is essential to power through to the best of your ability.

  • Don't be scared. After working hard for so long, don't be afraid to publish if that's what you plan to do. You never know what could happen, and it's always great to get feedback from your target audience.

Final Words

With the right tools and attitude, there is nothing that can stand in your way. Before you start, make sure you arm yourself with all the best tools available to you, and don't forget to have fun!