How to Build a Game #23 How often should you Brainstorm?

Every. Single. Day.

Well, if you can, but really you should brainstorm as often as you can and you should challenge yourself to think of at least one new idea everyday.

Even if you are not able to think of a new idea on a daily basis, you should put your brain in a creative state of mind for the sake of idea generation. What I like about this exercise is that you can steal minutes from your day. I like to do this when I am driving to work (90 min of driving a day) and on the weekends when I running errands with my wife. When I’m in the car, I have my phone at the ready with the voice note app at the ready. When I’m out and about, I have a dollar store mini notebook with a small pen in my pocket. Even during the weekend I carry my notebook around so I can jot down my ideas as they come to me.

The ideas don’t need to be any good, the point is to put your brain in a place where you are creating in your head. Over the course of time you will find that the ideas will flow easier, the ideas will improve and the times when you sit with a co-designer or yourself to brainstorm some “real ideas” you will be able to generate more and better ideas for future projects.

If you have any comments or questions, leave a comment here or email Chris at c.renshall.tgik.games@gmail.com

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If you have any comments or questions, leave a comment here or email Chris at c.renshall.tgik.games@gmail.com

If you have made it this far, would you like to go a little farther? We have a regular Google hangout with other designers. We talk about the games we are working on and share helpful tips and ideas on how to make designing our game easier. We meetup every other Saturday. Either comment here or tweet me or email me and I will add you to the list and send you a link to the Google hangout.

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