I’ve marked off “1. Describe the basic game idea” in the “Write a Design Document” section of my project plan. I’m now working hard on the next three sections:
2. Define the game play (players, enemies, goals, etc)
3. Define game engine requirements (view, player movements, controls, save & load, etc)
4. Sketch graphics ideas (players, enemies, world levels, scenery, etc)
More to come on this soon.