What is PreviewLabs Rapid Game Prototyping?
PreviewLabs Rapid Game Prototyping is a service that lets you quickly turn your game ideas and concepts into a functional prototype, playable on PCs, Smart Phones, or other platforms.
Why do I want to create prototypes?
Just as it is better to test earlier rather than later, Rapid Prototyping makes your development more efficient by letting you test and proof ideas in a simple form before undergoing a costly, lengthy, complicated implementation in an existing project.
Typical uses for PreviewLabs Rapid Game Prototyping are:
- Ensuring a game concept is fun before implementing it with a full development team
- Testing game mechanics and gameplay before adding them into a project in progress
- Creating a playable portable demo to accompany game pitches to investors and publishers
- To have a design and development “sandbox” even before a full development team has been staffed
How does the service work?
PreviewLabs’ Rapid Game Prototyping service is designed to be fast and flexible. The first step is to talk with you about what your goals are for the prototype. Based on your needs, PreviewLabs creates a short formal specification document for you to approve (a PDD or Prototype Description Document). Your tunable prototype is then delivered along with comments and insights from our designers and engineers.
How much does the service cost?
Part of creating the prototype specification is determining the number of business days that will be required to create the prototype. Projects are priced on a daily rate and the final price is approved by the client before-hand.
How fast is the service?
From start to finish, most projects are delivered in one to two weeks. Faster turn-around times can be accommodated as well.
Why is PreviewLabs’ Rapid Prototyping service better than doing it in-house?
Founded by experts in rapid game development, PreviewLabs specializes in fast, efficient prototype-level game development with extremely low overhead and responsive turn-around times. This allows you and your development team to keep focus on the main development project and avoid the complexity of managing and integrating multiple development teams.
In short, PreviewLabs lets your team design, test, and pitch your games in parallel with your normal game development without requiring you to allocate scarce engineering resources.
Who is behind PreviewLabs?
PreviewLabs is part of the Cronos Group, a large IT services firm based in Belgium. If a prototype has any special requirements or features, PreviewLabs can take advantage of the resources and expertise available in the larger group.