When designing a game, you first need to look at the objective of designing that particular game, what kind of game is called for, what platforms will it be operating on etc.
The how to create a video game involves a long and complex process with many tasks and roles necessary to make a finished, playable product. You can say that the skills of a game designer are a mixture from the fields of computer science and programming, creative writing and graphic design. A game designer is a cross between a writer, artist and programmer.
We will be looking at the game design field with a broad focus. In the broadest sense, game design refers to the idea behind a game. It can be both the central theme or point, as well as the story and plot and the characters’ back-stories. It can also be how one plays the game. What are the rules? How is the game scored? How does the level of difficulty change with play? What makes the game fun or challenging?
Game designers need to know about design. They need to be both creative and analytical. Game designers use math and logic to compute how different parts of the game will work.
The aim is, for you as a student to get a feel for what is required if you want your life and career to move in this direction.