3D Maker Games – Creativity Comes First!
Creativity drives innovation. Not just creativity, but as my grandma said, lazy people -who want to make the world more automated, easier, or just more understandable- are definitely the core engines of creative and innovative solutions. I would consider them of course, not lazy, but rather being able to think out of the box. So how it is connected to 3D gaming studios and triple AAA gaming? It’s easy: User-Generated Content! Video games that allow players to add their own content, such as user-generated content (UGC) or mods, can be a great tool for fostering creativity in people. We are not talking about kiddos, jumping on Koopas while saving Princess Peach (however the nostalgia hits close to home!). Nowadays, one of the most well-known, pretty much household names allows their players to add content to the games, and modify basic, fundamental physics in it. By doing it so, these 3D gaming studios prolong the lifecycle of the product, provide quality-of-life improvements and of course, can have a sense of being something bigger. It’s almost like being part of the developer team, without the crunching sprint sessions.
The many faces of a creative personality
When players are given the ability to create their own content, they are encouraged to experiment with different ideas and approaches to gameplay. This can lead to the development of new and unique gameplay mechanics, stories, and characters. We do not have to first think of 3D gaming studios and specific tools, debugging when it comes to it. Just by pouring out a basket of Lego for a 6-year-old, they will immediately start messing around with the bricks, creating a car, a building, some characters, and then a story around them. So the whole scene comes to life in no time. Such user-generated contents and mods can provide a platform for players to express themselves creatively, whether it’s through designing levels or creating custom skins for characters. As an added value this can help people develop their artistic skills and unleash their creativity in a fun and engaging way. Nobody is born a Rembrandt, but by providing 3D game creator online tools and these kind of 3D maker games with their own content, we can truly encourage people to express themselves!
Being stuck in your own labyrinth? For sure!
Creating custom content for a game often requires problem-solving skills. Players must learn how to work within the game’s constraints and mechanics to create something that is both functional and fun to play. We’ve already talked about how we can help players develop certain skills, such as creativity, and personal expressions via their own created assets. Another huge thing in these 3D maker games is the aspect to help people develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that can be applied in other areas of their lives. By creating different puzzles, user-added labyrinth, or tasks that need to be solved we are pretty much providing a sandbox where they can freely experiment, try out new things (thinking out of the box you remember?), do their own A/B testing phases, and trial and error sessions. WinWin!