Game Design Document (GDD) – By Vitalzigns
A game design document (often abbreviated GDD) is a highly descriptive livingsoftware design document of the design for a video game. A GDD is created and edited by the development team and it is primarily used in the video game industry to organize efforts within a development team. The document is created by the development team as result of collaboration between their designers, artists and programmers as a guiding vision which is used throughout the game development process. When a game is commissioned by a game publisher to the development team, the document must be created by the development team and it is often attached to the agreement between publisher and developer; the developer has to adhere to the GDD during game development process.
Game design document (S.F.) En Wikipedia. Recuperado el 13 de febrerode 2020 de https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_design_document
Here is the author’s description ot Itch.io page:
Game Design Documents are an important part of the game development process. A lot of people don’t know how to write one, how to organize it, or where to even begin.
Here’s a template (Microsoft Word) for you to easily create and
organize a GDD for your next project. It includes organized areas for
you to write the game overview, storyline, gameplay mechanics,
aesthetics, schedules, and more.
I’m providing this as a free template but if you can donate a little I would really appreciate it because of the hours that went into creating it. Let me know if it helps in your game development process!