Playtesting is the process of playing the game to make sure everything works and figuring out how to make it even better. Don’t skip this step because it’s critical for a successful game. It’s good practice to playtest your game whenever you make changes. You should also test your game in various modes. You can make changes in Play mode, but those changes won’t be saved. You’ll have to do them again when you go back to editing.
Playtesting Your Game
To playtest your game, follow these steps:
Save your game. Don’t forget to change the filename.
Press the Play button in the top menu bar. You can also find the Play button in the Home tab under the Test menu (Figure 2.32).
FIGURE 2.32 The Play button for playtesting your game.
To stop playtesting, press the red Stop button either in the top menu bar or under the Test menu (Figure 2.33). Stop the Playtest before making changes. Again, the reason for this is because you can’t save changes in lay mode.
FIGURE 2.33 The Stop button for playtesting your game.