Game Development Plan – A Notion Template for Indie Devs

Game Development Plan

Unleash your game development potential with the comprehensive Game Development Plan Template for Notion!

This all-encompassing GDD template is specifically designed to support small teams and one-person operations in the creative process of planning and developing a game, from initial brainstorming to the final stages of development, and beyond.

Key Features

    • Overview & Marketing Sheet: Begin with a clear roadmap. The template helps you outline your vision and market strategy, ensuring you stay focused and on track.
    • Planning Section with Tasks & Epics: Organize your development milestones with ease. The intuitive task and epic plan structure allows you to manage timelines and resources efficiently, keeping your project progress transparent and measurable.
    • In-Depth Game Design Document (GDD): Dive into the heart of your game design with a comprehensive GDD section. This includes:
      • Narrative Elements: Craft compelling stories, create characters with depth, design intricate factions, and envisage immersive locations. Also provides databases for creatures, quests, and missions.
      • Core Game Design: From the concept stage to prototyping, world design, gameplay mechanics, and more, this section helps you to define every facet of your game’s design.
    • Technical & Artwork Sections: The template bridges the gap between creativity and functionality. Detail your technical requirements and artistic vision, ensuring nothing is overlooked.
    • Supplementary Sections for References & Scrap: Keep all your inspirations and resources at your fingertips. This section is perfect for storing all the bits and pieces you gather along your creative journey.
    • Press Kit Preparation: Get ready to showcase your game to the world. The press kit section helps you create a compelling package to attract media and players alike.
    • Packed with useful tips: Almost every section comes with a detailed guide providing tips to start filling each section with the type of information it needs.
    • Example Content: The template comes prepared with an example project, showcasing how the template can be used.

Whether you’re a lone indie developer or part of a team, this template is your definitive companion in the game development process. It’s more than just a planning tool; it’s a roadmap to turning your game concept into a reality.

Get the Template

Get the template on Gumroad.

What’s Included

The Game Development Plan Template for Notion provides the following content sections:

  • Front Page
  • Overview (Vision, Marketing, Team)
  • Planning (Epics, Tasks, Expenses)
  • Narrative (Story, Characters, Creatures, Factions, Locations, Quests, Missions)
  • Game Design (Concept, Prototype, UI, Controls, World Design, Character Design, Gameplay, Gameplay Loops, Networking, etc.)
  • Technical Section for technical details
  • Artwork Section for concepts and all sorts of artwork
  • Reference Section
  • Scrap Section
  • Press Kit Section


How to download the template?

Once the purchase is complete, you will receive a link to the template on the Notion website. Once there, click “Duplicate” in the top right corner to duplicate the template to your Notion workspace.

Do I need to pay for Notion to use this?

No. You only need a free Notion account to start using this template.

Can I share the template with others?

The template may be shared with other team members in your game design projects but apart from this may not be shared to any external persons.

Are there any restrictions about how I can use this template?

You are free to use this template as you like personally or in a team, for any projects and regardless whether they are commercial or non-commercial.

Can the template be shared with students for educational use?

No, this template may not be used by instructors/teachers for educational purposes.

Can I make modifications and sell the template as my own?

No, you are not allowed to use this template, regardless of as a whole or in parts in End Products for sale.

Is it possible to receive a refund?

No, because of the nature of digital templates there are no refunds or exchanges and all sales are final.

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