Time management relates to how people spend time on a project, and is a key part of project management. It has nothing to do with in-game mechanics (you might be thinking of the time-travel tag) or timing issues (see the timing tag).

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How to deal with “level design creep?”

Level Design Creep is what I've started to call what happens when you build a series of levels and notice that every level is a little bit better looking or designed than the last, or when working ...
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How can I effectively manage a hobby game project? [closed]

What are your tips and tricks to successfully finish a hobby game project in your freetime? How do you motivate yourself to keep it up and drive right through to the finish without losing interest or ...
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When in the development process should the programming start and what should be programmed first? [closed]

I think the title really says it all. Should I start programming after designing the basic outline of the game or should I have the whole thing written out? If I write the whole thing out isn't that ...
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Looking for ios game design management document template [closed]

i am looking for ios game design/development management document template in order to break down my work flow and structure.
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How to create a reasonably sized urban area manually but efficiently

I have a game concept that only really works in an urban area that is of reasonable scale and diversity. In terms of what it should look like, think GTA, in terms of the size think more like a small ...
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XNA GameTime TotalGameTime slower than real time

I have set-up an empty test project consisting of a System.Diagnostics.Stopwatch and this in the draw method: spriteBatch.DrawString(font, gameTime.TotalGameTime.TotalSeconds.ToString(), new ...
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Coming up with manageable game ideas as a hobbyist game developer

I'm trying to come up with ideas for games to develop - as per the advice on this question I've started jotting down and brainstorming my ideas as I get them, and it has worked relatively well - I now ...
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Where is the time spent?

Game development is a large process. In your experience, how are the total hours for releasing a game divided over the following major areas. I believe this is useful because few people (none?) are ...
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Getting It Done vs Solid Software Design?

With barely enough time at our hands to complete the games we craft, how can you strike a good balance between solid software architecture and making good progress to get it all done? My personal ...