It’s no secret that game development takes a great amount of time, not to mention a great amount of effort. But wouldn’t it be great to see how a mobile game goes through its long cycle of development without having to sit through all of those many months of actual coding and hard work? Well developer Modesty has done exactly that with their 3D “scare-em-up” game The Spookening, and condensed the months of August 2012 to February 2013 into a neat two minutes and thirty seconds of video!

We always like to talk about how our favorite games had managed to evolve between their early conceptions and the finalized product, but it’s very rare that we actually get to see a moving video timeline that takes us through each stage of a game’s development, highlighting the biggest changes from month to month and showcasing quite succinctly how a mobile game is made.

But what I love the most about this video is that it even shows the evolution of the finer details about a mobile game, like refining the font on the game’s title screen, right down to determining the icon that will one day sit on the home page of your iPhone. You can check out the entire timelapse video right here at the bottom of this page, and be sure to try your hand at The Spookening yourself if you haven’t done so already by clicking here!