Hey all you aspiring indie game devs! Sleepless has been working on little a 2D game development environment. Its goal is to make it as quick as possible to make indie games of good quality. You supply image files, sound files, and code. The rest is up to your skills, and creativity.
In a nutshell, you write a script that loads images, and sounds from files. You provide a function in your script (just 1) that receives events like mouse clicks, time-ticks, key presses, etc. Then your script has available to it just a few low-level functions. One for drawing an image, one for playing a sound 3 or 4 other misc. things like querying the display size, etc. The sounds can be looped, and you can control the volume (currently). Drawing images supports scaling, rotating, and transparency. That (in theory) is enough to build just about any 2D game you can imagine.
It only provides you with the simplest possible, low level interface with which you can have maximum freedom to do what you want. We're looking for people who want to try it out. We'll provide quite a lot of assistance in this early stage to help you use it, and provide game-dev/design expertise. We'll have a web address soon with some info on how to start. Trust me, it's really easy. Stay tuned, and if you'd like more info, feel free to reply here for the time being. If you want to ask questions of us directly, you can join the free Discord server here .... https://discord.gg/mNPBJGt