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what programs i could use for making games

A topic by MarselJ333 created 11 days ago Views: 83 Replies: 8
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hello! im new to itch.io but i love making games whatever way i can. im just wondering what programs i could use for making games and uploading them here. thank you!

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There are many different ways to make games, so you'll have to narrow it down. What kind of games do you want to make, and how much are you willing to learn? Would you learn programming, for instance?

I am willing to learn and i want to make a more simple type game . 

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All right, but what kind of game? And for what platform? There are many game engines for the web, but fewer for native games, so that's a factor.

try downloading Unity, and follow some youtube tutorials to learn how to use it. It's free, and you could make all sort of games with it, from a simple 2d alien invaders to massive 3d games.

Oh ok thx . Early in the day i downloaded unity but havent used it yet. Il check out some tutorials becose unity is a bit more complicated then im used for.

If you're looking for something simple - then try Construct and GameSalad- they basically use drag and drop to build a game - no coding required.

Clickteam Fusion has a free starter edition - you don't need to learn code for it.  It's a bit more involved than Construct / Game Salad - but also a lot more flexible - they also have some included tutorials.

GameMaker's beginner tutorials are very good - or used to be - I haven't looked at them in years, but I started learning with GameMaker and it gave me more knowledge than just programming - they also covered good game design etc.   However, you will have to learn some code to use GameMaker - but they teach you that in their tutorials / documentation to some extent.

There are so many different tools. More than i can list, but here's what's off the top of my head:

Engines:

  • Unity
  • Unreal
  • Godot
  • Game Maker
  • Construct 2

Modelling:

  • Blender
  • 3DS Max (not free, but maybe educational plan if student)
  • 3DS Maya (not free, but maybe educational plan if student)

Graphics

  • Pain
  • Gimp
  • Paint.net
  • Photoshop
  • Krita

Audio

  • Audacity
  • FL Studio

Also, there are tons of people who would be willing to collab in areas you fall short int. There are also tons of sites that offer free and buying resources (sounds, art, examples).

Here are a few tools i know of

-Engines-

* Unity

* Unreal

* CRYengine

* Uhro3D ( or something like that )

* BUILD 2

* Quake Engine

* Source

* GoldSrc

* LOVE2D

* Cube2 Engine

* FPSCreator

* GameGuru

* Blitz3D

* BlitzMax

* Leadwerks

* Blender Engine ( for old versions of blender )

* ClickTeam Fusion 2.5

* Construct ( Free)  2 and 3 (paid)

* Buildbox

* Minetest (more of a game but still)

* 101 Game Engine

* CopperCube 6 ( or something like that)

* Danmakufu ( For Bullet Hells)

-DAWS ( Music Producers and audio editors)

* LMMS

* Fruity Loops studios 20

* MixCraft

* Majix

* Audacity

-Image Editors and Makers-

* Paint .NET

* GIMP

* Photoshop

* MS Paint -_-

* Plenty of online sprite creators

-IDEs-

* SASM ( Assembler code )

* Notepad++ (various)

* MS Visual Studios

* Netbeans

* Eclipse

* Notepad (wait a sec)

* Dev-C++

* Code::Blocks

* JEdit

* Easy64K

* XCode



Hope this helps you out :)


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