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Default Another game making program? - 09-21-2011, 09:38 PM

I think I am going to move on (I will still go on the forums and make stuff in alice). I need a video game making program that is a real game program. Can anyone tell me what kind of programs there are and maybe a link, and also tutorials for them?


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Default 09-22-2011, 05:02 AM

Ooh ooh, I know a cool game making program, it's called Alice, and you can find it here: http://alice.org


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Default 09-22-2011, 01:24 PM

I mean a program were you can make games and sell them...


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Default 09-22-2011, 02:40 PM

Finding a game engine is quite easy. You just use Google. But if you insist....

Reality Factory(www.realityfactory.info) - my first experience in game development. Create 3D FPS games easily, you can create other genres but it's harder to do.

Unity3D(www.unity3d.com) - This is more complicated to learn than RF. Jediaction can help you and I can help a little, I'm still sorta new to unity3d and am definately still learning ;D

XtremeWorlds - If you're interested in making MMORPG games, XtremeWorlds is a free (2d) MMORPG maker that will help you create MMO games easily. Plus there's a scripting language that let's you add custom features.

Eclipse - This is a bit better than XW, but is less stable and has no scripting, you'll have to program you're custom features with Visual Basic 6

Genesis2D - Pretty much an advanced version of Eclipse. It's the best engine out there when it comes to features but it's very processor heavy when it comes to server hosting, you need a powerful computer to do.

3D Game Engines (Pros and Cons)

Reality Factory
Pros:
Easy to use and distribute games
Cons:
Not as powerful as other engines
Minimal Community Forums (though I'm still there )
Unity3D
Pros:
Powerful
Active Community
Mac and Windows Support
Pro Version (cost money) includes PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, iPod, and Android support
Cons:
Hard to use
Hard to master

MMORPG Engines (Pros and Cons)

XtremeWorlds
Pros:
Scripting Language
Activeish Community
Cons:
Not as Powerful

Eclipse
Pros:
More Powerful than XW
Open Source
Cons:
Doesn't Start With Questing

Genesis2D
Pros:
Lot's of Good Features
Cons:
Hard To Understand
Processor Heavy (needs powerful computer to host server)

I recommend unity3d. anyways have fun!
   
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Default 09-22-2011, 03:53 PM

Will I be able to make real games that I can sell with unity 3d?


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Default 09-23-2011, 10:25 PM

Unity3d allows you to make real games. But selling them, that's different.

First off you have to make games people want to buy.

Than you have figure out how you're going to get these games to people. If you're giving your game away for free, you would host it on the web, and package it with an installer. (google unknown keywords please) What you need to do is find a way so that only people who pay get the games.

Therefore you use like, paypal services or something. I'm not very good at this aspect since I make free MMOs and whatnot.

Finally you just need to advertise. Get people to see your games. Chances are if 1 person sees your game he's not going to buy it. Lot's of people need to see it in order for 1 to buy it. Still your better off programming it yourself when SELLING the games for money, but for any of the two, Unity3D is the best choice.
   
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Default 09-24-2011, 09:05 AM

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Ooh ooh, I know a cool game making program, it's called Alice, and you can find it here: http://alice.org
There's also one called Mama. It is built off of Alice, but has been debugged, and also has an .exe exporting feature.
   
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Default 09-24-2011, 09:24 AM

MAMA has no collision option, artY Fishl's scripts don't work, and you have to pay for it.


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Default 09-24-2011, 10:01 AM

I've been using Game Maker and Corona lately.

Game maker
+2d games
+exe support
+relatively simple scripting language
+Pixel perfect collision detection
+Free version can be used to distribute (though it has an ad for the full product when starting a game)
+Pro version can be used to make old-school 3d games
-Pro version costs money
-Very little 3d support
-No distribution service

Corona
+Exclusively made for iPhone/Android/iPad, the people who'll pay $2 for a fart button
+Built in physics engine
+Several examples, tutorials, and videos
+Comes with a distribution service
-No 3d support
-Pro version is expensive
-Project files and game files must be edited outside of Corona
   
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Default 09-24-2011, 10:12 AM

I tried both of those, didn't like them. I'm a 3d guy since if I want 2d I'll program 2d

and if he doesn't want alice anymore why in the world would he want MAMA?
   
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