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Default 2d game creator using programming logic - 11-12-2008, 10:25 AM

Hi all,

I'm a high school teacher and I'm planning to use some free time in my class for some programming logic. I'm currently planning on using Alice, but I was wondering if any of you knew about a 2d game creation program that uses the same style of programming logic out there for my students to play with.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Default 11-12-2008, 10:49 AM

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Hi all,

I'm a high school teacher and I'm planning to use some free time in my class for some programming logic. I'm currently planning on using Alice, but I was wondering if any of you knew about a 2d game creation program that uses the same style of programming logic out there for my students to play with.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
Scratch and Greenfoot are both 2D. Scratch uses drag-and-drop programming and Greenfoot uses Java text source code. Both are free.

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Free Alice tutorials: http://www.dickbaldwin.com/tocalice.htm
Free Scratch tutorials: http://www.dickbaldwin.com/tocHomeSchool.htm
Free Java/C#, etc. tutorials: http://www.dickbaldwin.com/toc.htm
   
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Default 2d thingy - 11-13-2008, 08:46 AM

Game maker is also another good one
and also if your into making RPG's the RPG Maker XP is a good one.
It'll be a 30 use or 30 day trial (I cannot remember which)
and I dont remember how much It costs...
   
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Rpg maker series
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Default Rpg maker series - 11-13-2008, 03:27 PM

There are two reasonable modern RPG Maker programs that have been made by Enterbrain. They are both releativly easy and have access to advanced scripting. They also have built in motion and event calling scripts, a screen to draw your worlds, multiple maps, and premade graphics. I've used it for a year or so and I've found it to be pretty limiting. Here's the FAQ on each one:
  • RPG Maker XP:
build your map in a 4 layer plan. The fourth layer is used to add events. doule click in event screen to add a process.
Creativity:3
Difficulty:2
Compatibility:4
Frustration:2
Critics say:
Link: http://tkool.jp/products/rpgvx/eng/index.html
Script type: RUBY
Trial: 30 days
Cost: $60
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  • RPG Maker VX:
Select yor tile from sections A-E. Level is automatically selected. Click on a square in event mode to add/edit the event.
Creativity:2
Difficulty:1
compatibility:4
Frustration:2
Critics say:
Link: http://tkool.jp/products/rpgxp/eng/
Script type: RUBY
Trial: 30 days
Cost: $60


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Default 11-24-2008, 12:40 PM

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There are two reasonable modern RPG Maker programs that have been made by Enterbrain. They are both releativly easy and have access to advanced scripting. They also have built in motion and event calling scripts, a screen to draw your worlds, multiple maps, and premade graphics. I've used it for a year or so and I've found it to be pretty limiting. Here's the FAQ on each one:
  • RPG Maker XP:
build your map in a 4 layer plan. The fourth layer is used to add events. doule click in event screen to add a process.
Creativity:3
Difficulty:2
Compatibility:4
Frustration:2
Critics say:
Link: http://tkool.jp/products/rpgvx/eng/index.html
Script type: RUBY
Trial: 30 days
Cost: $60
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • RPG Maker VX:
Select yor tile from sections A-E. Level is automatically selected. Click on a square in event mode to add/edit the event.
Creativity:2
Difficulty:1
compatibility:4
Frustration:2
Critics say:
Link: http://tkool.jp/products/rpgxp/eng/
Script type: RUBY
Trial: 30 days
Cost: $60
I agree with RPG maker XP--It's relatively easy to use.... i use it myself and i enjoy it
   
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Default 12-10-2008, 08:35 AM

I'm in an AP programming class; it's independent study and I share a classroom with the regular Programming I class - my teacher had them try out Scratch. All of them picked up it very quickly and really liked it. And at the very least it comes with examples for them to play around with if they really don't get it.
   
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