View Full Version : 2D Game Development (help!)
03-19-2007, 02:38 AM
So, I have a fantastic idea for a 2D platformer game and I want to begin work on it. Originally I was considering using Game Maker 7(the program that made Seiklus). Now I'm considering using one of the Clickteam products(one of which brought us Knytt).
I really have no knowledge of programming or anything of that sort, so I think one of those sorts of programs would be best for me.
Are there any other programs like that (especially free things!)? What's good, what sucks? What should I learn how to do?
All advice is appreciated.
03-19-2007, 02:49 AM
I tried Gamemaker 6 and it was decent, I was starting to like it. Though I was heading more towards RPG game-making so I ended up with RPGMaker. Try making simple things first to test them out and see which programs are less annoying then others :? That's how I usually decide on things.
03-19-2007, 06:22 AM
Multimeda Fusion is good if you're not into serious programming. I've previously used The Games Factory, but it wasn't powerful enough to do lengthy games (30 screens).
08-31-2007, 02:09 PM
I made that in MMF2 in a couple of hours. I know it sucks, but hey, think of the possibilities. :) I played knytt just now, btw, and man, it rocks. It's like Super Metroid and Samorost combined. Sort of.
From my experience, GM7 is going to be your best bet. It's a bit slow starting off learning to program and the like, but if you're going to pursue this further, GM is the way to go, as a huge amount of the stuff you learn will later apply to C++ and the like. MMF is a bit simpler, but has a pretty different way of doing things. GM7 is really powerful and you can make some awesome stuff. I have plenty of experience with it, so if you have any questions, shoot me a PM!
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