App Game Kit is a powerful game development engine, ideal for Beginners, Hobbyists & Indie developers. Now anyone can quickly code and build apps for multiple platforms using AGKs BASIC scripting system. With just a few commands you can have demos/games up and running on mobile devices. Bob Duffy, Developer Relations Intel Corporation, said “AppGameKit is a great cross platform development tool. It allows developers to quickly optimize and compile apps.”

Games can be developed and deployed to your chosen mobile devices for rapid prototyping. AGK does all the heavy lifting for you - making it easy to code, compile and then export apps to each platform. All you need to focus on is your game/app idea. It's that simple!

AGK also caters for more seasoned developers, allowing you to use the AGK C++ libraries and benefit from all the features of AGKs core game engine. A great example of this Echoes+ developed by Binary Zoo and now FREE to download on STEAM;

Features

Platforms


You can create games with AppGameKit on Windows, Mac or Linux devices. The games you make with it can then be exported to run on;

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • iOS
  • Android (inc Google, Amazon & Ouya)
  • HTML5
  • Raspberry Pi (free from TGC website)

AGK IDE

  • Cross platform Geany editor
  • IntelliSense
  • Code folding
  • Colour schemes
  • Edit multiple projects
  • Fast Compiler
  • Full de-bugger
  • Broadcast direct to device
  • Export to exe, app, ipa, apk

Commands


AGK 2 has commands for all the important areas of game creation. These can all be called as BASIC commands or as library calls in C++ and XCode.

3D Graphics

  • 3D Primitives
  • 3D Bone Animations
  • Shaders
  • Lighting
  • Ray Casting
  • Camera controls
  • Meshes
  • Formats supported: .X .3ds .md3 .smd .md5 .lwo. .ac .b3d .dae .3d .lws .ms3d .blend .m3 .obj and .ago


3D Physics

  • Character controller
  • Ragdoll
  • Joints
  • Rigid Bodies
  • Contact reports
  • Raycasts
  • Physics world commands
  • Compound collision shapes

2D Graphics

  • Sprites
  • Particles
  • Shapes
  • Text
  • Fonts
  • Tweening
  • Spine support
  • Blend modes
  • Image formats: jpeg, png

Physics

  • Box 2D collision

Rendering Control

  • Shaders
  • Render to Image

Sounds & Music

  • Play sound files
  • Play music files
  • Sound formats: Wav
  • Music formats: Mp3, Ogg, M4a
  • Blending Sounds
  • Change sound pitch and balance

User Input

  • Mouse
  • Multi Touch
  • Controller support
  • Joystick/Virtual Joystick
  • Keyboard
  • Edit box
  • Buttons

Misc

  • Video playback
  • Network (broadcasting, messages, shared variables)
  • File I/O
  • HTTP
  • Memblocks
  • Sensors
  • GPS
  • Social feeds - Facebook & Twitter (iOS & Android)
  • Adverts
  • In-app purchase (iOS & Android)
  • Game Centre (iOS & Android)
  • Notifications (iOS)
  • Rate this app (iOS)
  • Time & Date
  • Camera access
  • QR codes
  • Zip archiving
  • Extensive Help & tutorials
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One of the things I realised was that the player would have no sense of the world / universe the game is set in, with no context for the action. For a fantasy style roguelike this isn't much of a problem as the player can just assume any kind of Tolkienesque fantasy world outside the dungeon the game is set in and that the player character is treasure hunting. The sci-fi world of Rogue Machine is more difficult to imagine and the motivations of the protagonist more difficult to understand.

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The best of all!

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Finally on IndieDB! TGC's products are my preferred tools!

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Crazy_Programmer
Crazy_Programmer

AGK is awesome! I have been using AGK for three years now and couldn't be more satisfied. Its easy to pick up and get started. Three weeks after purchasing I had my first game published to Google Play and since have two more. Constant updates keep you on your toes!

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AGK is the best tool to create 2D games, and even to create 3D games, it's an amazing tool.
IT's very simple, easy, a lot of example and doc, lots of functions...

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moronicmisfit
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AGK is the best program you can buy for Developing Iphone, Android, PC and others. Its fast, compiles faster than any other Game Development systems, trust me , I own them all!

It is under 60 bucks, makes games that run very fast, has built in physics engine so it does most of the work for you,

Go to The Game Creator site and see for yourself, its amazing what this program can do!

And I would have rated it a 10 if I could, but this site limits new members to 8?

I dont understand this rule, because its a false rating, but I dont make the website here, i just visit it.

Nice site here!, bad rating system, sorry, i call em as I see em!

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ckidwell
ckidwell

I've coded 5 games in AGK and one of them is featured here on Desura ; it works quite well and is very well suited to 2D games.

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Love this "engine"! A joy to code in, supported by a fantastically personal company and possibly the best forum members in the world!

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