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cW#Ravenblood
cW#Ravenblood CloudWalker
Nov 16 2012, 12:26pm Anchor

Hello folks!
I want to create a 2D Game (Jump/Run/Shoot a lá Shank) and I'm searching an engine for it.
Before you say I should search, I already did ;)

I found some engines which are free to use for a non-commercial project (I don't want to pay for a license if I don't sell the game), and it should be able to run around, shoot, pickup etc. :)

It would be nice if you could tell me some of your experiences!

Cheers!

Nov 16 2012, 9:12pm Anchor

engine like you dont want to write code?

cW#Ravenblood
cW#Ravenblood CloudWalker
Nov 17 2012, 8:30am Anchor

Coding or Programming doesn't matter :)

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and of a dream a reality"
-Antoine de St Exupéry

Nov 17 2012, 9:15am Anchor

Game Maker Studio perhaps? It looks quite nice..  Im using it since I have nowhere to put my pixel-art assets I have made.. :D

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Nov 17 2012, 9:46am Anchor

Unity3D.

Check the Unity3D asset store for some great 2D frameworks.

Disclaimer:
Please check if the asset suits your needs or not. Check their ratings. Be sure you feel it is worth getting it.

Nov 17 2012, 10:47am Anchor

Use game maker.  I'ts the best 2d (also has some 3d) engine out there  that i know of.

But you will need to buy it to make anything that you want but it's only $45 - $50 (i got mine back when it was $25)

Sandbox.yoyogames.com

Yoyogames.com\

they also got it for steam

Store.steampowered.com

Nov 18 2012, 10:59pm Anchor

I'd go with HTML5, using the Crafty Engine.

Nov 19 2012, 6:37am Anchor

okay game maker (most versatile but you need to buy for extra features that aren't necessary), construct 2 (my personal fav, and free, also uses html 5, and has easy to understand interface), unity with 2d framework (already mentioned but pay is required as MH sed) , vx ace is amazing but you need to buy program but well worth it, also torque 2d is awesum (but requires buying)..it depends on your level of coding and what you wanna do really. construct 2 is my recommendation :) also if you wanna learn python use blender ^^ but that's on another lvl

Nov 19 2012, 8:37am Anchor

I vote for Construct as well.

Disclaimer:
Please make sure that you download it and check it first before buying. While we do recommend Construct, it is up to the user to see if their game idea can be brought to reality using Construct. If you feel frustrated, use Construct's forums. If you cannot use Construct, or unable to use it, or do not understand how to use HTML5 or general programming practices -- please make sure it is the right decision before buying it (Friendly advice).

cW#Ravenblood
cW#Ravenblood CloudWalker
Nov 19 2012, 3:10pm Anchor

Thanks alot!
Helped us really, we are currently trying Construct 2, let's see if it fits our workflow :)
Thanks all of you for your tips and recommendations!

Cheers!

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"Make of your life a dream,
and of a dream a reality"
-Antoine de St Exupéry

XHH
XHH
Nov 27 2012, 6:33pm Anchor

I have Game Maker 8. It is absolutely wonderful. You can start working on the concept of the game rather than the technical stuff. If people say "EW DRAG AND DROP ER MAH GURD NOOB", they are wrong. Game Maker has GML, which is like a slimmed down C++ without all the syntax errors and importing. Don't worry too much about price (PM me if you have questions about price. I can help you with that if you want. ;) ).

If you want to try some coding, which for some reason is actually a bit fun; start out with Python/Pygame. It is a great language for anyone who wants to get into simiple game development. 

If you have tried Python/Pygame, or just want to feel pro, try C++/SFML. I haven't made anything with it, but I have heard great things about it. 

Good luck with your decision!

Nov 28 2012, 5:32am Anchor

Seriously no one suggested MMF2?... I mean its basically the same as Gamemaker but it has XNA/Xbox porting.

cW#Ravenblood
cW#Ravenblood CloudWalker
Nov 28 2012, 4:10pm Anchor

Whats MMF2?

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"Make of your life a dream,
and of a dream a reality"
-Antoine de St Exupéry

Nov 28 2012, 6:33pm Anchor

I assume he means Multimedia Fusion 2. To be honest I don't know why you would want to pay around ~$350 for the developer version of MMF2. You can get game maker for cheaper than that. Though maybe not with all platforms but eh.

Some other choices that are really easy to use and are free/have premium versions are.
Love2d.org
or
Stencyl.com

There are lots of other products out there. The best thing though is to just pick something and stick with it and make something awesome. So long as it runs good for what it is. The end user typically doesn't care how it was made or what it runs on.

Osc
Osc
Dec 12 2012, 5:51pm Anchor

I love MMF2, i think it has valour for each dollar it costs.

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