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May 19 2013, 7:23pm Anchor

Hello everyone, okay? First'm new here so be patience with me, please!!

Well, I'm programmer makes about 4 years, but not in games, and they've always been fanatical. Now I am very excited to create a 2D platform game and would like a opnion who understands the subject already.

I already have the story of the game and have to choose the engine and this is where the problems begin. Already tested the UDK, Unity, CryEngine and none made ​​me like my kind of game.

I've been reading a lot about XNA and how the game would be for a console (PS3 or XBox360) and PC interested me, but I do not know if it's a good choice.

If you can point me to some other engine that is totally free (do not want to be spending the first game engine) I thank you very much.

Hugs friends.

iQew
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May 20 2013, 10:11am Anchor

Why don't you write your own engine from scratch in Java, for example? If you already know programming, you probably have learned Java and if not, it is going to be very easy to pick it up. If you do not want to write it from scratch, you can use premade libraries like Slick2D for Java and go from there.

What kind of game are you planning to create? Real 2D or 2.5D? If you want to go for 2.5D I'd recommend UDK or any other common popular 3D engine. The game you want to create shouldn't determine the engine you work with too much, I think. The best thing you can do though, is to create your engine from scratch.

Best wishes

May 20 2013, 2:01pm Anchor

Game Maker or Unity

May 20 2013, 5:35pm Anchor

Well firstly thanks for the answer of you.

Yes I thought about creating my engime for the game and it will be 2D Real iQew. I am a programmer, but not game so no FAO idea where to start to create an engine, if you have a coordinated again I appreciate the help.

Hugs.

May 20 2013, 7:28pm Anchor

I suggest Game Maker. It is quite cheap to start out with and you can buy modules afterwards to have different platforms to export to.
The Professional Edition is quite often 50% off.  I got the HTML5 Module incl. Professional for a measly 40 EUR.

May 20 2013, 11:43pm Anchor

What about love?  https://love2d.org/   It's not really an engine but it might be something to check out

May 23 2013, 2:38pm Anchor
MurDoc_Inc wrote:Game Maker or Unity

I would go for Unity, it works great as a 2D engine if you want it to. And you get almost unlimited possibilities for the future as a bonus.

iQew
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May 25 2013, 10:42am Anchor

I recommend the videos of this guy: Youtube.com
It might be overwhelming at first, but since you already have experience as a Programmer, I don't think there is much that is going to shock you. If you understand what he is doing, you'll be able to write a simple 2D game engine from scratch.

Best regards 

May 30 2013, 9:10am Anchor

With these tutorials friend recommended you have no more questions, I will use the same java and I even do without a engine.

I made a prototype of the style of the game here, tell me what you think.

Thank you all!!

Edited by: angelovmerlo

iQew
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May 30 2013, 10:19am Anchor
angelovmerlo wrote:With these tutorials friend recommended you have no more questions, I will use the same java and I even do without a engine.

I made a prototype of the style of the game here, tell me what you think.

Thank you all!!


The link doesn't seem to work for me. You could just upload the picture to your profile on ModDB and share that link.

May 30 2013, 10:48am Anchor

excuse for the failure, was a space in the file name. changed in the post and follow the link right here as well.

here

thank you

iQew
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May 30 2013, 11:05am Anchor
angelovmerlo wrote:excuse for the failure, was a space in the file name. changed in the post and follow the link right here as well.

here

thank you


Looks really cool, how are you exactly going to realize the game now?

May 30 2013, 3:12pm Anchor

Thanks, now I'm writing all the details of the plot of the game and what features it will have, so do not miss ... Since so feel will be a long process to finalize it.

After I create a new game on the site and I will put the information.

Many thanks for the help

iQew
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May 30 2013, 3:33pm Anchor
angelovmerlo wrote:Thanks, now I'm writing all the details of the plot of the game and what features it will have, so do not miss ... Since so feel will be a long process to finalize it.

After I create a new game on the site and I will put the information.

Many thanks for the help


I meant programming wise, what did you use exactly?

Jun 4 2013, 12:39pm Anchor

Game Maker, RPG Maker, Construct, Any engine that uses python

Jun 10 2013, 11:56pm Anchor

ARe you doing it "just for fun" or do you have a bigger/long-term plan in mind? If the former, go with whats most fun/easiest to get into, if latter, also take into account the licensing fees, cross-platform support, programming language + support, etc. 

That being said, I recommend Unity as well altho I hear doing pure 2D is a bit tricky. Game Maker would work great too.

If you enjoy coding, go for something lower-level like SFML - while not an engine per-se it's excellent for 2D graphics, windowing, audio, networking etc. Game Maker might work as well.

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