20+ Tools For Creating Your Own Games

Mashable has a list of tools for creating your own games – Flash and/or homebrew games, that is. I haven’t checked out every single link, and perhaps I could come up with a similar list in 5 minutes with Google, but hey, Mashable is a pretty cool site. Who knows what you might find here? Cool ideas, prototyping tools, new business opportunities?

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  1. Stitched wrote:

    This is great but it STILL assumes considerable programming knowledge to get rudimentary results.

    Posted 13 Jan 2008 at 13:31
  2. Jurie wrote:

    The Flash resources probably, what about the RPG Maker stuff? I didn’t look at them in detail.

    My problem is usually the art, not the programming. Give me a toolset with great built-in art assets (with some customizability thrown in), and I am happy. Of course, if a toolset requires programming there are good and bad ways to do that.

    This is my personal preference, of course.

    Posted 13 Jan 2008 at 13:37
  3. Stitched wrote:

    I am coming from the opposite end. I want the ability, of course, to bring in assets from most, if not all 3d packages, but hooking that into even the most basic control schemes, requires coding.

    I’m an artist – I can’t possibly be expecting to write an animation engine from scratch when there should be many available or built in already.

    My interests like in prototyping; although not in the same way Danc does with a simple 2d graphic. I want to do “interactivity”.

    This is why building relationships with programmers is important.

    Posted 13 Jan 2008 at 13:44
  4. Jurie wrote:

    I agree that where interactive 3D character animation is concerned there is a gap in publicly available tools, as far as I can tell at least. (Of course, if I had the tools I wouldn’t be able to use them, not even with animation files I thinl.)

    Your best bet might be to take a game with modding capabilities, e.g. Crysis. But even then you may need to code if you want to modify things beyond what the game provides.

    Posted 13 Jan 2008 at 14:14

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  1. From Anti Patterns on 14 Jan 2008 at 11:10

    20 outils pour faire des jeux ^_^…

    We all play games, but not many of us have tried to actually create games. Have you been scared due to all the programming knowledge you think it takes? Well, thanks to the wonders of the web, now there are numerous tools that enable almost anyone to …

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