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This topic contains 9 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  theschwartz 7 years ago.

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  • #7802

    Chris H
    Participant

    Hi, I’m wondering are there many programs out there which allow you to create your own game? Currently I have discovered two, AGS – Adventure Game Studios and UDK – Unreal Development Kit.
    Just asking.

    AGS – http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/
    UDK – http://udk.com/

  • #46058

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    This is ace…

    http://www.scirra.com/

  • #46063

    mal
    Participant

    http://www.blender.org ( also free, open-source and can export to 3rd party game engines )

    Pressing P within Blender plays the in-built games engine.

    Check these forums out for info…
    http://blenderartists.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=34

    Mal

  • #46064

    Kentaree
    Participant

    I started off in games dev using Darkbasic, which is great for quickly developing small games and prototypes: http://www.thegamecreators.com They also have a lot of other game-related tools

  • #46066

    theschwartz
    Participant

    Unity game engine is also free and works really well. 3.0 is coming soon as well

    http://www.unity3d.com

  • #46069

    Chris H
    Participant

    Thanks for all the help! I’m trying out scirra right now, it’s a lot easier to get into game development if I’m not starting right from scratch at making my own game. How did all you guys start your game development careers?

  • #46070

    theschwartz
    Participant

    As a programmer, I made a lot of small games and programs showing off my my programming skills, which I have on my portfolio website. But it is also about a lot of networking to land your first game job. I was lucky to get because I knew someone within the industry.

  • #46071

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    I did localisation QA for a few years, moved away and did some other game related jobs, then I used Valve’s Hammer to get a job as a junior level designer. Looking back I was not very technically proficient!

    I learned Maya on the job and now I am learning Unreal Dev Kit & using Maya with it.

    The more you know, the more you realise how little you know….

    If I had the time, I’d love to get into the Unity engine, but as a level designer, unreal is where its at.

  • #46074

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    I’ve never used it, but there is XNA (I’m sure some people here would be familiar with it)

    http://creators.xna.com/en-US/education/gettingstarted/bgintro/chapter1

    [Edit – the more I think about it, after Scirra, I’d try Unity if I was you…]

  • #46075

    theschwartz
    Participant

    I have used it a little. It is nice if you want a bare bones engine but because of that you need to do more programming than in other engines

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