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  • Free Game Development Tools For Novice Game Creators

    - Thomas Glare
  • If you often spend time playing games, and for you this is more than just entertainment, then, for sure, you are thinking about the idea of developing your own game. Maybe you want to do something better in your favorite game, or maybe some interesting game ideas or even a completely new game universe, which asks to be implemented as a real game have been born in your head.

    Furthermore, the development of virtual games has become not only an exciting hobby now, but also a highly paid job.

    Why is it Cool to Create Games?

    • The freedom of action. Imagine that you have a clean sheet in front of you, and everything you paint on it begins to come to life and live their life. You control every pixel of the virtual world and you can realize absolutely any ideas. This is a real dream for creative people with a good imagination!

    • Self-development. Game development perfectly develops intelligence. The creation process has many branches and working alone, you have to try yourself as a designer, sound engineer, scriptwriter, and programmer.

    • For your first game, you do not need to learn all the specializations, just get practical knowledge. Working with the following projects, you can choose your favorite occupation, and distribute the rest of the work.
    • Good income. The gaming industry has already gathered under its banner 30% of the world's population. Revenue from the sale of games for 2016 was $ 88.4 billion. Of course, large developer companies divided the lion's share of this money, but individual creators also took off their cream. Take, for example, the Minecraft sandbox, which brought its creator more than $ 100 million. And similar jackpots are not uncommon in the gaming industry.

    A good idea made in quality can become a rich gold vein.

    Creating your own computer game is not such a difficult thing if you do not start from a scratch, but use the work of other, more experienced people. Why should you be engaged in the programming of standard game elements, if this has already been invented for you? It is better to start with the creative component of the game - to invent levels, enemies, heroes, new interesting events. For this purpose, special tools - game engines have been created.

    The Most Popular Game Engines

    Construct 2

    A powerful visual environment for developing 2D games. It has wide capabilities and flexible settings for events and behavior. Thanks to its simplicity in usage, this program will help beginners to create their first game quickly, and make professionals happy with a rich set of functions.

    The Construct 2 program allows you to develop games without programming. Here you add and edit objects on the canvas of the future game, then revive the picture, setting events and manners. Why should you spend hours digging into the code, when you can devote this time to design and create a pleasant atmosphere for the players?

    For the visual designer of games, this program has a remarkably impressive arsenal of possibilities. Flexible settings allow you to create a game in the way you want it to be. You can develop a living virtual world, imposing conditions and actions on objects and placing them in the events. In the course of practice, you will not only understand the essence of the program better but also train logical thinking.

    Do you want your games to run on Windows, Linux, Mac, Android or iOS? Thanks to the multiplatform export of Construct 2, this is no longer a problem.

    Its main features include:

    • Intuitive interface

    • Advanced Event System

    • Flexible behavior settings

    • 70 ready-made special effects

    • Creating games for Android and iOS

    • 30 built-in plug-ins + ability to create / add new ones, etc.


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