As part of the groundwork for MAGICAL, we carried out an extensive survey of existing game-making environments for learners. Our aims were to: further our understanding of such tools by capturing the state of the art bring the requirements and specifications for MAGOS into sharper focus avoid reinventing the wheel.
This Is Your Code Ray: Copy-Paste-Hack Code Hero is a first-person science shooter. You use the code ray to execute code and edit the world. Your code ray can copy code like powerups and fire it like ammo to do new things. Editing allows you inspect every object in the world to manipulate code and create new objects that combine to create a whole game world.
With GameMaker: Studio™ 's built-in GameMaker Language (GML), you can control every last detail of your game – pathfinding, physics, object interaction, particles, data structures and more… And should you find that even that is still not enough for your project, you can easily expand GameMaker: Studio™ by using GML extensions – or creating your own – to include social networking, payment systems or any other feature you can think of. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Game Maker has been the cornerstone of my video game design and development instruction for some time now. In the past, I have used it to as a tool in summer computer camps, after school programs, and a unit in our school’s gifted and talented program. Currently, it is the primary tool in the 8th grade semester long video game design and development elective at William Annin Middle School in Basking Ridge, NJ and the online game design and development course offered through the VHS Collaborative (formerly Virtual High School). I have developed a number of resources for Game Make 8.1 and am in the process of creating new resources and converting many of my existing resources for use with Game Maker Studio . These resources will be available here in addition to the Game Maker Teacher site and Valve’s Steam for Schools Game Maker site (coming soon!)
If you don't have Game Maker go to http://gamemaker.nl/ to obtain your copy of free Game Maker software and the other wonderful resources that Mark Overmars has developed and gathered together. The main current purpose of this website is to distribute free Game Maker educational resources, such as hands on tutorials, demonstrations and course outlines. This website was created and is maintained by Bill Kerr. The resource writers curently publishing here are Bill Kerr, Al Upton and Tony Forster.
From YoYoGames Wiki Over the past years GameMaker is being used more and more for educational purposes, as a vehicle to teach students about programming, technology, and of course game design itself. The activities range from technology summer camps (see for example the Childrens Technology Workshop) and elementary schools, to highschools and universities (for example the course on Game design at Utrecht University). On this page you find information and links that are useful for educators.
I like to work with 2D engines that take a lot of the legwork out for me. I don't like having to code stuff from scratch all of the time. The more time you will spend on design and QA the better the game will be. The more time you spend on technical garbage, the less time you have to work on making the game good. I have noticed this with my projects.
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See our list of the top free online game design and development courses. Learn about what courses are available and what topics they cover to find the course that's right for you. Info on Free Online Courses in Game Design and Development Game design and development involves various fields, from graphic design and programming, to math and probability.
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Consider to check out the new, completely updated and improved version of this list :) “Big List of Game Making Tools” (old: August 2011) -> makegames.PixelProspector.com (new: March 2013) On this page you can find a bunch of good game development tools that help you to create a game. I haven’t tested all of the programs by myself yet but I do have spoken to many devs and asked them what they think of them. Before you start I highly recommend to read Finishing A Game (great article about game development by Derek Yu, the developer of Spelunky )
In this detailed five-part tutorial series , I’ll show you how to make a frantic side-scrolling shoot-’em-up, complete with multiple levels, parallax scrolling, lots of enemies, power-ups, and even a boss battle. We’ll make the whole thing with the free Construct 2 gamedev tool , meaning you don’t need any previous programming or game development knowledge. Let’s get started!
As a moderator on Scirra’s forums and having provided support for Construct 2 since its early days, I’ve seen my fair share of newcomers to programming and to this specific tool. It’s common to see beginners get excited about their new discoveries, their fresh perspectives, and the overwhelming feeling that they’ll actually get to build their dream game. This is all great, but often these feelings lead to those beginners making certain missteps when joining an online gamedev community.
It’s been two and a half months now since I first walked onto the campus of the American School of Bombay (ASB) and began my volunteer internship in the areas of Tech-Integration into Education and Educational Research & Development. Being a recent Game Development graduate of Full Sail University and upon understanding ASB’s desire to study, prototype, and integrate games-based learning into the educational experience of their students, I leapt at the opportunity to teach a weekly Game Design Workshop. Game design, for me, represents something incredible – it allows you to create a virtual world comprised of systems and laws that are shaped by your passions, dreams, fears, and desires. Once you have designed this world, you can share it with others to create an experience unlike anything else. As most of you know, the students here at the American School of Bombay are inundated with extracurricular activities – everything from athletics to theatre to community service.