Hi! I've been programming for games since I was in seventh grade, working with engines that range from GameMaker to Unity to, what I am currently working in now ,java using library/frameworks. I really want to get a game development club going in my school to sort of train some kids (9-12th grade) in my school to form a small team. Right now I am currently searching for an engine that will work on macs and can be used by beginners. I've looked at some stuff such as Stencyl but it wont publish to desktop (Mac or PC) without having to pay a fee.
So what I'm basically looking for is a game engine that can be used by beginners (I guess drag and drop stuff), can publish to desktop, and if need be a price under $50. Any ideas?
Some other features that would be helpful would be the ability to code as well as drag in drop (Like gameMaker if you ever used it) and a supportive community.
If there is any thing out there like that please post it! Thank you.
Edited by mk.jr.fan, 21 March 2014 - 01:57 PM.