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Mobile Games

01 March 2013 - 03:55 PM

I've decided that I want to focus on making games for Android and iOS.  I know there are a bunch of game maker tools available.  I started looking at GameMaker and it seems pretty nice.  I did some googling and Stencyl comes up a lot for making games very easily without any code.  Are these two programs the most widely used to create mobile games?  Are there other tools that are more popular and better to create games with? Curious what the current trend is in the mobile world.



GameMaker Tutorials

22 February 2013 - 04:40 PM

After doing some research and asking around on the forums, it looks like GameMaker is the ideal engine for me to start learning to make 2D games.  I was wondering if anyone knew of any good tutorials online?  I saw that the free edition of GameMaker does include some tutorials in the application.  There are a ton of resources online, but thought I'd ask to see if anyone had any recommendations.  Thanks!

iOS Development on PC

05 February 2013 - 09:38 AM

So as a continuation from a previous thread I opened asking about iOS/Android tools, I wanted to ask a follow-up specifically about tools for creating iOS apps on a PC.  Since I'm just starting out and won't be building any games just yet, I think the result was to use xCode initially to get use to building iOS apps.  Unfortunately, I don't have a mac (I use PC) and don't plan on buying a Mac just to play around with iOS apps.


Is there a partner tool out there similar to xCode to build apps for iOS that runs on Windows?  I can't imagine that Apple shuts out anyone who has a PC, but wouldn't be surprised though either.  Originally I was hoping to find something that would work for iOS and Android, but right now my main focus is to make some basic apps for iOS so I don't' care about Android at this point.


Thanks for your help... again.

Best Engine for 2D Games

02 February 2013 - 09:30 PM

I'm just starting off with learning to build my first game and trying to find what engine I should focus on learning and eventually using.  I plan on doing my coding in C#.  Based on everything I've read and advice I've gotten, this sounds like the ideal language to use.  I plan on making 2D games like RPGs.  I don't plan on venturing into 3D games so having an engine that is also capable of 3D games is not a concern of mine.  I'm looking for what engine would be best for 2D games.


I know this is a pretty open question and everyone has a different opinion on what is the "best".  Basically I'm looking for what engine people use to build 2D games the most has the a lot of content online like examples and tutorials.  I remember reading a lot about Allegro in the past so not sure if this is still one of the more common engines used, or if it's outdated with more modern/advanced engines for 2D games.


Any guidance and advance would be great.  Thanks for your help.

Tools for iOS/Android Apps

02 February 2013 - 08:56 PM

So I'm starting to get back into programming and want to take a shot at game development (hence why I'm here).  I've been going back and forth in my head trying to figure out what direction I want to go.  At first I was thinking PC or xBox games, but now I'm leaning towards learning how to make mobile apps for iOS and Android.  I don't think I'll have the time to commit myself to making a full RPG game like I dream about, so figure I should aim for smaller games and apps for mobile so I have a higher chance of delivering.


My end goal is to make a fun, simple RPG mobile game and I have a few ideas that could be neat.  I'm a ways away from that, but that's that point I want to reach.  In the meantime, I want to try and make some basic education apps for my sister who is an elementary teach.  I figure this would be a good start to learn how to programs apps for iOS and Android, and then I can take the next step to make a full game.


From all the questions I've asked before and what I've read in other forums, it sounds like C# is the way to go.  What I'm trying to figure out now is the best tools to go about programming apps.  I've always used Visual Studio for programming in the past, but that was a long time ago.  I see that Apple offers a program called Xcode for making apps.  Is this worth getting, or are there other programs (like Visual Studio) that are fine for making apps as long as you get the APIs for iOS and Android.  What's the most popular tools for making apps and games for iOS and Android?


Thanks for your help.