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Hi. Does anybody know of a match-3 game engine that is available, free or otherwise? I've seen people offering the raw code
for match 3 games, but I hope was hoping for something where I could just manipulate the images and scoring.

I'm new to game development, but not to programming. I have background in c++ object development, other languages, scripting, VB
and graphics and animation. I work in education and would like to come up with some better games than the schools are currently pay an arm and a
leg for. I have Mission Maker and find it quite easy. (I do know it's intended for kids!)

Thanks.

Michele

When I started programming, we had to load the paper tape with the operating system before we loaded the compiler and then the program.
I am THAT old. Go easy on an old bag.

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PopCap Games Framework, is what I think you're looking for.
The engine can be downloaded here, hasn't been updated since 2009 though.
[url]http://www.moddb.com/engines/popcap-games-framework/downloads/popcap-games-framework-v13[/url]

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Many thanks! I own a couple PopCap games - I never thought of looking there.

Michele



[quote name='0Circle0' timestamp='1313440260' post='4849545']
PopCap Games Framework, is what I think you're looking for.
The engine can be downloaded here, hasn't been updated since 2009 though.
[url="http://www.moddb.com/engines/popcap-games-framework/downloads/popcap-games-framework-v13"]http://www.moddb.com...s-framework-v13[/url]
[/quote]

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For C++ there is also the [url="https://developer.playfirst.com/"]Playground SDK[/url]. Alternatively there is [url="http://www.yoyogames.com/gamemaker/windows"]Game Maker[/url] which would probably provide enough power for this situation. [url="http://www.scirra.com/"]Construct[/url] and [url="http://www.clickteam.com/eng/mmf2.php"]Multimedia Fusion 2[/url] might also fit your style (both are fairly simple to use). Multimedia Fusion 2 even has a demo called [url="http://www.quickflashgames.com/games/fusion-shapes/"]Fusion Shapes[/url] showing the "ease" of making a match 3 game.

I have also used the PopCap framework. It is quite good (I released two commercial games and released a tutorial series using it!) but keep in mind it is a bit dated and is not currently supported by PopCap.

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