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cristycs

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Hello guys, I'm Chris and I need to make a decision, I am a decent story writer, and a decent pixel artist, I love retro games and love 8/16bit music(www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qsWFFuYZYI or /watch?v=m4V3FJHTNHc something to listen while you read the post [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png[/img]), and want to give my stories a new life, I am looking for a good powerful 2D - 2.5D game engine with maybe multiplayer support, I am looking at games like Ninja Gaiden, Nekketsu Kakutou Densetsu NES, Dragon Ball Z - Advanced Adventure GBA, Metal Slug Neo-geo.... to Maplestory(not including the grindfest) and want to make something with the same feel, no grindfest, just plain fun with a good story, and good art. I know is a long process but I don't want to make a wrong decision from the start. I have been looking at game engines at [url="http://content.gpwiki.org/index.php/Game_Engines"]http://content.gpwik...hp/Game_Engines[/url] and I don't know what is the best one for what I want. Any suggestions will be appreciated. THX and have a nice day.

PS: I have used Unity3d a bit and know C,C++,C#,Python and javascript at a basic/beginner level. Edited by cristycs

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I've seen C#/XNA used for quite a few one-or-two-man retro games. XNA was also used for Terraria, and A.R.E.S.

That's a framework though, not an engine, so you'd have to put your own work into it but at least it's versatile enough to give you the features you might want.

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You might want to give the Blender Game Engine a try.

It's a full fledged 3D engine that utilizes the Bullet physics library, but it can be used for "retro" games. I know of a guy who goes by SolarLune, who is using for exactly that. Watch some of his devlogs: [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTrfgtNlu08"]clicky[/url].

You can watch my video tutorials to figure out the basics of the system: [url="http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL363669892084DD09&feature=plcp"]clicky[/url].

There's also a more advanced series that utilizes python (you can find the playlist on my channel).

Lack Python experience? Here's a video video tutorial series to help you out: [url="http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDFB7FFF90EE6F0C1&feature=plcp"]clicky.[/url]

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Maybe you could try Gemtree Peter programming tool (sorry for spam - it's my creation). It allows easy creation of 2D and 3D games for Windows and is fully Freeware. [url="http://peter.hostuju.cz/"]http://peter.hostuju.cz/[/url]
[img]http://www.breatharian.eu/petr2.jpg[/img]

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