November 15th, 2013, 03:00 PM
Need help to develop simple game
I am new here, so sorry if im not writing in the right place or if i'm making anything wrong.
I want to make a simple 2D game, something like pacman, where i have a character, 15 pictures and i go around and destroy the pictures with my character. I'ts something really simple imo, its just to make a fun game with my family for christmas, but i have no idea where to start or which program to use.
I have some experience with programing, but more in the communication area and microcotrollers, not really in the gamming section.
Sorry for the bad english, i tried my best
Thanks in advance for all the help you can give me
February 20th, 2014, 07:40 AM
What programming language are you used to?
February 28th, 2014, 01:57 PM
Originally Posted by FilipeAraujo
March 2nd, 2014, 03:01 AM
Hello FilipeAraujo, you've chosen the right stream for you, that is, Game-Development. You want to create a small arcade game like PacMan. Though its not going to be very easy but yes its not that hard to create a game. First you'll have to know a little more about the game you'll be creating, it can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pac-Man
and about Arcade-Game: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcade_game
Game Maker: Its a very good, easy to use, GCS. You can create many good games with this. Though its simple, it can be used to create many large-scale 3D games. It uses a simple and easy to learn GML(Game-Maker Language) Programming language but you need not know it (as you're creating a simple game). Its Professional Version costs $99.99 (Pro version can create 3D games) but there exists a Lite Version thats for free!, and I recommend you to use it as you'll be creating a 2D Arcade game not a 3D game. Link: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Program...me-Maker.shtml . You can search for tutorials on google.
Blitz-Basic(NOT recommended): I don't know about this GCS and never used but heard that its easy to learn and powerful GCS. You'll need to learn BASIC before you use it. Link: http://blitzbasic.com/
So its up to you what to chose, I'll recommend going with Programming languages but if you've very little time then Game Maker is good.
Java Programming Tutorial: http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrica...uary-iap-2010/
Games in Java: http://zetcode.com/tutorials/javagamestutorial/
You should also see this post (link:http://forums.devshed.com/game-devel...nt-958348.html ) for ideas on game development.
Game-Programming in Java-Script: http://dev.bennage.com/blog/2013/03/05/game-dev-03/