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where can i make games free and easy because i am a newbie

Posted Aug 5, '09 at 1:58pm

ferary

ferary

304 posts

where can i make games free and easy because i am a newbie

 

Posted Aug 5, '09 at 10:06pm

ferary

ferary

304 posts

can some body please help me

 

Posted Aug 5, '09 at 10:37pm

colinvantveld

colinvantveld

110 posts

One thing you could try is a free program called "Scratch." It's not specifically for gaming, but it is a start. I don't know anything more on gaming though.

 

Posted Aug 5, '09 at 10:38pm

Ernie15

Ernie15

12,527 posts

Knight

Try using flash. It isn't free but it's the best way to design games...

 

Posted Aug 5, '09 at 11:20pm

crimsonblade55

crimsonblade55

4,349 posts

Try using flash. It isn't free but it's the best way to design games...

Well he asked for an easy way not the best way. I wouldn't say Flash is the easiest by any means. Its more of a professional tool. Its sort of like how 3DS Max is to Google SketchUp. 3DS Max is a more professional tool that allows more detail, and better more realistic graphics, but costs a good amount of money, and has a steep learning curve for people who are new to 3D modeling, where as Google SketchUp is free, and is a lot easier to use, but doesn't allow for the best detailed graphics. In a metaphorical(and some times literal) sense its the same way between Flash and some other game making programs such as Scratch, and Game Maker. Though I'm not really sure why I am explaining all of this as you probably already know that.

As for the original question I would suggest possibly Game Maker if you really want to start learning how to make games. For a beginner its not really about starting off learning the best programs for making games, but ones that have the smallest learning curve, and build your way up. Just a bit of advice though. If you do choose Game Maker I would suggest actually learning how to code in gml once you think you know the interface well enough, so you can start learning a programming language of some sort, because every game is based off of some sort of programming language and its best to start learning one somewhere so you can understand the simple concepts of programming that stand true within every programming language(in other words learning one programming language makes it easier to learn others). I have yet to try this Scratch program, but it seems interesting as well. If you want to give that a try as well then I would say feel free to do so.

I guess I can supply links to both:

Game Maker 7.0
Scratch

Also if you want to have a look at Flash then I will give you a link to it as well:

Adobe Flash CS4

 

Posted Aug 12, '09 at 10:55am

evilmonkry8

evilmonkry8

31 posts

I use Game Maker.

 

Posted Aug 12, '09 at 11:17am

razlbasil

razlbasil

97 posts

I recently got flash, it's a very complicated design though, and even i dont really get it as far as making games, even though thats what i aim for, I would use game maker if you want an easy game maker (duh) and the links are 2 posts above this so i will not post the link.

 

Posted Aug 21, '09 at 6:43am

BenTheBozer

BenTheBozer

766 posts

Learn python :P

 

Posted Aug 25, '09 at 8:21pm

mki10

mki10

78 posts

can u add a link for python i wanna learn too. if u make a game on scratch or python or gamemaker can u send them to armorgames or does it only take flash

 

Posted Aug 29, '09 at 3:44am

LennonTheMage

LennonTheMage

55 posts

@mki10 only flash

@ferary Flash can be easy if you have a good friend you know to teach you. If you ever need to learn the basics I can help, just leave a comment on my user page.

 
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