Monday, 3 December 2012

Game Editors Roundup


It would seem that every time I turn my back there is another games Editor. The classic and probably the one that started the genre is Scratch. Very simple to get started, ideal for primary, but limited in functionality. Scratch  (http://scratch.mit.edu/)

Microsoft then thought they could make one for X-Box and Windows 7 and make it 3d to boot. Kodu was born: http://www.kodugamelab.com/ It's a lot of fun and a great introduction to some of the key concepts, the only real limiting factor is that you can't design your own sprites.

Now the real gap in the market has been to find something that's a bit more substantial than these kits, but not as complicated as a full-blown programming language.

Html 5 based
Tululoo - http://www.tululoo.com/
Construct2 - https://www.scirra.com/

Java based
Greenfoot - http://www.greenfoot.org


App Development
Stencylworks -http://www.stencyl.com/stencyl/overview/
GameSalad - http://gamesalad.com/
Game Editor - http://game-editor.com/Main_Page
Game Maker - http://www.yoyogames.com/gamemaker/studio

For advanced users we have some very advanced kit, but the catch is that you really need to have at least grasped the basics before tackling a large project.

Programming language
Python & PyGame http://www.pygame.org

3d Games kit
Tool for video game development, architectural visualizations, and interactive media installations
http://unity3d.com/

If you know of more then please, add it in the comments box.




3 comments:

  1. Sploder.com is one that I came across recently. Almost no programming involved. Kind of like a more modern version of 2doit yourself for tweens. I like the list, quite helpful and add them to my arsenal :D
    Take Care

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  2. Thanks, that's another good one! Also whilst thinking about it, Little Big Planet is a pretty good games designer.

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