Game software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by HappySnail, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. HappySnail macrumors regular

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    I want to create a 2D game in a similar style as Worms or braid. I can easily create the artwork but i need an engine to put it on.
    I was wondering if there is any software for creating a game with little or no coding required for mac/pc. I probably could code if i had tutorials and enough time but i would prefer to try just to do art based work. If anyone has any ideas i'd appreciate it.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If you want to make a game, you're going to have to learn some coding...
     
  3. JavaWizKid macrumors 6502a

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    I learnt to make a basic game using Java and I made an applet. It is fairly easy to pick up. However flash is a lot better for gaming but you have to dish out a lot of money to start developing in it.
     
  4. HappySnail thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have used flash before, both for animating and creating games, i managed to create a couple of games on flash using actionscript and drawings but wanted to create a more detailed game and flash got very messy with all the different drawings. I was just wondering if there was a program more suited to creating games, maybe the new flash is better as i have the '04 version.
     
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  6. HappySnail thread starter macrumors regular

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    I looked at game maker but only a .exe file was available so i assumed it wasn't available for mac.
     
  7. JavaWizKid macrumors 6502a

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    You could use bootcamp or VMware Fusion? I don't think it's available for Mac natively though.
     
  8. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Power Game Factory makes side scrolling games with no programming needed.
     

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