I have a couple of ideas but since I probably be working solo and I have no experience in coding I'll probably focus on making a humorous adventure/rpg in rpg maker or a simple stealth game in gamemaker. Nothing too big so I hope it might actually get done.
You can take a look at <span class="bold">GameMaker: Studio</span>
, it lets you make games with minimal knowledge, and has a large community. Keep in mind that for all the games you'll make, you'll have to use scripting languages, even with RPG Maker
. There's a free version of GameMaker: Studio
if you want to try it (the Standard
edition). There's also the Professional
edition (now at 49.99$)
and a Master Collection
for "serious" designers (it's highly expensive though, 799.99$, and the Standard and Professional versions are more than enough to get started)
. Take a look at the website, there's a <span class="bold">showcase of games</span>
made with the software, a lots of <span class="bold">tutorials</span>
and <span class="bold">projects</span>
, and a <span class="bold">complete guide</span>
to help you with your first projects. Hotline Miami, Stealth Bastard, Home, Risk of Rain, God will be Watching, Gunpoint, Spelunky, See no Evil, Valdis Story, Another Perspective
and Starship Corporation
are all games that were developed with GameMaker: Studio
About The Game Maker Company (YoYo Games)
, who are behind this product:
The Game Maker Company is located in Utrecht in the Netherlands. Its goal is to assist individuals and companies in creating exciting games on various platforms. It does so by participating in game development companies and by providing advise, writing papers and books, and even creating games itself. The company is run by Mark Overmars who has had a long history in the design and development of games, as a university professor, a hobbyist, and an enterpreneur.
I've attached 5 screenshots of the interface, including the tutorial ones.
Yeah I actually have a game maker pro license, or at least I think it's pro. It might be an older version of the software now that I look at their website but hopefully not that old. They made a giveaway last year for the standard edition and then there was a giveaway for the pro upgrade which I got as well. Although I might probably need some tutorials on how to do stuff with this software since it's obviously not for like total meganoobs like myself.