As mentioned on Episode #580 of Orange Lounge Radio, here's my list of game creation tools for those of you that wanna participate in the upcoming VOG Game Jam: "A buggy game" is the official winning theme! (which could either be bugs as in the game doesn't work right, insect bugs, or maybe even a volkswagen bug or similar vehicle like a dune buggy? I think they allowed a pretty broad meaning to 'bug'
)Klik n Play
hosted locally on Glorious Trainwrecks (They do game jams all the freaking time, a few years ago I even submitted a couple games
Editor great for text-adventure games ala Zork and the likeScratchGame MakerRen'py
Supposed to be good for Visual Novels (I think stuff like Snatcher)Inform7
free multiplatform interactive fictionKnytt Stories
Level editor for the indie platformer KnyttAdventure Game StudioMultimedia Fusion/The Games Factory/Clickteam Fusion 2.5
| Link to Clickteam's Retired Programs page
, where you can freely download the pro edition of TGF1
- TGF is the one I swear by, It's super easy to create a simple game in a matter of minutes! Clickteam Fusion 2.5 is also free and exports to HTML5, so it might be worth checking out as well!ConstructConstruct Classic
haven't tried this one yet, but I might at some pointConstruct 2
as mentioned in my FOOGLE response on OLR the paid edition is pretty pricey, BUT the free one will still let you export games in HTML5, so it'd be perfect for this!Processing
free, multiplatform simple Java-ish platformUnity 3D
need I say more?MegaZEUX
hat tip to OrangeRight for finding the link to ZZT!
Best of luck to all the VOG people in the forthcoming Game Jam!!
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