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Community (Misc.) => Tricks of the Trades => Topic started by: Noracto on October 09, 2013, 07:45:12 AM

Title: How do you make these games?
Post by: Noracto on October 09, 2013, 07:45:12 AM
Hey Guys :)

I was just wondering...

Is there a special program people use to make these games? (to the moon, Quintessence, other indie games, etc.)
Its just that I am curious to try some ideas but I have no idea how to start them  :(

So I was just wondering if there were programs out there and if there are what would you reccomend using?

Title: Re: How do you make these games?
Post by: Just Lance on October 09, 2013, 07:58:17 AM
It's commercial software called RPG Maker the one that's used here is RPG Maker XP there are many versions out there.
Title: Re: How do you make these games?
Post by: Dr. Zooks McCoy on October 09, 2013, 10:55:57 AM
I've also heard GameMaker is especially good for beginners. RMXP is a bit... outdated. :P
Title: Re: How do you make these games?
Post by: Tumbles on October 09, 2013, 07:09:28 PM
I've also heard GameMaker is especially good for beginners. RMXP is a bit... outdated. :P

Game Maker = 1999
RMXP = 2004

Which one is outdated again? ;D
Title: Re: How do you make these games?
Post by: Dr. Zooks McCoy on October 09, 2013, 08:15:54 PM
Me talk intelligent words much. :x
Title: Re: How do you make these games?
Post by: Raxus on October 09, 2013, 10:36:25 PM
I've also heard GameMaker is especially good for beginners. RMXP is a bit... outdated. :P


Game Maker = 1999
RMXP = 2004

Which one is outdated again? ;D


DAMN (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnecHy2vyIQ#)
Title: Re: How do you make these games?
Post by: Dr. Zooks McCoy on October 09, 2013, 11:38:25 PM
That just made my day, Rax. XD
Title: Re: How do you make these games?
Post by: Noracto on October 10, 2013, 05:01:02 AM
lol Raxus

Thanks for the info guys I'll be looking up some youtube vids on how to use this program fully :P

And maybe sometime in the future I'll post a demo up so you can see what ive been up too :D
Title: Re: How do you make these games?
Post by: Dev J Chand on October 10, 2013, 11:06:54 AM
Good luck working with it. Hope to see something good from you. Cheers!

I wanted to try my hand at these open source game engines, but I thought that learning them thoroughly would take too much time. So would making something good with them.
Title: Re: How do you make these games?
Post by: Raxus on October 10, 2013, 02:30:58 PM
lol Raxus

Thanks for the info guys I'll be looking up some youtube vids on how to use this program fully :P

And maybe sometime in the future I'll post a demo up so you can see what ive been up too :D

Oooh! Which one did you choose? RPG Maker XP?
Title: Re: How do you make these games?
Post by: Noracto on October 10, 2013, 04:25:40 PM


Oooh! Which one did you choose? RPG Maker XP?

Yep I did  :) So far its great.
Title: Re: How do you make these games?
Post by: Raxus on October 10, 2013, 07:03:10 PM
Yeah it is! The best one by far. ;)

Hey, and if you need any help, just pm me. :)
Title: Re: How do you make these games?
Post by: Dr. Zooks McCoy on October 10, 2013, 07:09:25 PM
Yeah it is! The best one by far. ;)

*cuddles Macbook* Don't listen to them, GameMaker is great too! :'(
Title: Re: How do you make these games?
Post by: Ferdk on October 10, 2013, 08:47:56 PM
GameMaker is active. It's constantly updated. Even if the original software is old, the current engine is much more recent than RMXP (which hasn't been supported since VX was released, I think).

But GameMaker is a totally different thing. RM is much simpler, which makes it a good candidate for people who want to tell stories, but don't want to learn how to code or create complex gameplay mechanics.

Unity is a more complex engine that allows you to make basically any type of game you want. Even AAA stuff (good luck with that though XD). It's also free, but it takes quite a bit of effort to get the hang of it, from what I heard. Not for casuals.
Title: Re: How do you make these games?
Post by: Tumbles on October 10, 2013, 09:57:50 PM
Unity is pretty cool. :) It's what we use at uni. It's an awesome tool, but only if you're good at C# programming. Otherwise you might as well throw it in the bin. :P
Title: Re: How do you make these games?
Post by: Dev J Chand on October 11, 2013, 12:03:24 AM
Unity is pretty cool. :) It's what we use at uni. It's an awesome tool, but only if you're good at C# programming. Otherwise you might as well throw it in the bin. :P

The same could be said for every engine. If you're not good at programming or scripting in it, just get rid of it.

Or just learn it. 
Title: Re: How do you make these games?
Post by: Unimaginative Username on October 11, 2013, 11:16:48 AM
Game Maker = 1999
RMXP = 2004

Which one is outdated again? ;D

OpenGL = 1992

For some reason I don't think the initial release date comes into it ;D
Title: Re: How do you make these games?
Post by: Raxus on October 11, 2013, 01:39:50 PM
It's quality, I think. RMXP is still the best in my eyes, even though RMVX is easier to work with.
Title: Re: How do you make these games?
Post by: Tumbles on October 11, 2013, 11:25:32 PM
Game Maker = 1999
RMXP = 2004

Which one is outdated again? ;D

OpenGL = 1992

For some reason I don't think the initial release date comes into it ;D

Haha, yeah, I purposefully neglected to mention the many game maker updates. Just let me have this one!
Title: Re: How do you make these games?
Post by: Reives on October 14, 2013, 12:01:47 AM
Game Maker and Unity are awesome in the cross-platforming aspect. :) I wish RPG Maker could do that natively. As for RM, as Rax said, while the new ones are definitely more user-friendly (and powerful in some ways), XP has a better mapping system. There're ways to get around the limitations in the new ones, but it's kind of a hassle, heheh.