first off! i do NOT work for the company that have this program so this is _NOT_ Advertisement, i'm just interested in sharing interests
im currently studying Gamedevelopment in a university here in Sweden and i'm also an eternal fan of Diablo series from Blizzard.
i was going around this forums and got the idea... as most here are interested in games maybe some guys are interested to start making some "simple" games. There is this program called "Gamemaker" that i and my school use to learn the basics of game making and its a perfect tool for the one interested in making games but maybe don't know that much about programming. The lite version is 100% free but comes whit some limitations that shouldn't bother a normal user, if you find it very interesting buying a copy is recommended. you can make anything from Super mario to quake.
Learning this program and making Prototypes of games are one thing that people like me (serious game developer) use daily!
I recommend starting whit the Tutorials that are in the program there is 2 of them right there and there is pleny on the web
I'm even adding a game here that I made using Gamemaker. you might want to lower the volume a bit before starting it
My game: Helicopter Escape Run of Death, Reloaded and Reborn!
This game was made over the period of 2 weeks, and we was told to make a "ONE button game" not 2 not even using the mouse, 1! button. I made this game and it was enjoyed by everyone trying it.
If you got feedback about my game comment it here, or on twitter
i have made numerous games but this is the one i want to share for the moment.
if you want to contact me for questions about Gamemaker or anything else you can reach me on Twitter!
my Twitter: @Nivius
Info about Gamemaker lite 8.1: Here
Download Gamemaker lite 8.1: Here
Gamemaker Free Recources: Here
Edited by Nivius, 10 January 2012 - 09:18 PM.