Netbook game-makers: BIG money! BIG prizes!

November 1, 2010

Header: Games for Netbooks competition

Remember when we covered The Game Creators ‘Games for Netbooks’ comp? Remember when we wrote about all the winning entries?

Actually, you can’t – because we haven’t… yet.
BUT THAT’S WHAT WE’RE DOING TODAY.

James York from TGC has sent through all the details… Keep reading for all the results, screenshots & luscious links!

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Download game creator! Make game! Win stuff!

September 8, 2010

Yesterday we covered the FPS Creator, one of many game-making tools by The Game Creators.

Today, I thought* I’d tell you a bit about their current comp. (*Well, actually they sent me a press release which was (a) Relevant (b) Personalised (c) Short and (d) Friendly… Take note, PR people!)

It’s a “Games for Netbooks Competition”, which challenges you to make a game, playable on a netbook, using either DarkBASIC Professional (which is now FREE, how very ‘2010’!) or Dark GDK (now included free of charge with Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Express)

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Why wait for Duke? Make your OWN damn FPS!

September 7, 2010

One of the most exciting things for me in gaming, has been the sudden democratisation of game making in recent years. The incredible array of new tools released in the last decade has made it easier than ever before – to make your own game.

As I’ve mentioned previously, there are quite a few options, that vary enormously in scope, ease of use, and cost. Personally, I like Game Maker for what I want to do. (Old-school 2D games) But there are many other options, that will cover a variety of genres.

But what about if you JUST want to make a First Person Shooter?

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