I have finally finished my game design class. After (around) 20 weeks of the class, I’m glad it is over with. It was just teaching the basics of what makes a good game good. And some techniques that past game designers used to make their games good.
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I had to say, there was a lot of useless information in this class. The class should of done about implementing the techniques into a game. In the class, we used program called MultiMedia Fusion 2(MMF2). It’s a Drag&Drop event and actions program. I would recommend it to anybody new to game development. The only problem is, the free version is only a 30 day demo. In the class I made 3 different games, a tutorial game, a simple game, and a less simple game. It was fun coming up with new games and trying to get them to work, I guess.
I can share my final project from the class. I made it in the MMF2 demo but I ported it over to The Game Factory 2- Newgrounds Edition. The Game Factory 2- Newgrounds Edition exports the game to a SWF file that only works on Newgrounds. I will only have it in project stage because I don’t think it good enough to have it release on Newgrounds yet. I think I’m gonna recreate the game with another program like gamesalad.
Game Link: http://www.newgrounds.com/projects/games/678708/preview
Tell me how you like it.
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I like to play games a lot, but I don’t have a lot of money. That’s where free games come in. Free games can give hours of entertainment for the low low price of FREE. Most free games on the PC are college projects or a Free2Play MMO. Not all of them are “good”. But there are many out there that are darn well close to prefect. I would like to share some with you, time to time.
This game is a collaboration between Roger Hicks (rComplex) and Paul Veer (animator of Super Crate Box). From what I understand, this game was released on steam for a price, but now it’s FREE.
I would classify this game as a Metroidvania game. A 2D action-adventure, where you get a big world to explore, and parts are cut off until you get the right gear. I don’t want to give too much of the story.. The king kicked you out of the flying castle, you have to go back and teach him a lesson. The game has nice retro graphics that look amazing. Like most good games, Celestial Mechanica has great music that sets the tone.
Celestial Mechanica is definitely worth a download.
Download it here: www.celestialmechanica.com
This is more of a quality test video. Video recorded from Flipcam. Audio directly from the 3DS. If anybody has any low-budget tips to make the quality better, they would be greatly appreciated.
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Nintendo recently announced they they will not have a big Press Conference at E3 this year. They will hold smaller events, that would deliver different information targeted to different audiences. They confirmed 2 different events, a media presentation and a partner presentation.
This is a big let down for me… I always looked forwarded to Nintendo’s press conference, with announcing big games, and first looks. I kinda understand why they are doing this, they want to focus on 1 subject, instead of mixing information to the investors and fans. They also have successful Nintendo Directs that delivers news year around.
Hopefully the Media presentation is almost as big.
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There was a new Nintendo Direct yesterday. They gave some new details to games that are coming out soon, like they always do. Nintendo always has 1 or 2 major announcements on these shows. This one didn’t disappoint.
Earthbound is finally coming to the American Virtual Console.This has been one of the most requested games to be released on American Virtual Console, Nintendo has finally listened to the fans via Miiverse. Thank You, Miiverse Miis. EarthBound will be released later this year for the American and European Wii U virtual Console.
Everybody’s favorite Nintendo announcements, A NEW ZELDA GAME! Nintendo has announced a squeal to the Classic SNES game, Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past. Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past 2 will be in same world from A Link to The Past, but it will have a new original story and dungeons. It will have a top down look, like in the original, but in 3D, to add hight and depth for puzzles. There is a Video on the 3DS e-Shop to see how the 3D visuals work. Legend of Zelda: a Link to the Past 2 will be released for 3DS by this holiday season.
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