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[v2.1.3] GameMaker Studio – Ultimate 2D game IDE for both amateurs and professionals

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GameMaker Studio (GMS for short, formerly called: Game Maker, Animo) is a very powerful and popular cross-platform, multi-genre game development engine (GDE)/game creation system (GCS) for both entry-level novices/amateurs and seasoned game development professionals. It was written in Delphi by Mark Overmars from Netherlands and first published in 1999. Continue reading [v2.1.3] GameMaker Studio – Ultimate 2D game IDE for both amateurs and professionals

[v1.5.5] Crea – It’s not Terraria, Starbound or Planet Centauri

As is known to all, these retro + pixel styles of small indie games are vogue for the moment. Crea’s design and gameplay are similar with TerrariaStarbound or Planet Centauri, all of which have high playability. Yet Crea has its own difference and lightspot (‘Key Features’ lists part of them).

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[v0.7.8] Planet Centauri Portable full versions for Windows

Planet Centauri is a pixel-style sandbox based indie adventure RPG game with very high degree of freedom. The game content is roughly the same as Terraria and Starbound, but its global style of graphics is more downy.

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[v1.5.1] RPG Maker – Make your own 2D RPGs with ease

RPG Maker (AKA: RPG Tsukūru, RPGツクール, RPG Tkool) is the most popular 2D RPG games development engine developed by Enterbrain company from Japan. It’s both simple enough for a child and powerful enough for a developer. The whole series mainly includes: RPG Maker 2000, RPG Maker 2003, RPG Maker XP, RPG Maker VX, RPG Maker VX Ace, and RPG Maker MV.

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[v1.4.0] 8-Bit Commando – One classic remake edition of Contra

8-Bit Commando is a small 2D indie game developed by 2D Engine and first released in 2011. The first time you see it, you will realize that this is a remake edition of the old but classic series of video game Contra. In other words, that is equivalent to port Contra from FC console to PC platform to let you relive this classic video game.

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Sams Teach Yourself, Unity Game Development in 24 Hours, 2nd Edition

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Unity Game Development in 24 Hours, Second Edition may be currently the best tutorial book written for absolute beginners to the Unity game engine who want to learn it from scratch and step by step. Continue reading Sams Teach Yourself, Unity Game Development in 24 Hours, 2nd Edition

M.U.G.E.N – Most popular multi-player 2D fighting game maker

M.U.G.E.N (AKA: Mugen, MUGEN, 無限) is a discontinued but still very active free 2D fighting game engine with many customizable components. It was developed by Elecbyte, first released in 1999 (for DOS). In 2009, MUGEN 1.0 was released, and in 2013, MUGEN 1.1 came out. Continue reading M.U.G.E.N – Most popular multi-player 2D fighting game maker