Games Factory 2
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- All Visual development studio
- Comes with 1000's of game sprites
- Printed manual and more tutorials online
- Makes games, screensavers and Internet files
- Very easy to use
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- Platform: Windows 98 / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
Have you ever thought about creating video games but were bored by the learning curve required by the traditional programming languages? Now with Multimedia Fusion 2 from Clickteam you can make your ideas come alive. Multimedia Fusion 2 is a very powerful all visual programming environment. All visual is perfect for the developer who likes to concentrate on the important parts of the creations: the design and game play. You won't get bogged down by the things that should be simple -- Like coding for hours to move a sprite on the screen.
Have you ever thought about creating video games but were bored by the learning curve required by the traditional programming languages? Now with The Games Factory 2 from Clickteam you can make your ideas come alive. TGF2 is a very powerful all visual programming environment. All visual is perfect for the developer who likes to concentrate on the important parts of the creations: the design and game play. You won't get bogged down by the things that should be simple -- Like coding for hours to move a sprite on the screen.
If you've ever wanted to make your own games then this is the product for you!See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
Now you can produce online Flash games at a tiny fraction of the cost of buying and learning Flash itself.
Although they have not changed much from the original Game Factory the changes they have made are absolute vital. For example being able to have unlimited animations for one object being the most useful in my opinion. But this still has a lot of the same flaws as the original. Platform movement is still awful and you will end up having to create your own engine if you want your games to be taken seriously. Also most of the animations and backdrops that you get free are the same as TGF1 so they did not even bother to change that. I was expecting so much more from this product which I have been waiting well over 10 years for. However that's not to say it's not any good because despite its flaws it's still an awesome and more importantly fun bit of software to have. The programming is not as easy as it makes out but it's still a lot easier to get your head around than coding.
To summarize it's hard to say whether this is worth buying. For anyone who has never used the original Games Factory I would suggest you download that for free first because its almost identical to the untrained eye but if your like me and you are a prolific game maker wannabe who preferred The Games Factory 1 over Multimedia Fusion and other game creating software out there you just have to have it.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
However, if you are an experienced game designer, or are totally enthusiastic toward game design/development, then you might prefer investigating a less expensive alternative, yet one that may prove to be more flexible... "Game Maker".
The "Game Maker" software follows the same drag-n-drop philosopy, but also incorporates the use of a scripting language if you find the need for this. The basic software is free with unlimited use. In addition, upgrading to the Pro edition, from the free, is only $20.00! You might want to give this software a try before you purchase TGF, at $50+ dollars.
It's all dragging and dropping. There are no file handles, IO streams, inheritance, polymorphism, or other other sophisticated programming concepts. In fact, there's really not any scripting, just clicking.
The level of sophistication you can create is on par with the average Intellivision or Atari 2600 game. However, the graphics can be high resolution and in full color. You can import WAV files for audio. It has options for creating multiplayer games, connecting to the Internet, saving high scores, and many other extras.
You could easily recreate your favorite 2D games: Rootbeer Tapper, 1942, Donkey Kong, etc. My son created an original game where you traverse mazes, collect cheese, and battle giant skulls. You're not going to use Game Factory to write the next installment of Halo, but you can certainly have a blast. It's way more creative and engaging than just playing video games.
One thing that could be improved is the documentation. The instructions are good, but not flawless. Sometimes we had to figure a feature out by trial and error when the manual was not clear.
This game is the most effective marketing tool I have and it was less than $65 with shipping. My customers could not be happier!
OK, I said it was a little quirky. To really get into detail with some complex movements and interactions, you will find that it doesn't always give you the precision you may want and thus you have to take it with a grain of salt. Also, there is not a ton of help content so you will need to review the tutorials others have provided on the site to really ramp up your skills.