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Easy to use, and okay for the price
on 3 November 2001
Press reviews I've read have all said "you won't be making the next Quake or Tomb Raider with this package" and they're right. The 3D Gamesmaker is a simple tool that allows you to make reasonably simple 3D games.
You get a lot of choice though. You can create a space game, a tank game, a driving game, a tomb raider style game, a Doom style game.. and several others. You can then select from hundreds of scenes or even create your own. Moving on, you select the enemies, their weapons, obstacles, level boss, and objectives.
It's very much a cookie cutter process. Specify what you want, and go. But while the games are basic, the graphics are pretty good. Don't expect Quake 3 quality here, but they're better than Quake 1 for sure. The sounds are good too, and there's hundreds of MP3s on the CD that you can use as your soundtrack.
If you don't mind getting more involved, you can create your own levels, import your own 3d models, and even adjust every single graphic you see within the game. You can even put your own face into a game!
This package is great for someone who wants to produce a few games to give away to friends, or perhaps a business that wants to give away a simple game on a CD as an incentive with a mailer.
The games you produce are simple, but perfectly playable, and should keep most people engrossed for ten minutes. But if you want more control over the game making process, and you have more time, check out DarkBASIC...