Friday, September 18, 2009
Make your own point-and-click games!
Not a computer programmer, but really keen to muck around and make your own games online? The Fableforge.org is for you! We haven't had a chance to tinker with it yet, but it looks absolutely fabulous. Basically, it's a game engine accessed online that you can use to create your own point-and-click games (i.e., your mouse cursor is the control device, and you can use it to navigate through or around settings, to select game options (e.g., "ring bell", "talk to ghost"), and to access additional information about the game narrative to help you solve or complete the game itself. The truly excellent thing is that it looks like the FableForge engine helps you to create really polished-looking games with just a modicum of knowledge about how such games are developed. That's our kind of produser service!
The website itself is designed to be both a space where you can create your games, play other people's games and comment upon/review and discuss these games.
The introductory video tutorial is a gem--the creator of Fableforge is a delightful commentator, and the tutorial is really comprehensive. Marco is also in the process of developing additional vdieo tutorials, available through his YouTube account.
Normally I don't comment, but I just wanted to post this link to the step by step tutorial for fableforge: http://www.fableforge.org/wiki/step-step-beginners-guide-fableforge