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Any programs like Game Maker to create Android games?
« on: February 20, 2016, 10:36:42 PM »
I tried to learn some basics of Java but I think coding just isn't my thing. Ideally I would be happy to pay for a developer to do that for me but couldn't work anything out in that regard. So, inspired of the fact good games such as Spelunky and Triangle Wizard were made with Game Maker, I wanted to look into something similar but to create Android games. What are the best options out there?
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Re: Any programs like Game Maker to create Android games?
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2016, 08:35:48 AM »
https://www.scirra.com/construct2

Makes HTML5 games, can preview over wifi on any device.

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Re: Any programs like Game Maker to create Android games?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2016, 02:24:07 AM »
What do you think about Unity?
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Re: Any programs like Game Maker to create Android games?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2016, 05:43:03 AM »
The little experience what I have with Unity is positive. You still need to know how to program, but the system takes care of lots of more mundane things. And lots of pre-made components are available at the asset store for relatively cheap price.
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Re: Any programs like Game Maker to create Android games?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2016, 02:24:50 PM »
I use Unity, it works fine.

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Re: Any programs like Game Maker to create Android games?
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2016, 05:31:59 PM »
Depends on the complexity and platforms:

Little/No Programming? Want to develop mainly for web? Construct2

Some Programming? Want to work in 3D instead of 2D? Unity

Easy to use Programming Language? Multiplatform? HaxeFlixel

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Re: Any programs like Game Maker to create Android games?
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2016, 10:05:35 PM »
Godot is similar to Unity, except it is free software. I just tried it out a little bit, but liked it. Compiles to many platforms and has a Python-like scripting language. Definitely what I'd use to make a tablet/phone game, for instance.

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Re: Any programs like Game Maker to create Android games?
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2016, 11:52:14 PM »
With Unity 5, its totally free for win/mac/unix.
Not sure about mobile, their licensing has been confusing over the years and changes every couple of years.

There is a pro version, but for a one man project its not needed.

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Re: Any programs like Game Maker to create Android games?
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2016, 08:13:46 AM »
Godot is similar to Unity...

I'm taking a look at this too now. Looks very cool. Thanks for pointing it out!