U-TAD students and alumni are cranking out excellent games at an almost alarming rate; check out some highlights recently released on Steam.
RPG Maker MV allows anyone to create and share RPG games, with no coding skills required. The latest version allows you to export projects to Android, iOS, and Mac.
In The Magic Circle, you enter the world of a game in development, and break stuff. Lift lines of code from enemies and give them to creature familiars.
UK company The Game Creators introduce a “hassle-free” multi-device Game Development Kit they call The App Game Kit
Explore the process a very low budget indie developer might take to create an online video game. You can see character sketches, early stage 3D models, even play with early versions of the game engine he has created. Also learn about an exciting online game building tool.
BumpTop is an amazing re-visioning of your crusty old 2-D computer desktop real estate that does everything from create a three dimensional space where you can stick post-its or images to the walls, where your most used files appear larger on your desk, where you can simply drop files onto USB keys and more. Even better, it is totally free. Sure the Pro Version is where are the real action is at, but it only goes for $29 bucks.
Prior to the Wii’s release, it was leaked that Nintendo was sending free developer kits to small scale game designers. Following that, they announced that indie game designers could get their hands on these kits for less than two thousand dollars. All this made it obvious that Nintendo was opening the door to fresh talent and ideas. Of course, not just anyone can get involved with video game design at Nintendo, as there are still many requirements that have to be met. Here are just a few of them.
One of the things about World of Warcraft that Blizzard got right is how they manage balance the various classes (and when something gets too out of whack or unbalanced, a patch usually attempts to fix (nerf) it.) Another thing a good MMORPG needs is a balance between being able to play solo and to play in groups, guilds, parties and raids. Again, they tend to get this right more than most competitors. With the WotLK expansion release for World Of Warcraft the Death Knight class becomes available for anyone with a level 55 or above toon. The expansion also raises the level cap to 80 and allows for increases in class talent trees. This WoW Death Knight guide will deal with the best talent build for rapid solo leveling.