Feb
11th

Make War Not Love 4

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Make War Not Love is an annual celebration with competition and prizes. All you need to do is register, pick your faction and then tune in to watch your faction leader take part in various challenges in an attempt to earn points every day to unlock free content for all loyal faction followers. Every day the winning faction will be awarded with some great DLC for each of the involved titles alongside a SEGA digital title. At the end of the event the overall winning faction will be awarded new digital content for their title. The full event begins on the 16th Feb, all the titles involved and a wide selection of their associated franchises, are offered at great discounts over on Steam.

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Mar
13th

VVVVVV: Make and Play Edition

VVVVVV: Make and Play Edition is a special build of VVVVVV on Windows, Mac and Linux, and it’s completely free. This version of the game only includes the player levels and the level editor – which means that the tools to make and play VVVVVV player levels are completely free.

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Apr
7th

Twine

Create your own interactive stories with Twine.

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May
9th

GameMaker for PSP and Macintosh

GameMaker is a really fun and quite powerful program to create games without writing a single line of code, through you can add all the code you want to maximize the fun doing 2d games and obtaining pretty good results too. Recently i checked the Gamemaker blog and found out that a Macintosh port is on its way as a PSP port too, wow doing games (without coding) on a PlayStation Psp seems a cool idea..

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May
8th

The MMORPG Ryzom goes open source!

Ryzom is now the first commercial MMORPG completely Open Source.
The whole source code of Ryzom (client, server and tools) is now under the GNU AGPLv3 Open Source license.
All the Ryzom art (textures, 3D objects, animations, particle effects) is under the Creative Common Attribution-Share Alike license.

If you are a developer, you can now take the source code and/or the art assets of Ryzom to make your own MMORPG or any other project.

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Jan
5th

How to Make a Cheap Multitouch Pad – MTmini

For more info go to the YT Page

or Author Website

-What’s a MTmini?-
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Don’t have a Multitouch Table yet? Have one, but need something smaller for testing? Building a small portable multitouch pad will allow you to test software and experiment on a smaller scale while building your full table or when away from your multitouch screen. Have fun and make a MTmini! This uses Front Diffused Illumination, with normal ambient light (infrared not required or needed) and a normal off-the-shelf webcam (IR filter can still be in place).

-How’s it Work?-
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For this to work, all you need is a room with (at least) some light. The results will be best when the room lighting is even (no bright lights shinning from one direction onto the multitouch pad).

When you place you fingers on the surface, shadows are created where your fingers are. The webcam sees these shadows and sends the image to the tracking software which tracks the shadows as they move on the surface.

It’s important to try different lighting setups and to configure the software in order to get the best results.

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Oct
25th

UltraStar Deluxe (karaoke)

A free and open source karaoke game inspired by the Singstar™ game available on the Playstation®. It allows up to six players to sing along with music using microphones in order to score points, depending on the pitch of the voice and the rhythm of singing.

Use any video filetype you want as background (youtube / flv, divx, mpg / mpeg, avi, ..). You can create and use your own songs, various are already available. Customize its look through themes and extend it with more party game modes via plug ins.

UltraStar Deluxe allows you to create and use your own songs, and does offer an easy way to manage your collection of songs. You can modify its look & feel through themes and skins and extend it with more game modes via plugins.

Link to UltraStar Deluxe

As far as i know linux and mac versions are in progress..

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Sep
30th

Torque 3D


(Bucaneer was actually made with TGEA not Torque 3D)

Torque 3D is a professional SDK used to create games. In simpler terms, Torque 3D is a game engine developed by GarageGames. Game development is one of the most difficult, yet fun and rewarding, professions in the world.

Using a game engine is not just a shortcut to finishing a game. Using Torque 3D will save you the time and effort required to create a complex rendering system, high speed networking, real time editors, a scripting system, and so on. However, you must also realize that there is a lot of power “under the hood” that should be harnessed.

More than just a powerful, C++ driven game engine, Torque 3D is also a collection of tools that will aid you in making your games. The engine, also referred to as the source code, was developed entirely in C++. The most important thing to realize about Torque 3D is that it is a large, complex system. It is possible to complete a game without ever touching the source code. However, having source code access allows you to extend the engine to be whatever you want.

This one is priced (the moment i write) 1000 us dollars.
There is also TGEA which is 295 us dollars for indie.
Or torque 2d which is 100-250 us dollars.

LINK to Torque 3D
LINK to TGEA
LINK to Torque 2D

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Sep
27th

GameMaker Pack for Windows (2009)

This is a collection of various ‘gamemakers’, tools to create games without writing a single line of code or minimal code. This programs are for windows, here the details:

GameMaker 7.0 (create 2d games)
This is a great tool, the shareware edition is very generous.
At some point will be available for Mac too. (beta currently)

NovaShell (focus on Adventure, RPG)
This is a game creation system, more focused on creation on adventure and RPG (role playing games). Novashell is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

WME – winter Mute Engine (Create Adventure)
Wintermute Engine Development Kit is a set of tools for creating and running graphical “point and click” adventure games, both traditional 2D ones and modern 2.5D games (3D characters on 2D backgrounds).

AGS – Adventure Game Studio (Create Adventure)
Adventure Game Studio allows you to create your own point-and-click adventure games, similar to the early 90’s Sierra and Lucasarts adventures. It consists of an easy-to-use editor to create your games, and a run-time engine to play them.

Contruct (create 2d games)
Construct is a free open-source game creator for DirectX 9-based games. It includes an event based system for defining how the game will behave, in a visual, human-readable way – without programming! It’s intuitive for beginners, yet powerful for advanced users. Optionally, expert users can also use Python scripting to add code to your creations.

DOWNLOAD GameMaker Pack for windows 2009

I left out a lot of tools (i am sure of) like mmo makers, 3d engine, compilers, sdk and so on.. you can
check the others gamemaker tools HERE
Or suggest a brand new one or one i don’t know.

P.s The Guy in the first picture is Professor. Overmars, he don’t play Football-Soccer 😆
so i guess he is one of the minds behind GameMaker program.

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Sep
15th

devkitPro

This project is for homebrew console development tools based on the gnu compiler collection with additional tools and libraries to aid programming each supported console.The windows variants will be MinGW based. For homebrew game development, currently available for GameBoy Advance, GP32, Playstation Portable and GameCube.
Link to DevkitPro

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