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Does anyone know of software, preferably free I can try out to make a video game? I just want to make one for fun.
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Gamemaker Studio. Don't remember if RPG maker is free. Unity if you know what you're doing.
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descloud wrote:

Does anyone know of software, preferably free I can try out to make a video game? I just want to make one for fun.


http://unity3d.com/ is free, but it can be tough to get into depending on your programming level. Most of the others I know are even more programmer heavy, though...

There's also a lot of support (and news these days) about the source engine, so https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Main_Page may be helpful! Again, though, lots of coding required in some cases.
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BYOND is kind of fun to tinker around with if you like retro online games. Some decent tools to learn the ropes there as well. It was a much hotter site 15 years ago, but it's still kicking today. My friend used that engine to make a game and it actually made it on to Steam.
http://www.byond.com/
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Thank you all for your post. I will be checking them all out.
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Ren'py makes VNs and such. As do Visual Novelty, Bass Visual Novel Maker and Belle Visual Novel Maker amongst others. All are free.

The Lemmasoft forums are great for gamemaking help.

RPG Maker VX Ace Lite is free (while you can buy more complex versions if you want more creation options and features). It creates Legend of Zelda NES/SNES style games.
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Posted 4/30/15

iamtheredseven wrote:

Gamemaker Studio. Don't remember if RPG maker is free. Unity if you know what you're doing.


There's a new RPG Maker VX Ace lite option, that's free from the official RPG maker site(there's some restriction though, compared to the full version, like you can't use scripts, and database limitations).

The full version is definitely worth the money though. Also note, don't ever use steam to get such programs(forgot if the lite version is even on steam, but It's just a heads up), steam has such insane restrictions on what people can do with the program/files.

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Stencyl is one for flash games that's free.
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Posted 5/7/15 , edited 5/7/15
If you want to make vn's without programming tyrano builder is a good start and its drag and drop(It $15 though)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/345370/

Posted 5/8/15
The Unreal Engine (it's now free for everyone)
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