For the wannabe video game developer out there who wants to create his or her own original video game but doesn’t know how, video game developer software like Gamesalad, Gamestudio, DarkBasic Pro, and 3D Gamemaker put you in the driver’s seat, creating exciting adventure and role-playing video games quickly and easily. With free, shareware, and reasonably priced software available for every platform, creating a new and original video game is easy.
There are a number of video game websites that can start you out on your journey to video game creation. For example, you might want to check out a website like ambrosine.com, adigitaldreamer, or download.com which list downloads for video game aficionados. Ambrosine and adigitaldreamer offer a quick list specific to video game developers, including a section reserved for audio and music. Download.com has a nice search feature which lets you find free and shareware video games like GeoParty!, Ultimate Simpsons Trivia, and OneCard (an Uno simulator), as well as some video game editors.
3D Gamemaker has some of the highest ratings of any video game developer software. The price is pretty reasonable (between $25-$45), and it has a huge library of preset video game sounds and 3D objects. 3D Gamemaker has useful tools to help you create your own first person shooter video game, virtual environments, racing games, and more.
If you want to make new and exciting games for the iPhone or iPad, you might want to check out Gamesalad. Downloading Gamesalad is absolutely free. In fact, you can create and post new games on the website directly without paying a fee. Video game developers interested in selling games for the iPad or IPhone need to pay the nominal yearly membership fee. I played around with it a bit, and I really enjoy the quick way that I can upload my music and images, assigning specific actions and rules to each scene. Even if you don’t want to sell your games and just want to play around, Gamesalad is for you.
If you want to try your hand at 3D video game development, then you might want to try 3D Gamestudio. 3D Gamestudio is for both the video game neophyte and the pro developer. Although the basic 3D Gamestudio costs more than some other options (about $100), the price is definitely miniscule compared to what you get. 3D Gamestudio has the added benefit of including terrain and model editors, templates, and a massive library. The Professional Gamestudio application will seriously empty your pocketbooks. Before you dip into the cash, you can check out the free demo version.
So if you are ready to take your video gaming passion to the next level, check out some of these amazing video game development downloads.