Archive for Game Maker

Construct 2

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2014 by getbent57

Construct2LogoA few post back talk about trying to make a game for the OUYA.  Used the program Game Maker.  Then got frustrated and gave up.  Well the gave up part only last of a little while.   When back to the list of game engines you can use > here.  Looked at the one called Construct 2.  While you can use it to make a game for the OUYA it again looks confusing.  So I will not be doing that.  Because it is simple to upload you game else were.  You can upload right to their arcade section, your own website or a whole bunch of other options as well.

Gave this program a try.  It is pretty cool.  It’s a HTML 5 game editor that lets you make games more easily with is visual editor.  The best part it is free to try.  Of course if you buy it you will get a lot more options.  But if you are like me and just want to try and make a simple game, its prefect.  The all so have great tutorials for beginners.  Did one of those.  Plan to practices a bit more. Do some more tutorials and see what kind of game I can come up with.

OUYA Game

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2014 by getbent57

Ouya.jpgThe other night was thinking to myself, I should try and make a game for the OUYA.  Thought it would be a fun project to work on in my spare time.  Started to look into the process.  Could not find any step by step how-to’s.  Did a bunch of searching and reading and came up with a plan.  Found a get help post showing how to set up all the development kit stuff > here.   Did all these steps.  It seemed to work but still have know idea what does or how you use it.  Next was time to find a game engine.  There is a bunch, you can see that list > here.  After looking at them all.  Decided on Game Maker.  Because it looked the one of the easier ones to use with lots of help online.  They have a free version to try.

Got that all download and installed.  Watched a tutorial and made a simple box move in each direction with pressing the arrows keys.  Then I wanted to see if I could get that onto the OUYA and use its controller.  Well that is were I ran into trouble.  Could not figure out how to do that.  Looked into get code to map the buttons.  But that was very confusing.  Ended up getting very frustrated.  So I gave up.  It shouldn’t be that hard to do.  Just wish there was a step by step process.