Game engines

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by lolpop109, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. lolpop109

    lolpop109 Water Chip? Been There, Done That
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    Do any of you guys know any decent game engines that are free to use/cheap subscription ? I thinking about making a game and I need to find a decent game engine. I don't have that much experience but have certain got some through fallout modding ect. I downloaded unity and arn't sure whether to countinue with learning that or change to enough engine. I'd like any suggestions. I really don't what to use atm. It won't be a massive project so anything that has free assests or is easy to work with would be cool

    Thanks charlie
     
  2. dopezilla

    dopezilla God of Blood and War

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    Wasn't the current Unreal engine free to use or some shit?
     
  3. lolpop109

    lolpop109 Water Chip? Been There, Done That
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    Thx good responce. Yes now is free just checked it out
     
  4. Mudguy47

    Mudguy47 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    As far as I know, Unity and Unreal are the go to at the moment. Unity has a free version and I believe Unreal's full version is free, which has a condition for payment after you make a game and sell a certain amount.

    I used Unity back in version 4 which I liked quite a bit, allows you to do quite a bit with very little. Never played with Unreal but I downloaded it on my last computer so there's that. If you are feeling especially ambitious I believe Blender (yes, the model making tool) has a built in game making software, though I am not sure it still has that as I haven't touched it for years.
     
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  5. rogerdv

    rogerdv First time out of the vault

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    All engines are free, or almost free. Unity has personal version, Unreal is free until you sell the game, CryEngine is fully free (but asks for donations) and Lumberyard (based on CryEngine) is fully free unless you use Amazon services.
     
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  6. lolpop109

    lolpop109 Water Chip? Been There, Done That
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    Will defo check out cryengine i am interesting in making 2D game perhaps but i dunno yet
     
  7. daveyd

    daveyd First time out of the vault

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    It would be helpful to know as many details about the game you want to make as possible...

    Also, what programming languages are you familiar with?

    Unity is definitely a very popular engine these days with indie developers, there's lots of assets for it, but from what I understand works better for 3D games. You can make a 2D game with it of course but may run into more issues.

    Also are you hoping to make something that you can sell or is this just for fun / getting experience? If it's the latter, you may want to try just making a mod of an existing game. Temple of Elemental Evil maybe :) Or if you want a more modern setting, HBS' Shadowrun games come with a relatively user friendly level editor.

    Then you wouldn't really have to worry about assets and can just concentrate on making a game. Of course modding has it's own challenges and limitations but at least you can make something that people can playtest almost immediately and get feedback and experience designing something.
     
  8. Mudguy47

    Mudguy47 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    You know I just remembered, Humble Bundle is doing another GameMaker bundle. Here's the link for that: https://www.humblebundle.com/gamemaker-bundle

    Gamemaker is intended for 2D games as you said you wanted to make. So $15 for a simple engine and a few games with their source code included. This could help quite a bit.
     
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  9. lolpop109

    lolpop109 Water Chip? Been There, Done That
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    I am not too familiar with games but want to make something simple I could possibley sell, I just want to have that option viable. I've getting plenty of modding with my mods i make for FO3 FNV and skyrim. The only trouble now is how much working i'm puting in i'd love to be able to release it for money ect. I'm not fan of making money ect but would be nice to say i made my own game that could give me some income. But yeah it would still just kinda be for fun however I could just continue moding ect So yeah i would like something like unreal where you pay 5% for what you sell it for ect. However I can afford to buy any assests so yeah thats abit of a problem