Resources and Links to more Game Making Stuff

Here are resources to help you in your video game making. Including links to other websites, books and software recommendations and downloads. Video game making can be quite confusing because there is so much stuff available.

Genesis 3D Resources

Reality Factory Resources

Microsoft XNA Resources

Articles about Game Making

Books on Game Making

  • Amazon.com has lots of great books on programming video games. Check it out. This link will take you directly to their section on Programming.Books on Programming
  • Amazon.com Best selling books on Game Develoment. Go directly to the list of top sellers.Top Selling Game Development Books

 

Video game summer camps:

  • Emagination Game Design . Teens who are serious about learning game design come to Atlanta, Boston or Los Angeles for an intensive two-week summer camp in game design. Teens choose a role on the development team and build a 3D video game using Maya, 3ds Max and Unreal Development Kit. A game studio tour and guest speakers round out the program.
  • Digipen Institute of Technology - Redmond Washington
  • Digital Adventures - (day camps) in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, including video game design, web page design and general computing. Site includes campers' web pages.
  • Digital Media Academy - Locations at Stanford University in the San Francisco Bay Area; Austin, Texas; San Diego in Southern California; South Carolina; University of Michigan in Ann Arbor; University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia; Claremont Colleges in Los Angeles and DePaul University in the Chicago Area.
  • Directory of Summer computer camps -- lots of listings to computer camps -not all of them focus on video game design.

Construct 2 - A Visual HTML 5 Game development tool

This is an interesting video game design program that enables you to make games without programming. They have a variety of offerings including a free beta version and online trial tools so you can tinker with it and give it a whirl right away.

Check it out here: Construct 2


Game Creation for teens Game Creation for Teens - Get ready to make fun and exciting computer games, no programming required! Game Creation for Teens shows teens and other beginners how to make their very own awesome games using the Games Factory 2, a simple drag-and-drop game creation system. By the end of the book, you'll have made three amazing sample games and have the skills and information you need to make more games on your own. You'll start by exploring the different game genres and learning how to organize and develop your own game ideas before you begin creating. Then you'll learn about game creation fundamentals such as graphics settings, methods, and features, as well as how to use and record music and sound in games. Once you have the basics down, the book will introduce you to the Games Factory 2, including how to install it, important program terminology, and a walk-through of the important editors and screens you will use next when you create the three sample games in the book. Creating the games will help you explore and test out the functionality of the Games Factory 2 and build your skill set with the program. You'll finish up by learning how to add objects, pictures, and animation to your games to make them more interesting and dynamic, and even how to test and debug your games. Game Creation for Teens provides you with the information and techniques you need to make your game ideas a reality!

 

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