Software Tutorials on Making Video Games
There is plenty of free software available that you can use to make a video game. If you are unsure what software you should use to make games you might want to first read my article on what software is right for you. Otherwise there is a short explanation of each software package below. Read the article on choosing the right software for your game making
FPS Creator Game making Tutorial
FPS Creator might be the best game making software for beginners. If you like dungeon style first person shooters this software is incredibly easy to use and you can have your first game done in minutes. It is practically all drag and drop. Begin FPS Creator Tutorial
Milkshape 3d Modeling tutorial
Models in video games are items like characters, monsters or things that move. You also are able to see them in a full three dimensions. Creating these animated items (models) takes a specific software application. Milkshape is one of these applications. Begin Milkshape Tutorial
Games Factory or Games Factory 2 by Clickteam
This is an enormously successful software tool you can use to make arcade style games. Everything is drag and drop so you don’t have to learn how to program and you don’t have to draw up your own graphics and images. You will learn some of the fundamenal concepts behind game making and have a blast doing it. Tutorial coming soon (sign up for the newsletter to be notified) Here is some introductory material about the Games factory software, what it's about, and how easy it is to use, including where to download a free copy of the trial software
This was a very popular game development suite that is used to create 3d shooters and dungeon games very similar to Quake. But this software is getting kind of old. It is perfect if you have an old computer and might have difficulty running newer software. You should try the Reality Factory software first and if it won't run on your computer then try Genesis 3D. The Genesis 3d Tutorial
This is my top recommendation for most new gamers. It is a software tool that is designed over the Genesis 3D engine. It has lots more functionality and is easier to use. You can get a good game made and get a good grasp on the whole game making process. Reality Factory Tutorial
3D Game Studio by Conitec
This is a purchased software package (reasonably priced) so it has a lot of benefits including customer support and a constant update to resources for your game making. You can make a professional game with this but it takes commitment and time. THey have a free trial period so you can see if it is right for you. Tutorial coming soon (sign up for the newsletter to be notified)
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