What are the best resources for creating games?

asked by Silent Ghost
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    #1Unreal Engine 4

    Unreal Engine 4

    Unreal Engine is the "most successful video game engine" according to the Guinness World Record and it was showcased in the Unreal shooter. It is written using C++ and has a high degree of portability and can be used in many game platforms. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Bobby Anderson
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "Someone suggested this to me in creating games so I downloaded it and was surprised it was free since it basically provides everything a game developer needs to make his next project whether it will be a 2D game or a virtual reality game. "
  2. 13

    #2Visual Studio

    Visual Studio

    Visual Studio is a fully-featured integrated development environment (IDE) for developing computer programs  Android, iOS, Windows, and web developed by Microsoft. It is used to write native code and manage them.

    Software

    Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Matthew Jimenez
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "I have always known Visual Studio but I rarely use this to create nor develop games... But I think i will now use it sinc I heard it is a productive development tool and has powerful services."
  3. 12

    #3Udemy

    Udemy

    Udemy offers you the possibility to acquire practical skills and knowledge apart from your study subjects. You can select from various courses, including programming and design. It also provides you with official certifications.

    Websites

    Varies by plan

    Yan Fu
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "If you want to learn more about creating games you should definitely check out the online courses provided by Udemy they offer a variety of courses. I enrolled myself on one and I learned so much about it....I am now even thinking on enrolling myself to another course eh..."
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    #4[CHANNEL] Brackeys

    [CHANNEL] Brackeys
    Top-quality game development tutorials! Unity, C#, Game Design, Photoshop and the list goes on. If you want to become a developer this channel will help guide you through it!
    Videos

    Free

    Christian Hicks
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "This is actually a YouTube channel. Honestly, I wasn't expecting that I would be learning something from this but after watching a bunch of video tutorial from this YT channel I gained a lot of knowledge on game development. "
  2. 8

    #5Gamasutra

    Gamasutra

    Gamasutra is a website which provides a great resource for stories and tips from developers in the gaming industry. It also provides a high-level overview of practices to adapt and avoid, as well as updates on the latest news in the industry.

    Websites

    Free

    Matthew Guerrero
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "Already bookmarked this website on my desktop! Been visiting this site at least once a day to check out some great info on game design and the latest news update on the gaming industry. "
  3. 6

    #6Blender

    Blender
    Blender is a free and open source video editing and 3D creation suite software. It features tools for photorealistic rendering, fast modeling, realistic materials, animation toolset, fast UV unwrapping, full compositor, simulations, game creation, camera and object tracking and more.
    Software

    Mac, Windows

    Free

    Jason Brewer
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "I have been using this software in my game developing project and so far so good. I can pretty much do anything 3D related with this software eh."
  4. 3

    #7TIGSource Forums

    TIGSource Forums
    The TIGSource forums, or TIGForums, are currently the largest forums solely dedicated to independent game creation.
    Websites

    Free

    Ethan Gonzalez
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "IDK about you but this is the place where i learn and get help whenever I am having a problem on my current game project. Everyone in the community is so helpful whenever I ask them questions or clarifications. "
  5. 1

    #8[CHANNEL] HeartBeast

    [CHANNEL] HeartBeast

    HeartBeast is a YouTube channel dedicated to turning his followers into developers of GameMaker Studio! Its content is simple, upbeat and full of information.

    Videos

    Free

    Joe Burke
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "Thanks to this YouTube channel i learned to use GameMaker Studio and Godot Engine. I also now know how to make a pixel art because of the video tutorials provided here. "

Summary

Best What are the best resources for creating games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Unreal Engine 4Software 17 Free
2Visual StudioSoftware 13 Free
3UdemyWebsites 12 Paid
4[CHANNEL] BrackeysVideos 10 Free
5GamasutraWebsites 8 Free
6BlenderSoftware 6 Free
7TIGSource ForumsWebsites 3 Free
8[CHANNEL] HeartBeastVideos 1 Free
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