What are the best resources for making games from scratch?

asked by ojas birla
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    #1Stencyl

    Stencyl
    Stencyl is a game creation platform for beginners. It allows the creation of video games for any platform. The free mode is complete with the necessary tools.
    Software

    Mac, Windows, Linux

    Free

    Ai Yu
    Written on August 29, 2018
    "a must have for us amateur game creators, always use this whenever I have a concept and want to try things out. the drag and drop feature really makes it easy for me to test my concepts out, and its free, hard to replace that. "
  2. 10

    #2GameMaker Studio 2

    GameMaker Studio 2

    GameMaker Studio 2 is a software for making 2D development environment. This will help game developers to turn early concepts into a complete product. It offers easy to use interface and useful tools. It offers a free trial.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $39- Varies by plan

    Jennifer Alvarado
    Written on August 29, 2018
    "i download this after learning that my new favorite game undertale, was made with this game, and I see that many undertale games were made by fans and I wanted to create my own undertale game using this software. it is pricey but worth it. "
  3. 8

    #3Construct

    Construct

    Construct is a game development software that utilizes the HTML5 platform. It is specifically made for developing 2D games. It allows anyone to create games without any knowledge in coding needed. Offers free trial.

    Software

    Windows

    $99- Varies by plan

    Muhammad Jhadav
    Written on August 29, 2018
    "This is more of a need than a luxury in today's business, especially if you want to create a good game from scratch. The cheap plans can be used as a tester for your games and it is always nice to see whether your ideas can become hits with gamers. "
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    #4CopperCube

    CopperCube
    CopperCube is an all-in-one 3D game engine. It is designed for everyone, no matter if you have or not coding and game developing experience.  
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Sharon Vasquez
    Written on August 29, 2018
    "Tried the free version of this program but bought the studio edition not long after, all my 3D game ideas looked good using this engine that I didnt want to waste opportunities and concepts. "
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    #5GameSalad

    GameSalad

    GameSalad is an authoring tool by GameSalad, Inc. The educational tool used for learning how to develop games. The software is comprised of a visual editor and a logic system and it can help in getting games published in major platforms.

    Software

    Mac, Windows

    $17- Varies by plan

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    #6Freesound

    Freesound

    This audio database contains thousands of samples, songs, music and sound effect released under Creative Commons licenses, so they are free to download and use. 

    Websites

    Free

    Johnny Davis
    Written on August 29, 2018
    "loved this site because it has a wide array of sounds that I can use for the mini games that I create. one of these days I'll come up with a hit! LOL "
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    #7Godot Engine

    Godot Engine

    Godot is a free game engine by Juan Linietsky and Ariel ManzurCapable of creating 2D and 3D games, it provides game making tools. The software is under the MIT license, meaning that developers own every game they make with this software.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

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    #8OpenGameArt.org

    OpenGameArt.org

    OpenGameArt.org is a website for sharing art specifically designed for game creators. t has 2D art, 3D art, Concept Art, and even music and sound effects. Most content provided are free but should be properly credited to the owner.

    Other

    Free

    Marcos Sierra
    Written on August 29, 2018
    "I found at least a dozen artists here that really have talent and that I want to partner with on my the game that I want to create. Some of their free images really fit what I think of my game. "

Summary

Best What are the best resources for making games from scratch
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1StencylSoftware 12 Free
2GameMaker Studio 2Software 10 Paid
3ConstructSoftware 8 Paid
4CopperCubeSoftware 6 Free
5GameSaladSoftware 5 Paid
6FreesoundWebsites 4 Free
7Godot EngineSoftware 2 Free
8OpenGameArt.orgOther 1 Free
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