How to Make Games

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What kind of games do you play? My bet is you’re at least a casual gamer, whether you play Sudoku, do crossword puzzles, or even play bingo online! Have you ever thought of creating your own game?

On YoYoGames.com, you can download the free version (or buy the paid Pro version) of their GameMaker program. This program allows you to create desktop games of your own. Game Maker allows you to make exciting computer games, without the need to write a single line of code. Making games with Game Maker is a lot of fun.

Using easy to learn drag-and-drop actions, you can create professional looking games within very little time. You can make games with backgrounds, animated graphics, music and sound effects, and even 3D games! And when you’ve become more experienced, there is a built-in programming language, which gives you the full flexibility of creating games with Game Maker. What is best, is the fact that Game Maker can be used free of charge.

You can do anything you want with the games you produce, you can even sell them! Also, if you register your copy of Game Maker, you can unlock extra functions, which extend the capabilities of the program. Game Maker comes preloaded with a collection of freeware images and sounds to get you started.

If you want to create an online game, Paws suggests checking out Pictogame.com. He used my face to create an arm-wrestling game. On this site, you can create an online-based game, then post it on your blog, share it on MySpace, or even email it to your friends and family! It is a unique place to create mini-games based on your digital pictures.

In a few clicks, Pictogame enables you to make your own game widgets and share them easily by email, on your blog, on your MySpace profile, or on any social network. Pictogame is the first user generated games community built upon catchy interactive widgets. It provides users with a new way to express themselves and to communicate with fun. Pictogame is aimed at the widest audience as it is super-simple, super-social and super-customizable. It is an easy, free and fun service empowering everyone to become the game creators of tomorrow.

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