Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Collection of Websites for Gamemaking in general

I have here a list of websites that may be use to some game makers out there

This is a list that is un-organized and may not be of use to you, but is good to check out.

Francesco's knick-knacks
http://itaprogaming.free.fr/index.php?x=p&pag=50
desc: This website hosts a Gameboy Advanced SDK. Its cool to check out, i made pong and ended up working on my GBA emu.

Aaron Stebner's Weblog
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/
desc: This blog by Aaron Stebner contains valuable information about how to do great things in XNA from the mind of a developer.

Blijbol
http://www.blijbol.nl/en
desc: A pretty good Game Maker developer, he has some useful plugins, some-what useful programs, and some games to look at for reference.

Blue Rose Games
http://www.bluerosegames.com/brg/default.aspx
desc: Blue Rose Games has a great beginner tutorial for XNA on 2D and 3D game programming, as well as Silverlight for those interested in MSN games.

Catlin's XNA Blog
http://www.catalinzima.com/
desc: This XNA developer may be average, but has created some interesting blogs about certain techniques in XNA from a beginner's perspective.

Metal Slug Sprites
http://www.metalslugsprites.net/
desc: A sprite site I used when making a Metal Slug remake for Game Maker. Contains most of the sprites seen in-game in .GIF form, as well as some sprite sheets.

RB Whitaker's Wiki
http://rbwhitaker.wikidot.com/xna-tutorials
desc: This is by far my favorite collection of XNA Tutorials; those that make sense the most, and have taught me the basic fundamentals the best.

Riemers XNA Tutorial
http://www.riemers.net/index.php
desc: If you have ever asked:
"How do you program terrain generation like in Worms or Minecraft"
this may answer your question. These are also great beginner tutorials on 2D and 3D game programming in XNA.

Safari Books Online
http://my.safaribooksonline.com/
desc: This website has thousands of e-books available for online view (preview). Ive seen many programming e-books available on this website such as the Mastering Unreal Technology (http://my.safaribooksonline.com/9780768689006) series.

Sprite Database
http://sdb.drshnaps.com/index.php
desc: This is an incredible sprite database. I am currently using it for a metroid remake (no, it's not going so well).

The Video Game Name Generator
http://norefuge.net/vgng/vgng.html
desc: Obligatory video game name generator.

Tile Studio
http://tilestudio.sourceforge.net/
desc: Never used it, but my artist says it is a great tool for creating tile sheets for platformer games. Could also be possibly used in 2D RPG games.

Unreal Development Kit (UDK)
http://udk.com/
desc: The Unreal Development Kit (UDK) is an outstanding developer's kit to allow the developers to get past quite a few walls of development, and can also bring 3D games to life. A very tough tool, but mastering it may be the true start of your indie career. [/viraladvertisement]

XNA Resources
http://www.xnaresources.com/
desc: Yet another website dedicated to starters on XNA.

XNA Tutorial
http://www.xnatutorial.com/
desc: Yet another BLOG dedicated to starters on XNA.

XNAWiki
http://www.xnawiki.com/index.php?title=Main_Page
desc: This is an extremely crucial wiki for those XNA developers. It can be used as a resource guide when programming any game in XNA.

raven67854's Youtube UDK tutorials
http://www.youtube.com/user/raven67854#p/c/0C836EF4FD8D91B8/0/OcJ3J2Yf_Wg
desc: Most guides on the UDK can be confusing and troublesome to the common beginner. This youtube series can be argued as a godsend to those struggling to learn the UDK.

FlatRedBall
http://www.flatredball.com/frb/blog/
desc: FlatRedBall is a great 2D engine used in XNA, and can simplify the process of many 2D games.

5 comments:

  1. XNA is a good choice if you have any experience in making games.

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  2. Nice collection you have here. I'll start bookmarking.

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  3. i like them, thx for sharing!

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  4. id' like to add
    http://www.mapeditor.org/
    and
    http://zwoptexapp.com/

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