Did you know that you don't need to be a programmer or an artist to create a cool 2D game? If you can drag and drop, you can use GameMaker from YoYo Games to build a game and then export it to mobile platforms, including Windows, iOS, Android, Kindle and more. Get the details from industry experts who created Dave in the Cave and worked on World of Warcraft.
In this Jump Start training with live Q&A (the first of a two-part series), see how to navigate the integrated development environment (IDE) and explore basic movement and collision management using a starter kit. Find assets, like sprites and sounds, or create your own, using tools like Inkscape and Audacity. Wrap the day with the foundation for your own 2D game!
(NOTE: To follow along with the instructors and get the most from this course, be sure to download these free tools ahead of time: GameMaker, Inkscape, Audacity, and Visual Studio Express.)