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Free 8-bit game creator

Does anyone know of a free 8-bit game creator hidden somewhere in this vast place we call the internet?

Deslivres2 years ago
Building up on the initial premise, you can also make 8 bit-style games for the UZE open source console system - once it's plugged to your TV, plays just like a NES or SNES console. More info on the UZEbox project wiki !
mdekmak2 years ago
were can i download this program??plz any body can contact me in my email xboy_fashion@hotmail.com:d
somekidd2 years ago
a great free software for making 2d games is called Scratch. it is great for making games because of its extremely easy to learn programming alternative. i have used it and found it satisfyingly compliant without any huge learning curve.

There is also a higher quality, but more complicated, spin-off software called Stencylworks, which is also free. it has pretty much the same visual programming alternative as Scratch, but they added a ton of features and modes and stuff that really make it an overall better and more powerful software.

both of these softwares run on mac, windows and linux. i recommend mac just because it looks better, but it works just the same on all three.

I hope this helps guide you in the right direction. good luck!
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ghook3 years ago
I was always more of a fan of Db :D
anything derived from the c language is complicated, hard to learn, and even harder to find a good compiler. If you are a noob, i'd suggest downloading VB express. It's very easy, and free. then again, making good games is hard, no matter how you do it. So id suggest trying something online like mygamebuilder.com, just to get you knowing the ropes. reach for the stars, kid.
westfw6 years ago
I'm not sure of what you mean by "8-bit game creator"; especially the "8-bit" part. There are any number of free systems for creating games that run on/under windows (which would make them 32bits by my definition.) Most obviously there is GameMaker.

I think there were some pretty sophisticated development environments for things like the Nintendo Gameboy Color (which has a Z80-like 8-bit core), but it looks sorta like "hobby" developers got tied of fighting a general anti-hobby mentality from the game companies, and GBA development has been less active (and GBA is no longer 8-bit...)
Goodhart westfw6 years ago
I can't vouch for the ease of use nor if it is useful at all, bu here is one place: http://www.download.com/Phrogram/3000-2121_4-10610964.html?tag=lst-0-2
VIRON6 years ago
BASIC. If you have a DOS disk from a really old PC, or windows 95, you probably have QBASIC. Get an (emulator for an) 8-bit computer. They all had free BASIC , I think.
Goodhart6 years ago
But seriously, did you try download.com ?

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zachninme6 years ago
Yep! Its called C++!
LOL I prefer C# ;-)