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    Posted: 16 February 2012 at 11:49am
im curently using aseprite http://www.aseprite.org/..and i dont really know to use all those complicated stuff..but i do know the basic to create a pixel art..so im wandering..are there some softwares better than this,but easy to use..or is aseprite good enough for a beginer?..and if i wanted to create a simple 2D game..what software would be good for that?and easy to use..   
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Quote shampoop Replybullet Posted: 16 February 2012 at 12:21pm
Generally, games are not easy to create. Do you have programming experience?
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Quote >AoBaka< Replybullet Posted: 17 February 2012 at 9:07am
thats the problem..i dont know anything about scripting..and coding...or making a game...but i can probably find on youtube some vids to help me...but i need a easy to use software..   
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Quote yrizoud Replybullet Posted: 17 February 2012 at 10:16am
I haven't tried GameMaker personally, but it looks like a nice way to produce games that are not too ambitious. It has a huge community.
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Quote shampoop Replybullet Posted: 17 February 2012 at 2:39pm
Here are a couple links of libraries I've used to do basic 2d sprite gaming in c++. You can youtube tons of tutorials on both =].

Allegro
Dark GDK
Dark GDK tutorial
Allegro install tutorial

Also, both are free. You would need Visual studio for Dark GDK but I know you can use express 2005 which is free.

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Quote yrizoud Replybullet Posted: 17 February 2012 at 4:37pm
These are fine to use for a C/C++ programmer who wants to try program games, but these two languages are extremely unsuitable as a first programming language to learn, especially alone, without any training, and without a book.
I really recommend trying any game-creation system first, and then if you meet the limits of such systems and hunger for something more powerful, you can seriously consider learning programming. Using a friendlier language, like C# or Python.
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Quote >AoBaka< Replybullet Posted: 19 February 2012 at 7:13am
THANKS! well ill see the gamemaker...ant wont try to do more than more limits..so ill start slow with the gamemaker...well thanks for the links and all ^w^
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Quote nStuart Replybullet Posted: 09 March 2012 at 1:51am
Hey there everyone! I am basically in the same position as the topic starter so the information you have provided was just exactly what I needed. Thank you for that!


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