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Rather Cheesy
12-22-2007, 10:21 AM
Ok alot of people make threads here in general help asking how to make a game. It is always the same answer every time and people tend to hit the new thread button before they look around to see if that thread is already here. So I'm going to tell you guys what you need to do to make your own game.

First off, get Flash. Get the 30 day trail to start with and if you like it, buy it.
http://www.stickpageportal.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41444
You can get it for a discount of less than half the price it originally is with proof that you're a student.
http://www.academicsuperstore.com/market/marketdisp.html?PartNo=798267&qk_srch=adobe+flash+cs3[/QUOTE]

Now that you have Flash, how do you make a game?

Well you need to learn how, it can not be taught in one simple thread. But I can show you the resources to make games like the pros, given time.

Now you need to understand how to animate on a relatively good level for that I would suggest our Flash tutorial section right here at SPP and if you can't find what you're after there, Google is always a good option
http://forums.stickpage.com/forumdisplay.php?18-Flash-Tutorials

Now that you know some decent animating skills you can apply that towards a game. But how do you turn animations into a game? With Action Script, it is what takes animations and turns them into games or nifty little parlor tricks. But like I said before it can't be taught in just one thread. So heres a couple links to get you started.

Actionscript.org is a good resource for beginners and pros.
http://actionscript.org/
Our Flash tut section has several action script threads in it, look around
http://forums.stickpage.com/forumdisplay.php?18-Flash-Tutorials
The Tutorial Index has guides for making a variety of games, including platformers and snake games
http://forums.stickpage.com/showthread.php?32381-Tutorial-Index
Newgrounds has a wide selection of tuts.
http://www.newgrounds.com/collection/flashtutorials
Flash kit is good if you use Flash 8 or MX, I learned alot of what I know from here.
http://flashkit.com/tutorials/
Kirupa has been suggested by Raffi and has alot of neat tricks
http://www.kirupa.com/developer/flash/index.htm
Pacothegreat suggested tutorialized and has a LARGE amount of tuts.
http://www.tutorialized.com/tutorials/Flash/1
Check out Pixal2life's Actionscript and Game interfaces sections. Thanks for the link Apples!
http://www.pixel2life.com/tutorials/adobe_flash/
This dude has a blog where he teaches you how to make clones of popular games. Thier not exact, but close.
http://www.emanueleferonato.com/

Now there are several "tuts" that tell you exactly how to make a game very easy, its as simple as copying the code, adding a few movieclips, and you're done. I like to call these Copypasta games. You will never get exactly what you want from them, you don't learn anything, and it won't earn you any respect, so do us a favor and don't make them and pass it off as your "hard work".

Once you know a good variety of codes and have made a few basic games, try putting a lot of different techniques together, I once took a technique I learned from making a fighting game and turned it into a awesome platformer. So one technique is not limited to just that type of game.

FREE ALTERNATIVE TO FLASH
Flash gives better results, alot of awesome games have been made in Flash, more than any other program for public use. However there are free alternatives if you don't have the cash to pay for Flash.

Game Maker is a free game maker [hence the name] its free for download and anyone can use it. You won't get the same quality results you would get from flash in game maker though. Another downside is that when you make your games they are published in an exe format, that means their runnable programs instead of ones that could be shown on a web page. Meaning that your players must download your game in order to play it.

Heres where you can get game maker:
http://www.yoyogames.com/gamemaker/

You have to register to download but I believe but the download is free [I think registering is also free, I honestly didn't check].

Theres a list of tuts on the bottom of the page to get you started.

NEED MORE GAME MAKER RESOURCES


And last but not least, if you are stuck and can't find what you're looking for, Don't come to general help to make a thread. Try Google, its faster, easier, and less trouble on us. And if you still can't find what you're after once you've tried Google, come here look around to see if someone else has the same problem. If someone doesn't have the same problem make a thread and carefully type out your problem and don't say something along the lines of

"omg ths code won'tz wrk cn u help me?!?!?!11??"

Type it out like

"Hey, I can't seem to get this code to work <Gives code>. I keep getting these errors when I try to run it <Gives errors>. If you guys could help me that'd be awesome, thanks!"

___________________________


If you guys know of more resources than the ones I gave, lemme have em ^_^

I'm not the only one tired of all the how do you make a game tuts am I? Sticky?

Chimaera
12-22-2007, 10:50 AM
Bravo good sir.

Raffi
12-22-2007, 10:50 AM
www.kirupa.com by any chance?

Also, what Chim said.

Paco
12-22-2007, 11:04 AM
nice hopefully this helps.
ohh and i think www.tutorialized.com has good tutorials

Scorpioxxx
12-22-2007, 11:05 AM
Thanks, someone needed to make this, you should add a list of people you can ask instead of making a thread about it.

Rather Cheesy
12-22-2007, 02:40 PM
Bravo good sir.
Thank you, Thank you. *bows*

www.kirupa.com by any chance?

Also, what Chim said.
Thanks for the link.

nice hopefully this helps.
ohh and i think www.tutorialized.com has good tutorials
wow, thats alot of tuts, thanks for link

Thanks, someone needed to make this, you should add a list of people you can ask instead of making a thread about it.

I would make a list but I don't want to tell a lot of noobs to start PMing someone respected about things without their permission. You know how annoying noobs can be to some people. I also think the resources should be enough.

Gavel
12-22-2007, 03:38 PM
Nice thread, RC. Hopefully it doesn't turn out like Chronic's tutorial of basically the same name where the mods just dumped it into the Other Tutorials section.

Rather Cheesy
12-22-2007, 03:54 PM
Well this needs to be here instead of in the tuts section. They see general help and say "oh heres where I can ask how to make an animation!" instead of scrolling down and finding that they say "hey heres where they tell me how to make an animation"

The General Help section has a gravitational pull. It draws noobs who ask these questions instead of looking for the answers themselves.

When did chronic make his thread?

Paco
12-22-2007, 04:17 PM
yeah ^^ agreed
hopefully this will also stop coppy pasta games.

Gavel
12-22-2007, 04:25 PM
Well this needs to be here instead of in the tuts section. They see general help and say "oh heres where I can ask how to make an animation!" instead of scrolling down and finding that they say "hey heres where they tell me how to make an animation"

The General Help section has a gravitational pull. It draws noobs who ask these questions instead of looking for the answers themselves.

When did chronic make his thread?

He made it probably a month ago because there were quite a few noobs throwing "how do i make games" threads out there. The Tomo moved it to Other Tutorials. This one's quite a bit more in depth than Chronic's though.

Apples
12-22-2007, 04:35 PM
http://www.pixel2life.com/search/all/games/1/
Heres a good site.

Rather Cheesy
12-22-2007, 04:37 PM
@paco; It won't stop them, I'm just letting them know that its not really worth it. I made copypasta games myself once. [A long time ago]

@Spazz;If chronics was written more along the lines of "Learn actionscirpt and you're done." then I can understand not wanting to sticky it. I hope this is in depth enough to get the stickyfication so we stop getting these people asking how to make games.

EDIT: Thanks for the link App

Ash
12-22-2007, 04:52 PM
Kinda funny that you completely left Game Maker out...

Gavel
12-22-2007, 04:57 PM
He probably did that, Ash, because the kind of people that come in here asking how to make games will most likely want to show them off. And they'll realize that they can't show off Game maker games the way you could show off Flash games and make a thread for that. Although, he could just include Game Maker and tell them that when you want to show your games off, you can post a download file for the .exe so people can play it from their computers.

Rather Cheesy
12-22-2007, 05:45 PM
I did it because when most people ask how to make games they want to make games like wpnfire or madness combat. Gamemaker, I won't deny, can make some awesome games, but its not what most people are after. That and I don't know any resources for gamemaker nor where to get it.

Rather Cheesy
12-24-2007, 07:37 PM
Bump!

Can a mod please sticky this?

tatoma
12-25-2007, 01:13 AM
Yeah its nice. You have many nice tips like that whining and etc.


Kinda funny that you completely left Game Maker out... Game maker is much harder than flash. I tryed it many times, but it is ****ing hard to use.

Rather Cheesy
12-25-2007, 07:39 AM
Don't double post tatoma, theres an EDIT button next to the quote button of your posts. Don't spam to get 20 posts. -_-

Game maker is actually 10x easier than Flash in my opinion. I guess some people seem to find flash easier >_>

Merry Christmas everyone!

Mantha
12-25-2007, 07:49 AM
Tatoma, your post has been merged. I think you can use the edit button next time.

Stickied, although there's a lot of stickies already. I hope it will help as many people as possible.
You did a good job, btw.

Merry Christmas.

Rather Cheesy
12-28-2007, 11:53 AM
Thanks for the sticky Mantha, yeah I guess there are alot of stickies.

We should just make one FAQ thread instead of a dozen different ones.

Teh_One
12-28-2007, 08:23 PM
you relize that flash costs 700+ dollars, right?

Gavel
12-28-2007, 08:39 PM
you relize that flash costs 700+ dollars, right?
You realize you can get it for a discount of less than half the price it originally is with proof that you're a student, right?

http://www.academicsuperstore.com/market/marketdisp.html?PartNo=798267&qk_srch=adobe+flash+cs3

Rather Cheesy
12-28-2007, 09:07 PM
I got mine free because my dad designed some websites and bought a pack of things, dreamweaver, fireworks, and flash, and a couple others I can't remember. So I got to mess with flash.

Do what Spazz said if you want Flash. If you still can't get flash, become a ninjas worst nightmare. But I don't condone such things.

timond
12-29-2007, 07:00 AM
how the hell do you get in this thing:nooooo:!!!? someone help me please!!!!.

Gavel
12-29-2007, 09:26 AM
how the hell do you get in this thing:nooooo:!!!? someone help me please!!!!.

Get in what? If it's the thread you're talking about, then you're already in it.

And will you calm down? It's really unecessary to post as though someone came and just hacked your arm off. It's not going to make anyone reply to you any faster.

CriticalDesign
12-29-2007, 10:48 AM
Get in what? If it's the thread you're talking about, then you're already in it.

And will you calm down? It's really unecessary to post as though someone came and just hacked your arm off. It's not going to make anyone reply to you any faster.
The "nooooo" was when I took the chainsaw to his left tricep.


And I bookmarked this page, thanks for the help :heh:

sss
12-29-2007, 11:03 AM
You realize you can get it for a discount of less than half the price it originally is with proof that you're a student, right?

http://www.academicsuperstore.com/market/marketdisp.html?PartNo=798267&qk_srch=adobe+flash+cs3

You realize that you can get it FREE like i did

Rather Cheesy
12-29-2007, 11:12 AM
You realize that you can get it FREE like i did

PIRATE! BAN HIM!!! *Ninja appears from no where to ban the mother****ing pirate*

Seriously though, thats illegal, the only legal way to get flash is to buy it, Spazz gave you the cheapest way. If you can't afford it, get game maker, I don't know alot about it so I can't post any resources for it. Lemme googlefind where you can get the game maker thing then I'll post it here for you guys who want a free game maker thing.

EDIT:
http://www.yoyogames.com/gamemaker/
Google is your friend

You have to register to download I believe but the download is free [I think registering is also free, I honestly didn't check].

Theres a list of tuts on the bottom of the page to get you started, if anyone else knows some resources for game maker lemme know so I can put them on the front page.

sss
12-29-2007, 11:18 AM
game maker sucks

Btw Why to buy when you can get for free,rapidshare,and links like that arent pirating its rapidSHARE people want to SHARE Things with you so why reject them?

Rather Cheesy
12-29-2007, 11:35 AM
Its pirating dude, I don't make the laws. Adobe makes cash by selling their products, now what if one person screams out after he buys it and says "HEY GUYS! I'LL GIVE YOU A COPY OF MY FLASH FOR FREE!" right next to Adobe? Adobe loses money that they worked for. So theres laws against this sort of thing to make sure that people get the money they deserve.

All I know is that its illegal and I won't post something to get others to do something illegal so I'm posting the best way to get flash legally.

sss
12-29-2007, 12:16 PM
okay mr. police man dude SHARE (THIS IS A GAME if you put black letters in to a word...you will find something out)

Rather Cheesy
12-29-2007, 01:00 PM
Its still illegal no matter where you get it from even if it has share in the name. I won't post links to get flash for free because first of all its illegal, secondly I can get banned for it, thirdly I think you should have to pay for a program that is that good. You can use pirated versions all you want but I will not support it. End of discussion, do not try to convince me otherwise.

sss
12-30-2007, 02:18 AM
so what you are saying that people cant eaven download music?

MiniMan
12-30-2007, 02:51 AM
rpiadSHARESo what is the message? I think someone needs to learn how to ****ing spell.

Rather Cheesy
12-30-2007, 12:22 PM
sss, this isn't a debate thread, if you want to make a thread debating piracy then go to the debate section. I'm just saying I'm not going to post links to get flash for free and I never will. I'm going to start ignoring your posts in this thread now so don't bother continuing the debate.


@ miniman;


so what you are saying that people cant eaven download music?

you're right he needs spelling help ^_^

Gavel
12-30-2007, 03:55 PM
You realize that you can get it FREE like i did
I'm not stupid. I said that to try not to bring piracy into this since it's against the rules here. And also to prevent a bunch of noobs from sending PMs asking me for a free download.

Then again, if they did that, I could just do like what I did to Luisito.


so what you are saying that people cant eaven download music?
You idiot. Downloading music is perfectly legal. It's downloading it for free like from Limewire or off of a torrent that's illegal.

Rather Cheesy
12-30-2007, 04:21 PM
Thanks Spazz, but lets just ignore him so that way we don't start spamming a sticky into the bin. Piracy is illegal and thats the only thing we need to know.

Chronic
01-02-2008, 09:55 AM
You're missing a big one:

www.gotoandplay.it

And, if you want legit versions of Flash for cheap then go on eBay.

sss
01-02-2008, 10:22 AM
So what is the message? I think someone needs to learn how to ****ing spell.


NOOB Its RAPID Not rapiad... cant you even put letters together?

Gavel
01-02-2008, 10:47 AM
NOOB Its RAPID Not rapiad... cant you even put letters together?
Can't you even put words together?
http://www.filecram.com/files/illiterate.png

Now let's zoom in, shall we?

http://www.filecram.com/files/illiterate2.png

Now I don't know about you, but when the letters R, P, I, A, and D are placed in that order, they spell the nonexistent word rpiad.

Who's a noob now?

Chronic
01-02-2008, 11:21 AM
NOOB Its RAPID Not rapiad... cant you even put letters together?


Holy shit. YOU'RE the one who posted it you dumb piece of ****.

_masterchief
01-27-2008, 01:53 PM
http://www.good-tutorials.com , flash cs3 is friggin expensive, too expensive, u can get it for free, (i didnt have the money) its called "utorrent" anyways i downloaded it for $10

Rather Cheesy
01-31-2008, 10:12 PM
Thats not that great of a site, really. The other ones are 10x better. Now will everyone please stop the spamming on complaining on how expensive flash is and where to pirate it. -_-

dudestrum
02-09-2008, 07:32 PM
ok i kno i sound like a noob but i started today and cant figure out how to post a flash. someone please help me..?

Rather Cheesy
02-11-2008, 09:54 PM
Searhc around, what made you say; " 'Want to make a game? Here how!', this must be the thread where I can find out how to post a flash animation!"

Seriously, just look around its only asked twice a day.

elite34
03-04-2008, 11:39 AM
Nice tut RC :) If I ever get into making games I will no where to go.

Dead-Shot
03-17-2008, 06:53 AM
COOLZ. Ill look into these!

sticky95
03-25-2008, 10:51 PM
Nice. Here. I got this from a spam message. I bought Flash this way myself, so I know first hand that there are no viruses in it.
http://smt.gogifive.com/2242.php

Storm1
04-06-2008, 07:34 AM
nice tut one day i will use this to make a game...hopefully!

Rather Cheesy
04-06-2008, 02:13 PM
http://www.emanueleferonato.com/
I found another awesome site for gaming tuts. This dude has a blog where he tells you how to make popular games, like b[]xhead, bloons, and other games. The tutorials are not exactly the same as the game but their bloody close and with some tweaks with what AS skill you might already have you can easily make the game your own. Some tuts even have downloadable flas if you don't get how it works!

Please don't copy his codes, change the graphics, and call it your game. Thats called a copypasta game and they require no skill and get you no respect. So don't do it.

InsertNameHere
04-06-2008, 09:26 PM
Nice, i'm not really into makeing games but if I get the idea thanks for giving the links for some good tutorial sites.

samiran
05-21-2008, 09:22 AM
OYE OYE Great links Dude!!!:Spiderman:

bluecorvette25
06-11-2008, 07:19 PM
thanks man!! ive been wanting to make one

bobobo
06-15-2008, 04:05 PM
thx for the links and tips guys

stickmarvel
06-20-2008, 08:42 AM
Woah what was that! thats good heh!! :)

Lixu
06-20-2008, 08:50 AM
He also made a rpg tutorial, stickmarvel. There you can learn it too.

Rather Cheesy
06-20-2008, 04:10 PM
He also made a rpg tutorial, stickmarvel. There you can learn it too.

I never made a RPG tutorial... I made a platformer tut though...

Lixu
06-23-2008, 01:13 PM
Oh yeah, that is right. My bad.

DeeCee101
10-22-2008, 02:48 AM
Great little tut TY for posting it

tehninja6
10-24-2008, 12:48 AM
yah good links, but see what i need are some VERY easy codes... and no tut i have ever found gave me the codes that work. im just trying to make a 2D side scrolling shooter (stick figures) with different weapons and enemies that go after u. very basic. i somewhat understand the concept of putting movie clips into other movie clips, but the coding is always wrong! either an error, ot the buttons do sumthing weird! help and codes would be appriciated. I KNOW THIS SOUNDS NOOBISH, but srsly.
(i have flash 8 and AS 2.0)

Rather Cheesy
10-29-2008, 05:27 PM
yah good links, but see what i need are some VERY easy codes... and no tut i have ever found gave me the codes that work. im just trying to make a 2D side scrolling shooter (stick figures) with different weapons and enemies that go after u. very basic. i somewhat understand the concept of putting movie clips into other movie clips, but the coding is always wrong! either an error, ot the buttons do sumthing weird! help and codes would be appriciated. I KNOW THIS SOUNDS NOOBISH, but srsly.
(i have flash 8 and AS 2.0)
Well actually those games are more complex than you realize... read my platformer tut here in our flash tuts section that should help with basic movements. And there are some tuts on flash kit I think that have moving turrets that shoot automatically towards your cursor that you should be able to easily add a mouse code. Pirate has a space game tut that helps you learn how to spawn enemies, and such.

tehninja6
10-29-2008, 05:31 PM
thanks. and i read ur tut quite a while ago. very good

Morbon
01-19-2009, 02:28 PM
RPG maker is a good game maker, and super easy to hack(youtube)

MoD
01-20-2009, 09:39 AM
RPG maker is a good game maker, and super easy to hack(youtube)
No talking about hacking Children, thats the way you get Banned. With a capital 'B'.

Flood
01-20-2009, 08:42 PM
Nicely put.

AS is hard at first, you just have to get the hang of it.

killingdreamer
04-18-2009, 10:15 PM
Listen, I have searched and searched how to make a flash game and never really found out how. I already purchased flash 8 and want to make a use for it. Can you please teach me how you made like a game like my favorite called Champion Archer? Please im begging you!
thanks killing dreamer

Gavel
04-18-2009, 10:51 PM
You're already being taught how. Threads like this were made to help you learn these types of things. Just look up some tutorials and do some trial and error. Just because you don't get it on the first shot doesn't mean there's some secret method of doing it. If you still don't get it after all of that, then maybe it's not something for you.

Fries
05-21-2009, 07:33 PM
definently harder than an animation

Kitsune
05-21-2009, 08:12 PM
Hey Headshot.

Stop spamming and bumping old threads please.

Thanks a bunch.

helicopter32
06-02-2009, 08:40 PM
good guide! ill try it

Vile.
06-18-2009, 08:56 AM
good guide! ill try it


2nded .

mono7k
10-16-2009, 04:14 PM
thanks here is a random saying lifes like torture it hurts

RGBfanatic
12-29-2009, 06:57 PM
Nice Thread, man.


thanks here is a random saying lifes like torture it hurts
What is that supposed to help with?
Why in the world did you post that here?
What is wrong with your head?
Is your mouth spasming or something?

And that was the rapidfire question-putdown attack of the day.

duh torture hurts.
I watched a show on the History channel about China once having a tickle torture. They would literally tickle their subjects to death. They would start off by strapping them into a board. then they would turn the board upright like a cross. Even sitting there would be enough to kill you in a few days from exhaustion, you have to support your body weight to be able to breath. They didnt think that was enough. They have to speed up the process by tiring them out using the instruments of the most extreme torture ever, a featherduster-like mechanism. they would crank a little hadle at the bottom of the thing, which was alot like a manual eggbeater, and the four rows of feathers would spin at differant speeds in differant directions at the same time. All they had to do after that would be to stand there beside a wriggling hung up dude on the wall for about eight hours and then wait about four hundred years, then they would have their own halloween skeleton decorations.

Bleson
01-30-2010, 06:19 AM
I did a forum search on threads titled "HOW DO I MAKE A GAEM??"
and got loads of results.


I simply don't get what they are asking for. They want to make a game. So what do they want us to give them? Some already admit that they have no experience with code, or else they just say that they desperately want to make a game. So when other members give them great advice about which programs to use, the noobs keep whining about wanting a 'full tutorial with download links'.


Some of these noobs think that it's so easy to make a game. I imagine they think it's as easy as making a pivot animation.

First they have to learn:
-Math
-Grammar
=PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE

You can't just magically give birth to games.
Thanks for this thread. :Phew:

(SEGA)Knuckles
01-30-2010, 10:51 AM
Once I Clicked Download on EasyToon I don't know where to go aftr it.It didn't load or nothin so what do ido

Bleson
01-30-2010, 07:48 PM
Once I clicked Download on EasyToon, I don't know where to go after it. It didn't load so what do I do?

Did you download the program already, or are you having trouble finding the link?

The program is a standalone, and will load as soon as you start it.

EDIT: Wait a sec, you posted in the wrong section!
Ask in the Easytoon forum.

Crow8000
09-14-2013, 06:52 AM
it can be do in Pivot?

Zed
09-14-2013, 08:08 AM
No.

Damian
09-14-2013, 11:38 AM
Guys, you need something to make the graphics AND a programming language. You can make .gif sprites in pivot but, you need something to code it. Perhaps you might want to get the Java dev kit if you don't have Flash.

Also, can someone sticky this, please? It will help.

Zed
09-14-2013, 09:12 PM
It was stickied for a few years but we had so many sticky threads here that no one noticed any of them. You had to scroll down to see any non-sticky threads. In theory the Have Questions? thread is supposed to fix that by linking to all the good threads, but some people don't read no matter what you do.

Damian
09-14-2013, 10:41 PM
So, basically this looked like conceptart.org?