2-D game engine

Chris _h
Post: #1
Hi im new here im sorry i this is in the wrong section but does anyone have a free 2-D game engine with some tutorials cause im kind of new to this and im working on a 2-D game and all i need is the programming now.
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Post: #2
Free? uhh... TNTBasic is free... but there are less than 15 active forum members left...

What do you mean? 2-D engine? eg. Torque? or you know a language already? >.> Are you willing to learn a programming language if you don't know one already?
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Post: #3
What kind of 2D game engine do you want,
what would you like to be able to do with it?
what features would you require, etc etc?

(im looking for a project to take on :] )

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Post: #4
There's this: http://www.grinninglizard.com/kyra/
Not that I've ever used it, but I downloaded the source a year or so ago to educate myself with (and then didn't).

There's also these:
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If you're planning a side scroller of some kind, there's Power Game Factory.

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Post: #6
Power Game Factory is very nice for 2D side-scollers.
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Post: #7
You could check out NovaShell, it seems promising.

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Post: #8
Take a look at Torque Game Builder. I have no first hand experience, so I can't really reccommend it--try it out yourself before buying.

Also, do take a look at BlitzMax. It's not an engine, per se, but it is a very simple language to learn and works well for 2D stuff.
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Post: #9
I haven't had a chance to check this out yet but PlayFirst just released their Playground SDK.
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