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The Games Factory

Type of Program: Programming
Supported Platforms: Win9x/NT
Company Name: Clickteam / Europress
Price: $49.95 (Pro Version)
Installed Size: 15meg


Whoever said that making your own game couldn't be fun, and easy! The Games Factory (TGF for short) does both; makes it relatively easy and fun to create, edit and make your own games. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to be able to start making games soon after reading and looking at the Help files and examples.

TGF has several Editors that make creating games almost a breeze. You can make games of any type with as many Levels as you wish. Here is a brief overview of each Level:

Storyboard Editor: Here you can see at a glance all levels of the game. You set the preferences here along with titles and screen size. You can edit each level with a simple click of the mouse.

Level Editor: In a nutshell, this is where you place all your graphics and 'hidden' objects that interact with the overall scope of the game. Each game is made up of a series of objects. Included are numerous objects you can include into any game. Objects such as animated characters, buildings, and so on.

Event Editor: This perhaps is the heart of the software. This is where you can set and determine how the game operates. The Event Editor enables you to control the objects in a Game level using a range of actions, events, and conditions.

Go ahead, get this software ASAP and start making your own game! The ClickTeam site also has a Forum where you can post and get help along the way. If there was a drawback to this program it would be the license states that you must include the ClickTeam logo on any final games you create. That 's not bad considering what you get in return and why not give some credit to those whom helped/gave you the resources?

User Friendly
Ease of Installation
Reviewed by Robert Hall

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