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Information about Game Design Software

Information about Game Design Software

Game designing is an interesting field and many game lovers want to venture into it. Leaf through this article to learn about different programs used to design games.
Rahul Thadani
There are some people who just cannot get enough of video games, and for most of them, designing games is a dream. Unfortunately, not everyone can achieve this dream. But, with the right design software one can come as close to it as possible. You can make use of paid or free editions that are available, and create your own video game.
The success of the game obviously depends on plenty of factors like the storyline, the characters, graphics, controls and marketing. The computer programming and 3D animation skills also comes into play. If you have done a professional course in this stream and are a trained software developer, then you will naturally be able to design it better than an amateur.
The Software
The development process is very long and complicated, and it requires months of coding and hard work. If this was not the case, we would have seen a number of amateurish games doing the rounds. But, every designer has to make use of certain software and tools for designing, and here are some of the best ones, that are free of cost.
  • 3D Adventure Studio
  • Aiee!
  • Demoniak3D
  • Game Editor
  • Game Maker
  • GameScroll
  • Game Space 3D
  • Genesis3D
  • Hephaestus
  • ITADS
  • RPG Maker XP
  • SketchUp
Naturally, above mentioned programs are going to be very limited in nature and you cannot expect the best features from them. They are most suited for someone who is just beginning to pursue this interest, and has a very little experience and knowledge about this field. For people who wish to move on to a more advanced level and wish to do so professionally, here are some of the choices.
  • 3D Game Engine Torque SDK
  • ADRIFT Generator
  • Afterworks
  • Autodesk 3DS Max
  • BYOND
  • DarkBasic Pro
  • Fighter Maker 95
  • GameSpace
  • GameStudio
  • GLBasic
  • Lawmaker Game Engine
  • MUGEN
  • Nebula Device
  • The 3D Gamemaker
It is to be noted that, these programs work across all the computer operating systems.
Becoming a successful game designer is so much more than just using the best software, though. This is a market that is really exploding at the moment. Thanks to the advancements in gaming consoles, more and more people are starting to play it. This means that a successful game can do very well in the market, and the returns on investment can be phenomenal. For this reason, it is necessary for the very best coders and developers to undertake this task. Leading programmers are of the opinion that, only people with the right qualifications and experience, and passion for gaming can succeed in this line of work.
The sources from where you get the software are also important. Free software can be downloaded from a number of sources, and since only amateurs use them, they may lack advanced features. Also one should be careful to ensure that these programs do not download any viruses with them. The program that needs to be paid for can be very costly, and the best ones are always bought by big animation and design studios. Enrolling in such an institute will give you an access to that kind of software, and this will in turn enable you to hone your skills.