If you’ve got a unique idea for a mobile game floating around in your head, now might be the time to bring it to life. GameSpot Deals is offering The Definitive Game Making Collection Software Bundle for just $99, which includes both AppGameKit and GameGuru to help you get started in the world of game development. AppGameKit Studio costs $100 by itself, so you’re essentially getting a bunch of content for free with this bundle.
AppGameKit is the main attraction of this bundle, as it’s an easy-to-learn tool that’ll get you up and coding in no time. Both AppGameKit Classic and Studio are included–letting you develop games for Steam, iOS, Android, and other platforms. You’ll also get a bunch of asset packs to get the ball rolling and help you launch a prototype of your game without the need to hunt down an artist or purchase premium content.
GameGuru isn’t a professional tool like AppGameKit, but it lets you build your own virtual worlds without the need for much coding. Instead, it largely relies on a drag-and-drop interface and comes with hundreds of built-in assets. Basically, it’s a standalone map editor you’d find in some games.
All told, you’ll get 36 DLC packs compatible with either GameGuru, AppGameKit Classic, or AppGameKit Studio. That should be more than enough for any beginner to bring their ideas to life. Your purchase gives you lifetime access to all content and all three programs should run easily on most PCs (specs for the software aren’t very demanding and only require 12GB of storage).
If you’re on the fence about the bundle, it might be worth checking out this free Unity Game Development collection first. It offers three courses for free, with the option to purchase five for just one buck. If its material clicks with you, then the Definitive Game Making Collection bundle would make a great second step.
Below you’ll find a quick look at AppGameKit in action, as the beginner tutorial walks you through some programming basics.
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