Do you enjoy video games? Well, if you are reading our site you must – at least to some extent. How would you like to make your own video games without knowing how to code in C++ or other languages? If you answered yes to any of those questions you might want to pay attention to this week’s humble bundle sale because they are practically giving away (what is in my opinion) one of the most robust and user friendly video game creation tools ever for as little as $1.
This week’s Humble Weekly Sale features the versatile Multimedia Fusion 2 as well as several games created with it. If you’ve used PowerPoint or Corel Draw you’ll be right at home in the editor portion of this development suite. Instead of utilizing a programming language MMF2 allows developers to create full fledged video games using a combination of a “frame system” (think visual lay-out) and an “event editor” where all of the game’s logic is strung together. Even complete novices can make their first working prototypes in a matter of a few hours.
The best part about MMF2 is that it is cross-platform. ClickTeam, the software’s developer have ported the runtime for it to several platforms including Xbox 360 XNA, Java, Adobe Flash and more recently HMTL5. While the $1 humble bundle version is the Windows only standard edition – it can be easily expanded upon should you find that your project needs a few other platforms.
Buying into this Humble Weekly deal will also snag you copies of Faerie Solitaire, MANOS: The Hands of Fate, Odd Planet, Pitiri 1977, Splotches and Vincre Totus Astrum. If you beat the average price you’ll also score Knytt Undergound, Really Big Sky and Night Sky.
Clickteam is also poised to release a new updated version of Multimedia Fusion 2 called Clickteam Fusion 2.5 that features several improvements. A Clickteam representative informed us that buyers of the humble version of MMF 2 may be entitled to a discount on 2.5 upon release. Considering the regular retail price of MMF2 was over $100 just a few years ago, this is a great buy for novices and advanced users alike.