There’s no secret that the games market, especially on PC, has been experiencing in indies boom for the last few years. Games like Titan Souls, Mini Metro, Axiom Verge and others have shown us that there is still a large player base for smaller 2D titles inspired by the 16-bit era but infused with more modern mechanics.
If you’ve dreamed of creating your own game but like me don’t have much in the way of programming knowledge then Clickteam Fusion 2.5 on Steam might interest you. Developed by longtime game creation software veterans Clickteam, this development suite gives you a nice & tidy interface to create your very first indie title with no programming. In the place of traditional programming Fusion 2.5 uses CT’s tried and true grid based Event Editor – allowing aspiring developers to plot out their game’s logic in an organized and visual fashion.
Fusion 2.5 isn’t just aimed at beginners, sensed professionals have produced indie games that have been published on multiple platforms. You might have played games like Five Nights At Freddie’s, The Angry Video Game Nerd Game, Knytt Underground or the more recent Not A Hero – all of them were developed using Fusion 2.5 or its predecessor Multimedia Fusion 2.
During the Steam Winter Sale Clickteam has discounted the Standard Version of Clickteam Fusion 2.5 to just $15 USD – down from its regular retail price of $100 USD! Out of the box you’ll be able to create limited HTML 5 games as well as full stand-alone Windows games and applications. If your dreams of game development take you into the mobile space CT Fusion 2.5 also supports a number of optional exporters that allow you to develop for Android, IOS and soon Mac OS X.
I’ve used their software for years, and although my ventures into indie development have not bore any fruit maybe you, dear reader, will more success. At $15 it is a hell of steal and I’d highly recommend Clickteam Fusion to any aspiring developer who has a dream but has been too afraid to get their feet wet.