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GameMaker Lite

GameMaker is about as easy as it gets for an artist who wants to make a game. Tell the program what sprite image is your character, how it can move and act, add some sound files, and then build the game world block by block. It’s not only limited to side or top down 2D creations, but it does encourage that style. You’ll still need a basic understanding of variables and other math fundamentals, but the difference is that you can learn it all in one night instead of spending countless hours reading before actually creating anything that’s worth playing. For the artists out there who are terrified of coding, keep reading and you’ll have your first game in no time!

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