Making games is hard and in some cases, extremely hard. Being able to learn the ropes of the necessary programming languages and get together a team to cover things like sound and art design, overall game play design and more – along with doing proper quality assurance – can be an excruciating process, especially if you’re trying to bypass the team-building part and do it yourself. With this in mind, the team at Clickteam has designed a useful starter program for people to build relatively simple 2D games through a visual design interface and even export them to Xbox One.
The program, called Clickteam Fusion 2.5, only takes a couple of hours to learn, using a drag-and-drop interface to do just about everything. For those who want to get their game onto a Windows 10 device, Clickteam has released a new UWP exporter for users of the program. Using the exporter, you can take a project you’ve been making in Clickteam Fusion 2.5 and bring it over to Visual Studio so you can get to work on it there.
You can check out Clickteam Fusion 2.5 right here, where you can find free and premium versions depending on what your needs are. Keep in mind that, if you want to use the UWP exporter to get games onto the Xbox One, you’ll need to have Visual Studio on hand. An Xbox One developer account will also be necessary in order to get games onto the Xbox One marketplace.Further reading: Microsoft, Universal Windows Platform, Windows 10, Xbox One