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To keep things simple – It added the creator tool. The creator allows you to pick and choose the variables, create a skeleton of your game, and it instantly inserts placeholders to help you get started. This tool automatically sets up everything for you. You’ll have access to a visual map of your game, from the start screen menu and gameplay levels to the game over screen. From within the creator, you’re able to double click on a particular screen to open it for editing or reroute the order of your game however you want.
Features and Highlights
How Does It Work?
Creating games in drag & drop software is as easy as making a PowerPoint presentation. It only takes a second to add a new character, enemy, object, platform, decoration, power-up, effect or background into your game, simply drag and drop the image into the level editor. You can also easily edit their properties if needed and test out the game throughout the entire process.
What Games Has It Made?
Since it’s public release in January 2015, It has created more than 150 hit games that have been featured by Apple, broken the top charts of the app store and picked up by major publishers. It’s an impressive feat, and more than all the other game builders combined. Notable games made with Build box are Color Switch, Damn Daniel, Slip Away, Ball Jump, The Line Zen, Phases and Endless Sky.
Who Is It For?
By design, The program is intuitive. Anyone can use it. Unlike any other game maker, you don’t need to be a tech genius to use it (though it has many of those as customers, too). Simply put, Build box is popular with anyone who loves games.
Different types of animations and effects can be easily added to your character with Buildbox for macOS. Edit the hit zone or collision shape of your character. Make them shoot, move or jump in a special way. Add different sounds for your character’s action like jumping, shooting, or a ground collision sound for when the character hits the ground. Gameplay effects can be attached to a character also. Choose Shadow to add a light effect on your character like in game Phases or add the Auto Tilt option to make the camera shake when a character is defeated.
Multiple Character Settings
It features multiple character support. This option allows you to add multiple characters into your game and control how players interact with them. Each character can have unique powers and abilities by setting the desired options in the character gameplay settings. Choose how to unlock the character, if it’s going to be available for free or with in-game currency and different movement effects.
In the scene editor we have place holder graphics based on your set gameplay style. It’s kept extremely simple with nothing more than a character, a platform, a single enemy, and a particle effect for good measure. The place holders make it easy to quickly add or duplicate items and build out your scene however you wish. The outliner option enables you to view all of your game’s layers, hide them, lock into place, or group and rearrange.
It includes all the developer tools you’ll need to not only make games, but make outstanding games. By clicking on the small bug icon on the Scene Editor, you’ll enter the debug mode and have full view of all of the collision shapes of your objects. This collision viewpoint enables you to see the skeleton of your game. Using this view you’ll be able to easily make sure your gameplay runs smooth and there are no unnecessary bumps or transitions your player might endure while playing.
Node Menu Editor
The node menu editor allows you to completely customize your game layout. Adjust the settings to choose all of the menu screens you’d like to include, click to add new screens or double click to go directly to the level editor to edit. The menu system is also color coded for easy reference. Green represents UI menu and blue indicates a gameplay screen. You can drag and drop menu screen connections to reroute their order as well.
With the app you can add interactive animations to make your game truly stand out. Animate your menus or create complete cut scenes with new key frame animator. It only takes a quick click to open up the menu animation editor and begin recording a character hopping onto the screen and set it play every time the game is started. It make it really easy to customize each animation with a detailed graph of the movement that can be edited in free mode to make actions more precise or free flowing.
Coins are more than just a way to keep score, in Buildbox. Features allow you to add and customize any object you want with a set action. Actions can completely change how a player interacts with an item. Simply drag and drop an item into the editor and set its action as a coin. You can easily have your character collect coins and then offer larger packages of coins for sale. It also included advanced power-ups, continue and checkpoint system with in-app purchase options.
It’s the little details that make all the difference. With the software, you have everything you need to truly zero in on the details that count and make something unique with your game. One of the best ways to do that is with effects.
Use the font builder within Buildbox to create custom fonts to use in your game. Create in-game labels, text for when you pick up coins, display your total coin amount or score. You now have the option to use multiple fonts throughout your entire game. All of the fonts available are all fonts already installed on your computer, choose any new fonts and just install them as you normally would on your computer and they will also appear in the font editor.
With your purchase of Build box, you get all of the developer tools you need to make amazing games. Easy to use drag and drop software allows anyone to jump right in and start creating without prior coding or technical skills. There’s no limit to what you can do with this powerful game builder.
Note: 15 days trial version.
Also Available: Download Buildbox for Windows