Doctor Who Game Maker provides all the tools for simple level design
If you want to make a video game, you have to know how to code, right? To the right?
Well, not necessarily. If you’re not particularly keen on working with a limited palette of graphics and features, the new Doctor Who Game Maker lets you beat a multi-level game in minutes. All in your web browser.
Part of the 2015 Make It Digital season of Beeb, the Game Maker gives you a toolbox – characters, enemies, objects and backgrounds – as well as the ability to create 2D levels of up to nine screens. Characters and enemies can be given scripted moves, attacks, and special abilities, and you can even play with physics, letting you create, for example, a doctor who can fly.
It’s simple things, it’s true – you’re not going to build the next one Solid metal gear title on this thing – but its simplicity is part of its appeal. There is a tutorial to walk you through the processes required to create a level and monkey with parameters, but the simplicity and intuitiveness of the toolset means you can pretty much just experiment and see where you are. you find yourself.
Anything you do can be saved to your BBC account (you can log in through Google or Facebook if you don’t want to create one) and shared with your friends. Come on, go for it. No sonic screwdriver required.
[Source: Doctor Who Game Maker]