I made several games before I left for college. I started working with Game Maker when I was around thirteen. I have moved past it in the last couple years and started experimenting with other engines. Video games take a lot of time and effort and for me they are a labor of love. Honestly I don’t play video games very much. I’ve probably spent more time working on them then playing them. I love the complexity and the intense amount of systemic thinking you have to do.
Below are some past project of mine. All I have for the Game Maker games in the Game Maker files and executables so I won’t share the code here. But for the Love2D game all the code is on github.
Love2D Turn Based RPG
This was a turn based RPG game that I was making with Love2D and Lua. I am actually still making a turn based RPG in the Babylon.js game engine now. I am using what I learned making this in making the other one. I will probably not finish this because of the other project. But I learned a lot making it.
Turn Based RPG Engine
I made an engine for a turn-based RPG game. This game complete with an inventory system, a leveling up system, and item pickup system, a quest system, store system, and an NPC system. I made this when I was about 18. It is all done in Game Maker 8.1.
This is a platform game that I did a lot of work on but never really finished. I got all the way up to the first boss battle. I made almost all the graphics, I did all of the programming, and I made a few of the songs.
The imagery in the game may be disturbing for some. It is all pixel art but it was meant to be a horror style game. I will probably never make anything like this again. I started working on the game when I was actually about 13. I made about five different versions of it and this was the final incarnation. This was all made in Game Maker.
You play as Mr. Smith. You are on a mission to save humanity from a group of inter dimensional that impersonate as the gods talked about in the worlds holy books. There true forms rest within their castle fortress which acts as nexus point for their dimensions to enter ours. They live off the blood and fear of their victims.
I know sounds intense. Like I said I will probably never make anything like this again. But when I was teenager and really loved metal music this was awesome.