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Make A Game Series – D. The Atom Shifter Introduction

September 8, 2013 in Make A Game by Mike

Since we are making a commercial game called D. The Atom Shifter I thought it might be useful and interesting to post updates on here once in a while about what the process is to make a game and where we are in the game design process.  The goal of course would be to give you insight into how to make your own game and to show you that it is viable using Platinum Arts Sandbox Free Game Maker.

Also D. The Atom Shifter is going to be pivotal to Platinum Arts Sandbox Free Game Maker because a lot, if not all, of the new features going into the game will be added to Sandbox.  So as a result a lot of the updates on this page will now be centered around D. and the status of the project. I will also soon be compiling the best feature suggestions that the community has posted in the Wishlist Forum Thread and they will be put on the list to be added to D.!  There will be so much more potential for greater features when we have a budget!  Our Kickstarter for D. will hopefully be in the next 2-3 weeks so please follow us!  Also if you are using Sandbox to make a game let me know and I would love to post updates on here about your game as well!

Currently we have a great design team with Stefos on Modeling, Animation and Concept Art.  Matt (aka Kid_Matthew) and Tim are our incredibly talented mappers and Christian is our texture artist.  For music I am working with Neurosphere again to add in some high intensity heavy metal music!  These will probably mostly be for the Wave Defense levels.

In our development we are at the point where we are writing up a concept document so that we can plan out our gameplay and also Prototype levels have begun.  Both Tim and Matt are creating progression type levels while I’m working on a Wave Defense level.  Having a prototype is a great way to test gameplay and see how it is in action and to make sure from early on that it is actually fun!  D. The Atom Shifter is definitely a game that is going to be focused on fun!

Check out the current planned features:
– Developed by the Project Lead of the popular and action packed Doom 3 Mod Last Man Standing and the Free Game Maker Platinum Arts Sandbox
– An Action RPG that you play how you want! You can fully customize D.’s stats at any time during the game, even during battle!
– Absorb abilities from your enemies
– Non Linear Exploration
– Physics System
– Lots of magic items, weapons and spells to find!
– Shifting/Morphing Self
– (Hopefully) Wave Mode where you see how long you can survive vs varying waves of monsters!
– Dev tools released to the community to be able to make mods and FULL COMMERCIAL GAMES! Full Source might possibly be released as well.
– Treasure hunting and secret passages!
– Coop and/or Random map Generation (Dependent on Kickstarter success)

Here are some screenshots for you to enjoy as well!
Rough Prototype Screenshot Of The Wind Level Rough Prototype Screenshot Of The Wind LevelD. The Atom Shifter - Past ReflectionsD. The Atom Shifter - The Stone King and his Horde

by Mike

D. The Atom Shifter Trailer Has Been Released!

August 3, 2013 in Make A Game by Mike

The Trailer for D. The Atom Shifter has been released!  The trailer covers a bit of the backstory of D. and hints as to why he was created.  We have a prototype on the way and a gameplay trailer as well!!  Please Like us on Facebook!  Feel free to let us know what you think as well, feedback is very much appreciated!

by Mike

The Future Of Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker

July 7, 2013 in Free Game Maker News, Make A Game by Mike

I’m very interested in progressing Sandbox and making it the best choice to make a game that I’m considering hiring coders, modelers, etc to make Sandbox the best it can be and provide users with everything they need to jump right into making their own commercial games.  Please let me know what you’d like to see in Sandbox to make it the best it can possibly be for you in the Official Sandbox Wishlist Thread.  I will probably have a big public IRC meeting regarding this subject as well.  Stay tuned for details.  Thank you for your time and happy developing!

by Mike

Make A Game

February 3, 2013 in Free Game Maker News, Make A Game by Mike

Make a game and sell it!! That’s what you can do with Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker! So go make a game and we’ll even post information about it on the site!

Some of the content (mainly the models) can’t be used commercially but we have a license in every folder that says how the content can be used! We’re getting closer and closer to making 100% of the Sandbox content commercially usable! And to help you out now I’ve created a site that focuses on the process it takes to Make A Game.

There are so many awesome aspects of Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker to make a game but one of my favorites is the non restrictive license meaning you can do almost anything you want with it especially since the code is completely open source so you can change anything you want! Another favorite is that you don’t have to use clunky external grid based programs to do the level design work, you can actually do that all in game, and even cooperatively with friends! I’ve built a city with over 20 kids in the same world at the same time all working on different parts! Editing is as easy as hitting F1 or E for edit mode and selecting an area and pushing or pulling with the mouse wheel to edit terrain! You can even make bumps or caves using heightmap mode or even really tall mountains if you’d like! There are many models that can quickly be placed from the menu and you can copy and paste them by clicking on C to copy and then V to paste. The development is so fast and easy you can literally have an area built in a few hours or less once you get the hang of everything.  So you could potentially even make a game in a few hours!

If you want to see more of the awesome features check out our About Page!

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Free Game Maker New Webpage And Upcoming Game!

February 2, 2013 in Free Game Maker News by Mike

As I’m sure you can see I’m working on a new webpage for Platinum Arts Sandbox Free Game Maker. Unlike the old one this one should fly like the wind and even though it doesn’t look too pretty right now don’t worry I still have a lot of work to do on it. If you come across something that isn’t working correctly please let me know! Also of course feel free to share your thoughts and opinions in the forum. I have done a lot of tweaking on this new page to make sure it runs as fast as possible and I’m trying to keep it clean but look nice as well. I have some more tweaks to do but it already has a 92/100 speed rating according to google which is really good!!

Also here is a sneak peak at an upcoming project from the team, I will be posting more about this soon!
D. The Atom Shifter is an action RPG where you literally have the ability to customize your character at will! The human race is being annihilated and to try to prevent complete obliteration a great wizard created D. who can shift his atoms at will and absorb the atoms of other beings into himself to give himself even more power. The game is going to be a single player action RPG with swords, magic and horror elements! D. will be a horror themed action rpg game for Windows and Linux!

Lots more art and information is on the way! Also we have a trailer we’re working on that we’re quite excited about and we can’t wait to show you all of the cool stuff we’ve been working on! Also feel free to join our newsletter at our webpage Dactionrpg.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Take care and have an awesome day!
-mike