i love blender GE becuase of its graphical authoring system. you know,… those logic bricky thingies. i can quickly do ALOT with them. but now ive been givin a large budget to get a good high quality game engine. but i cant seem to find one that has a workflow style in the same spirt as using GE. its always crap that looks alot like this:
what the hell is that? ^ ^ ^ i see no models to animate, no levels to build, no lighting to set up… wtf? its letters. i have to make a game with this? im a student artist not a geek, no fair… now dont get me wrong, im willing to learn more code and plan to, but if i have to code and compile every and even the simplest tasks, ill never finish my short game project. (im forced to work alone on this one). i need something SOMEWHAT simple to understand, (like my beloved BGE). but i dont want it to make a game for me, and i dont want to have to use miles of code for simple tasks that could be strung together in GE in 55 seconds…
so here lies the question. is there a good comercial engine that is in the same spirt as blender? i listed a few that i found and my impressions of them.
now it looks neat visually, but i cant really get a feel of how programing my game entities would be. i downloaded a trial and all it gave my was a somewhat impressive looking game. but this gave me a little hope.
this says and looks like an artist could work with it. but guess what im a student and im 99% sure they wont give me a licence, even though i plan to destroy my game after i finish it (the game has to be made for a school project i have 2 years to work on). plus its probably VERY expensive, and im sure i cant exceed 3000 dollars or so. but if i did get my hands on that beautiful engine, or the unreal engine… man im learning as much code as i possibly can, even if i dont need it. dammit, if only…
this one is hard to tell… it doesnt say much but looks good…
- unity engine
okay this one even says its like blender and has the blender symbol present in many places of their website. and you can even make wii games… how delightful… :eyebrowlift2: but, it looks a little too weak for some reason. something just (and correct me if im wrong) tells me you can make only little bity game projects like you would find on the internet. it doesnt look like you can make a full blown project with it. plus im going to have to buy and learn how to use a mac…
oh man this one just, looks, COOL! its like… made for the artist… but im not sure about price or programing… especially the programing. but if it comes down to me having to do every single task in code, even things for “move the cube forward” i guess ill get this one…
i dont even know… getting desperate…
well thats the fruits of my reasearch… if any of you guys have any recomendations or perhaps can shed some light on the engines please i beg for your assistance. as you know, these things cost alot and i just dont want to be throwing money away with guess work. and hey if you know an even better one not listed, please tell me.