Make Your Own PuzzleScript Game!

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2019-07-09
  • Publisher: No Starch Press
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Fun introduction to game development by well-known game designer using PuzzleScript, a free online tool for creating puzzles/platform games.

PuzzleScript is a free, web-based tool you can use to create puzzle games. In a PuzzleScript game, you move objects around to solve problems and play through the levels.

In Make Your Own PuzzleScript Games! you'll learn how to use PuzzleScript to create interactive games--no programming experience necessary! Learn the basics like how to make objects, create rules, and add levels. You'll also learn how to edit, test, and share your games online.

Learn how to:

  •  Decorate your game with fun backgrounds
  •  Write rules that define how objects interact
  •  Add obstacles like laser guns and guards
  •  Herd cats and even pull off a robot heist!

With colorful illustrations and plenty of examples for inspiration, Make Your Own PuzzleScript Games! will take you from puzzle solver to game designer in just a few clicks!

Author Biography

Anna Anthropy is a game designer, author, and educator. She currently teaches game design as DePaul University's Game Designer in Residence. Anthropy is the author of many games about cats, and she lives in Chicago with a little black cat named Encyclopedia Frown.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Everyone Makes Games

Chapter 1: PuzzleScript Basics
Chapter 2: Herding Cats: Your First PuzzleScript Game
Chapter 3: Herding Cats: Using Level Design to Tell Stories
Chapter 4: Robot Heist: Creating Rules and Obstacles
Chapter 5: Robot Heist: Creating Consequences for Losing
Chapter 6: Robot Heist: Refining Your Level Design
Chapter 7: Where to Go from Here

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