Build your video game from scratch and run it on Android, iOS, Web, Windows, and Linux. GDevelop is an open source, self-hosted free game development software.
The video gaming industry is flourishing at a high pace. There are billions of gamers around the globe who always look for exciting and entertaining video games. On the other hand, there are a number of video game development software that provide developers a complete environment and game development tools to develop advanced and fascinating games. However, this is a GDevelop tutorial in which we will learn what GDevelop is and how to set up locally by covering the following point.
A Brief Intro Of GDevelop.
How To Setup On Localhost?
In this section, we will see how can we set up GDevelop on our local system. Before moving to the next steps, make sure you have installed the folowing pre-requisites.
- Node.js 12.x
- Yarn / Npm
Once all the pre-requisites are installed, open the terminal and run the following command to clone the source code:
git clone https://github.com/4ian/GDevelop.git
After that, run the following commands to install the dependencies:
cd GDevelop/newIDE/app npm install
Now, you can start the application by running the following command:
Finally, you can access the application in the browser at http://localhost:3000.
Once you access this game making software into the browser, it will open home page as shown in the image below.
There are options to start a new project or open a new project. Moreover, there is an option to see the examples or tutorials for taking a good start.
Once you click on “Create A New Project” you can see several pre-built basic and advance game templates as shown in the image below.
You can select any game as a starter as in this tutorial you can see the following screen after selecting the first option.
This way, you can explore and try further features. Once you are done with developing your game, you can export it for various platforms such as Android, IOS and Web.