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Creature Pack, Blender, and Lua Reference For My Students

As I am preparing the release of MAGE I am also preparing packs for my students to use to modify and learn from. The first is a creature pack and also a plugin to use to convert models from Blender to the Minetest engine. I’m also compiling links to the Minetest coding tutorials and references and to Lua itself. Soon will be Blender tutorials as well. I’m really hoping to get a rough version of MAGE out this week.

Creaturepack Download

Minetest Engine Resources:
Minetest Wiki
Minetest Functions
Development Wiki

Minetest Lua Tutorials:
c55’s Intro To Minetest Modding Tutorial
Rubenwardy’s Minetest Modding Book
Wiki Basic Tutorial
sfans’ Minetest Lua Tutorial

Lua References:
https://www.lua.org/manual/5.3/
https://www.tutorialspoint.com/lua/index.htm

Minetest Engine Model Conversion:
http://wiki.minetest.net/Using_Blender
Blender

Bonus:
Pivot Animator 4.2.6 Zip

Video Updates for MAGE aka Make A Game Experience!

Welcome to hopefully the first of may updates for MAGE aka Make A Game Experience, formerly known as D.'s Sandbox. I hope to do a lot more videos in the future and we have a trailer for MAGE in the works. There are a lot of updates happening at … [Continue reading]

Future Plans For Make A Game Free

Soon I plan to release a software project called MAGE aka Make A Game Experience which aims to make it as easy as possible for everyone, both adults and kids to learn the different facets of creating a game such as Coding, Game Design, Gameplay … [Continue reading]

Make A Game Resumes

The Make A Game Series Resumes!I'm so excited to announce that I will be posting much more frequently the how to make a game page AND I will be new game making software based on the awesome engine Minetest. The point of the software project will … [Continue reading]

20 Games Using Open Source Mainstream Engines To Make A Game

Indiestatik.com posted a really interesting article called Back To The Source – 20 Free Indie Games Built On Mainstream Foundations featuring 20 games that have been made using previously commercial engines and many of which went open source and game … [Continue reading]

Getting A Job Making Video Games

If you've ever thought about getting a job making video games, there are a lot of resources that are worth looking at. First you can check out job postings on craigslist and also Gamasutra has a whole job listing section. Also of course you can … [Continue reading]

EA Talks About How To Make A Video Game

Matthew Jeffery of EA gives a very interesting talk about the process of making a video game and the attitude and motivation that is required to do so.A really insightful video on how to make a video game! Here is the video info and it is … [Continue reading]

Make A Game – Post Mortem For DwarfCorp

This week at Make A Game we are going to look at another Post Mortem, this time for DwarfCorp!  Here is their Kickstarter PageDwarfCorp is a RTS game about ruthless capitalism in a fantasy world. You've been hired as Regional Manager for … [Continue reading]

Make A Game – Kickstarter Post Mortem For Crypt Run

Post Mortems are very interesting because it is when a Game Developer talks about what worked and what didn't.  Recently Crypt Run posted a Post Mortem about what worked and didn't work from their Kickstarter Project.  Kickstarter is definitely … [Continue reading]

The Mission For Make A Game Free

This page is going to be dedicated to interesting articles, resources and whatever other useful content I can find to help people make a game!  Check back often because I plan to post new content and/or articles at the very least once a … [Continue reading]

Make A Game with MAGE
Make A Game with a cute little all powerful MAGE!
MAGE is proudly developed by Platinum Arts and would not be possible without the incredible Minetest Developers and Mod Makers. MAGE is inspired by Infiniminer, Minecraft, and Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker