There is also http://youcanmakevideogames.com/ and http://kotaku.com/5979539/a-beginners-g ... video-gameShai'tan wrote:Here is a pretty decent list over engines and what they can be used for.
Unity is very versatile, and I kinda like it. It may or may not be worthwhile for you to get into, depending on how much would you like to achieve.Anonymously Famous wrote:Say I wanted to make a fairly basic 2D side scroller. What game development platforms would you recommend? I have Clickteam Fusion from a recent Humble Bundle thing, and there's also Unity and other popular environments. There are also other things like Pygame for Python game development, etc. I just need a starting spot, I guess.
I've never used Clickteam Fusion, but from what I can tell, it might be easier to use for simple stuff like this than Unity.
No idea about pygame, I guess since you like python it should be easy enough for you.
Really it depends on whether or not you'd like to move on from the simplest side scroller and do something more later, in which case it would be best to start with something that can give you more options and freedom down the line. Or if you just want to throw together something quick.