Have you always dreamed of making a game but have no wish to delve into the mystical realms of programming or 3D art creation? GameGuru allows you to fulfil your dreams in a non-technical, fun and extremely easy to share way. Create games that you can play and enjoy with others in minutes.
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Mixed (18 reviews) - 61% of the 18 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (726 reviews) - 79% of the 726 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date: May 19, 2015

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August 2

GameGuru EBE Reaches Beta

It's been a longer road than I had planned or hoped, but I am now ready to release the EBE in a small way to our internal beta testing group who kindly offer a few hours of their time every now and again to hammer GameGuru builds to ensure they are ready for the public.  They are under a gentle NDA for the most part, but I am happy for them to share what they think of the EBE system in the forums over the next two weeks (when I will be on holiday flush the microchips out of my head and finding new ways to recharge my old brain battery).



As oft-reported, the first version will be a no-frills workhorse of functionality, and from the private and then public feedback, we can augment the areas you want to see improving and sideline those features no one actually uses.  Whatever you decide to create, rest assured the collision and rendering features of your structure are pre-optimized for in-game use :)

In other news, I have some honourable mentions to make, including one of the latest games to make it through the Steam greenlight process and get published. A game called Father's Island which is a first person narrated adventure using the GameGuru engine. To check it out, you can go direct to the Steam page where it now lives: 

http://store.steampowered.com/app/460940

I also wanted to share some GameGuru general news that popped into my inbox over the last few weeks, starting with a very cool simulation of a certain sci-fi series that I have watched through a few times now.  Here is the link to a video that had me smiling the entire way through: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq4PlUu-bJo&feature=youtu.be
Staying on the subject of GameGuru videos, if you ever wanted to recreate Borderlands 2 in quick order, you cannot proceed better than starting with watching this video, from Sparckman who has produced some great GameGuru videos so far and is starting to challenge my own collection of Twitch Broadcasts.  Here is the latest run-through from the guy himself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PqxqFZ3TWI&feature=youtu.be

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July 3

V1.14 EBE Dev Progress

As a quick update on the development of the Easy Building Editor, I can report things are going very well and I am starting to get more familiar with the way this new editor module works, and I am looking forward to starting the beta process very soon.  I will not bore you with the many minor steps through what's been coded, but I can show how the EBE entity is treated much like a regular entity, so you can use the TAB clip to chop the roof off for interior editing while using the shape painting tool.  As you can see I got carried away with my quick test to add better stairs that the ones I created in my last Twitch Broadcast, created interior and exterior walls and a little hatch in the wooden room in the back (for no reason but to cut a hole in the wall).



The system now detects the new PFB file and expands the shape painting menu so you can create your own custom shapes, and I am currently working on the ability to create and move between multiple construction sites (grids), saving that data using RLE compression and attaching it to the entities for saving and reloading whole levels of them. I will then proceed to create some code which optimizes the polygons to replace the many 'many' cubes currently being crammed into the meshes.  I also plan to expand the texture selector UI with some more buttons for things like 'texture pick', 'import custom texture set' and a special texture paint mode which does not add/remove cubes, but paints what is there.  I am sure I can add more to this UI area as the EBE toolkit needs it.



I am also interested to hear what your general views are about the way the EBE is shaping and whether you think it is a good first version for users new to creating their first 3D buildings and structures.  There is a lively forum thread called EBE in the GameGuru forum board and I invite you to check it out: https://forum.game-guru.com/thread/215812

 

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About This Software

Welcome to GameGuru, the easy game maker. Our mission is to create the easiest and most enjoyable game creator. Join us and our great & enthusiastic community on this journey.

Imagine creating a world that you and your friends come together and play... and creating it could be a matter of minutes with no technical jiggery-pokery needed at all! Of course, you can happily spend hours, days..even weeks creating your masterpiece, the great thing about GameGuru is, you won't be held up by learning strange alien languages or using complex modelling tools. The time you spend with GameGuru is all about creating and having fun whilst doing it.

With GameGuru, you can make a multiplayer game in a few minutes, including hosting and sharing your game online with other GameGuru users.

GameGuru comes with 10+ ready-made game demos for you to play and enjoy. They will show you the sort of games that can be created and how they were done, plus you can adapt these pre-made games and make them into your own games version. You’re then ready to go and design your own unique game!

We believe there is nothing on the market which is so easy to use and so quick to allow you to share your creations with others.



GameGuru offers you an easy yet comprehensive game creation process that is open to non-programmers and designers/artists, or anyone who aspires to become a game creator. It also has powerful editing tools for those who want to take their game creation to an even greater and more complex level. The power is there at your fingertips!

You just need to follow these easy steps – welcome to the world of game creation!

Create your virtual 3D world – Game Design

Construct huge game levels with the easy to use Level Editor. Sculpt your initial game design, add content and then play your game with one click of the Test Game icon:

  • Design your game and levels adding hills, mountains, water, paths, terrains until you have created the world you want for your game
  • Add all your environmental items, pick animated 3D objects including buildings, trees/vegetation, manmade objects/barriers with pre-set customizable properties
  • Set the mood by controlling all aspects of the 3D rendered scene with easy to use sliders and combo box choices, including sky/ambience, day/night scenes, lighting settings.



Decide what your game is – Game Plan

Have you ever wanted to create the game only you can dream of? Now you have the tools to do exactly that, possibly for the first time ever! You can create games very quickly and easily, or add more and more depth as you wish to create a unique game experience:

  • Create your dream game, whether it’s Modern-day FPS Action, Horror/Zombies, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Cartoon/Zany, Medieval/Historical, Multiplayer/standalone and many more - you choose!
  • Give your game objectives, missions, weapons, puzzles, collectables from a suite of pre-set objects supplied, or create/buy/customise new objects.
  • Add characters to your game from the stock media or design your own with the Character Creator.


Now make your game come to life! – Game Crafting

Using the powerful editing tools you can add more depth and details to your game, make the scenes more complex, enhance the way characters and objects interact, improve the objectives of your game to challenge even the most experienced gamers:

  • Use the 3D editing mode to fine-tune your game design
  • Add all the gameplay aspects you want in your game, adjust them, test them until they are exactly right
  • Use the objects/assets supplied free with GameGuru or buy royalty free DLCs and assets from our online store to use in your game
  • Use the powerful editing tools to make your characters and objects unique, give them additional properties through powerful commands such as LUA scripting.



Create, share & sell your game – The final result!

Once you have your finished game you can make it available to your friends and other gamers. GameGuru is unique in what it can offer, all at no additional cost:

  • Build your final game - ready to play, share or sell!
  • Save your standalone game as an executable file to use as you wish
  • Publish your game and sell it to others, all royalty free
  • Make, share and play multiplayer games on Steam
  • Join other GameGuru users who have published their games on Steam!



Our mission

Our mission is to develop an open world game creator that's easy to use and produces very high-quality results in all areas; such as superior art & animation, smooth gameplay and top class game experiences. We're a UK Indie development team with over 20 years of experience and we're an Intel Black Belt developer.

GameGuru is being designed by gamers for gamers and we want to design and create it along with our active and enthusiastic community.



Our Vision
Our vision is to produce The Ultimate Game Creator for the PC - the de facto standard by which all other game making products will be compared. A solution that is easier, more powerful, affordable and flexible than any products available. A product grounded and shaped by the community that gives it life.

We'll embrace new and exciting hardware, acting as champions as we pioneer new experiences and in the process creating fresh new game creating communities. We'll keep expanding the gaming possibilities of GameGuru as we move forward.

Developing game creating tools is what drives us - we're super passionate about finding ways to make the whole game creation process as easy as possible.


The Technical Stuff

For those who want to understand more – here are the main elements of GameGuru:

3D Game Engine & Editor
  • Easy to use, drag & drop style
  • Birds eye view & 3D fly editing systems
  • Game World – Construct large levels for your games
  • Terrain editor – With easy to use controls you can create stunning vistas and unique environments for your games
  • Infinite vegetation system – Vegetation is auto generated where you decide you want it to appear
  • Rendering engine – powering the shaders and graphical techniques to make your games look great and play fast
  • Level of detail – The game engine supports Level Of Detail technology (LOD) to ensure smooth and fast frame rates
  • Cascade shadow mapping – Real-time dynamic shadows add that extra level of realism
  • Baked shadowing – Add ultra-realistic shadows to your levels with the shadow baking system
  • Ambient Occlusion Mapping – This technique adjusts how much ambient light each point in the game scene receives
  • Sky maps – Choose from a wide range of high-resolution sky maps
  • Occlusion Culling System – Fast rendering of your game worlds is ensured by the adoption of this special object culling system
  • Water plane – A shimmering and reflective water plane adds a touch of realism to your levels
  • Light Rays – Let the light flood your game scenes with this awesome effect
  • Shaders for all – shader techniques that best suit your PCs capabilities
  • Import your own .x / .3DS files
  • Connect to the Asset Store to extend your library
Physics
  • GameGuru uses the Bullet Physics engine to create realistic physics events
  • Rag doll deaths of characters
Game Characters & Weapons
  • Customise character in-game properties
  • Simple Character Creator
  • AI scripts control characters - Scripts are coded using the industry standard LUA language
  • GameGuru comes equipped with a great range of stock weapons and ammo packs
  • Modern day weapons – GameGuru launches with six quality modern day weapons including Colt 1911 Pistol, Shotgun, Uzi, Magnum Revolver, Rocket Launcher and Sniper Rifle
  • Explosive Munitions – RPGs, grenades and land mines
  • Ammo pick-ups – Reload weapons during gameplay with ammo pickups
  • Animated – Fully animated weapons with improved handling and realistic sounds
  • Jetpack - A special Jetpack object lets you fly around your game world - great for Multiplayer sessions
Multiplayer on Steam (GameGuru is required to play multiplayer games)
  • Build games with multiplayer features
  • Create deathmatch levels
  • Make Team deathmatch levels
  • Build Co-op Multiplayer games
  • Up to 8 players can play your game
  • Play with friends
Build Games
  • Save standalone single player games as executable files
  • Make, share and play multiplayer games too
  • Distribute your games royalty free
  • Add game ready assets to your library
Game Creator Store
  • Online Store – Easily add game ready assets to your project.
  • Model Packs – Collections of media are supported by the store.
  • Sell – Artists and musicians can sell their own media to the community via the store
  • Over 4,300 game ready assets and growing
  • Steam wallet supported

Development Road Map

GameGuru is in continual development, a list of forthcoming features can be found here: https://www.game-guru.com/feature-vote

Our roadmap is to continue developing GameGuru until our community is satisfied we have all the main game elements included. With GameGuru released we will continue to improve and develop it further. All existing customers will receive lifetime updates free of charge.

Some of the game elements we have planned:

  • Particle system – Effects such as fire, sparks and smoke adding more and more realism to the games you make
  • Improved visuals and performance - A faster and more optimised game engine with improved graphics will ensure your games play and look great
  • Virtual reality - Creating your own games in GameGuru will be expanded into making your own Virtual Worlds supporting the best VR technology available
  • Vehicles/Roads/Transport – All the features to open up new gaming experiences
  • Group/team real-time creation/editing – Blend your skills with friends & others to make even better games!
  • Player Inventory & Crafting mechanics - Expand the game possibilities with these features.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: Intel Dual-Core 2GHz or AMD Dual-Core 2GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 400 series or AMD Radeon HD 6000 series, 1GB Video Card (Minimum Shader Model 2.0)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
    Recommended:
    • OS: XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 - (64 Bit)
    • Processor: Intel Quad-Core (i5 2300) or AMD Octo-Core (FX 8150)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 660Ti or greater, AMD Radeon HD 7950 or greater, 2GB Video Card (Minimum Shader Model 2.0)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card with latest drivers
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mixed (18 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Positive (726 reviews)
Recently Posted
dakotadj12
210.8 hrs
Posted: August 25
PLEASE OPTIMIZE YOUR ENGINE!!!!!! I CAN MAKE A FULL LEVEL AND CAN BARELY GET 60 fps ..... I HAVE A GTX 980 ti classfied 2.0 AND IT SHOULD NOT BE BARELY ABLE TO GET 60 fps.... I GET A 1,000 WITH NOTHING IN THE LEVEL COME ON GAME GURU......AND I MAKE LITTLE TOWN AND BAM! IM DONE TO ONLY 60.......
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noawayboy
3.2 hrs
Posted: August 23
the software is good but can this be on mac and i lanched the application on pc and there was this stupid bug where i could not see the gun it worked with the sword and i can see only a little bit with the sniper so heres some inprvovements: make a mac edtion for game guru make sure its on the this product and fix the bug which which prevents you form seeing the weapons thanks :)
Helpful? Yes No Funny
(sw^) NotASpaceBiker
0.5 hrs
Posted: August 21
Product received for free
Never actually seemed to have an interest for this tool, but I know for a fact it will have potential one day.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Scott Bull
1.6 hrs
Posted: August 17
Product received for free
DISCLAIMER: As a streamer I was sponsored with some copies of this game from the developer, however this won't affect my review of the game/program.

GameGuru was developed by the same people who developed DarkBASIC though the basic interface is much more visual when developing games rather than looking at an endless screen of coding you've just learnt to put a power up into a game.

Whilst it's indeed possible to create a game in minutes this seems to be based around the concept of taking one of the existing demo games included and modifying the variables, (such as health).

Creating a basic game environment is pretty simple in that you can create mountains by stretching out the ground environment, and picking up a weapon by selecting it from the menus and placing it on the floor.

For people who want more you can edit variables such as how much damage a weapon does, how much health enemies have, and even their intelligence parameters, such as whether an enemy will chase you endlessly or just patrol a set area.

The interface is easy enough to work with though sometimes it may take several seconds to open a menu or option.

There's a somewhat solid community of people where you can exchange ideas and community created content too which is worth a look-see.

To summarise; don't expect to create a AAA title within an hour on this, but you will be able to create a basic game to help learn the system with this, the developers sometimes stream live tutorials on Twitch).

It's a great way to learn how to create games and is fairly easy to dabble with, and fun too.
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TrippleZero
3.7 hrs
Posted: August 13
I see that the devolpers are trying to help, which I respect. I just don't think the Software is worth the money in its current state. I hope they improve everything, buts its not worth it in its curretn state.
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dragonflyt
45.3 hrs
Posted: August 10
this game maker is really easy to use and has lots of stuff to use for any kind of game you want to make. the free stuff helps a lot to make the games to their store inside the game maker has lots of good items to use to help make your game making better and more enveloping.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Azzlack' Duchenkuke
308.7 hrs
Posted: August 9
Gameguru is a very powerful GameMaker with awesome Forum community and great developers who are constantly working on it. Also there are tons of assets for free and a very nice online asset store, where you can by almost everything.

You really need no coding skills at all to put something good together.
When you are creative and patient, you can really create something special with this.

I am launching my game on steam greenlight now :)

Thanks Gameguru, without you, that would not have been possible.
And kudos to the developers. Great Guys.

If you ever wanted to create a game, this is for you. Give this Software a try. You won't regret it.
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markchapman.fin
1,103.6 hrs
Posted: August 7
This is probably the best easy game engine that I have used and I have used many over the years, the community is A plus nad the dev/mod team is a bonus. With constantly updated content and features. Also updated dlc. you don't really need to learn how to script since most of what the new people want are simple scripts that have been made at least twice so all you need to know is how to plug them into the engine. I would recommend this if you want to make A multiplayer arena based games, or even single player survival/fps games.
If you can model, animate and get them in the engine you will probably prosper here, the models are one of the most needed things in my oppinion, since scripting is pretty easy. I give this engine.
11/10 would make another game with this engine again.
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〚S. Ƥ. Ǫ. R〛Emperor
23.2 hrs
Posted: July 31
This software is really great, especially because the developers are active and constantly adding new awesome features. Also the software has a great community of people willing to help you with whatever your problem may be.

Would love to see standalone multiplayer soon. (something they will definitely add)

8.5/10

A great engine, a lot of features still to add though!
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The Beneficial Russian
31.6 hrs
Posted: July 30
Horrible.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
80.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
I really like this program. Compared to any other game maker out there this one is the easiest. It may not have all the extra bells and whistles but it has enough to be competent. I've tried the other game making programs and while I understand them it takes a long time to get the same results as you would with game guru and I find myself losing interest a lot faster just because it takes a long time to see any progress.Now, game guru isn't as pretty as the other game engines and it does have its problems but if you read the updates and search through the forums most of the problems you'd have with it are being worked on an improved. The drag and drop system for entities makes creating a level fast and smooth. Molding the landscape is easy as well. It comes with a decent amount of Scripts to get you on your way and if you visit the forums there's a whole bunch more. I would recommend this to hobbyists or indy game developers or anybody who just wants to make something fun and doesn't wanna deal with the technical side of things.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
If you're a newbie and you don't really wan't to learn programming, i definitely recommend GameGuru for making games easily! Please excuse me if i have bad english. But seriously, My Opinion is i recommend this software for newbies like me.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
This software is really great, especially because the developers are active and constantly adding new awesome features. Also the software has a great community of people willing to help you with whatever your problem may be.

Would love to see standalone multiplayer soon. (something they will definitely add)

8.5/10

A great engine, a lot of features still to add though!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
308.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Gameguru is a very powerful GameMaker with awesome Forum community and great developers who are constantly working on it. Also there are tons of assets for free and a very nice online asset store, where you can by almost everything.

You really need no coding skills at all to put something good together.
When you are creative and patient, you can really create something special with this.

I am launching my game on steam greenlight now :)

Thanks Gameguru, without you, that would not have been possible.
And kudos to the developers. Great Guys.

If you ever wanted to create a game, this is for you. Give this Software a try. You won't regret it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
the software is good but can this be on mac and i lanched the application on pc and there was this stupid bug where i could not see the gun it worked with the sword and i can see only a little bit with the sniper so heres some inprvovements: make a mac edtion for game guru make sure its on the this product and fix the bug which which prevents you form seeing the weapons thanks :)
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Product received for free
Never actually seemed to have an interest for this tool, but I know for a fact it will have potential one day.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1,103.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
This is probably the best easy game engine that I have used and I have used many over the years, the community is A plus nad the dev/mod team is a bonus. With constantly updated content and features. Also updated dlc. you don't really need to learn how to script since most of what the new people want are simple scripts that have been made at least twice so all you need to know is how to plug them into the engine. I would recommend this if you want to make A multiplayer arena based games, or even single player survival/fps games.
If you can model, animate and get them in the engine you will probably prosper here, the models are one of the most needed things in my oppinion, since scripting is pretty easy. I give this engine.
11/10 would make another game with this engine again.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
45.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
this game maker is really easy to use and has lots of stuff to use for any kind of game you want to make. the free stuff helps a lot to make the games to their store inside the game maker has lots of good items to use to help make your game making better and more enveloping.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Product received for free
DISCLAIMER: As a streamer I was sponsored with some copies of this game from the developer, however this won't affect my review of the game/program.

GameGuru was developed by the same people who developed DarkBASIC though the basic interface is much more visual when developing games rather than looking at an endless screen of coding you've just learnt to put a power up into a game.

Whilst it's indeed possible to create a game in minutes this seems to be based around the concept of taking one of the existing demo games included and modifying the variables, (such as health).

Creating a basic game environment is pretty simple in that you can create mountains by stretching out the ground environment, and picking up a weapon by selecting it from the menus and placing it on the floor.

For people who want more you can edit variables such as how much damage a weapon does, how much health enemies have, and even their intelligence parameters, such as whether an enemy will chase you endlessly or just patrol a set area.

The interface is easy enough to work with though sometimes it may take several seconds to open a menu or option.

There's a somewhat solid community of people where you can exchange ideas and community created content too which is worth a look-see.

To summarise; don't expect to create a AAA title within an hour on this, but you will be able to create a basic game to help learn the system with this, the developers sometimes stream live tutorials on Twitch).

It's a great way to learn how to create games and is fairly easy to dabble with, and fun too.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
210.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
PLEASE OPTIMIZE YOUR ENGINE!!!!!! I CAN MAKE A FULL LEVEL AND CAN BARELY GET 60 fps ..... I HAVE A GTX 980 ti classfied 2.0 AND IT SHOULD NOT BE BARELY ABLE TO GET 60 fps.... I GET A 1,000 WITH NOTHING IN THE LEVEL COME ON GAME GURU......AND I MAKE LITTLE TOWN AND BAM! IM DONE TO ONLY 60.......
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