GameGuru is a non-technical, fun and easy to use game maker. It allows you to build your own game world, using creative and enjoyable tools. Populate your game by placing down characters, weapons and other game items, then press one button to build your game, ready to play and share.
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Release Date: May 19, 2015

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Includes 3 items: GameGuru, GameGuru - Sci-Fi Mission to Mars Pack, GameGuru Mega Pack 1

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Includes 3 items: GameGuru, GameGuru - Death Valley Combat Pack, GameGuru Mega Pack 1

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Includes 3 items: GameGuru, GameGuru - Fantasy Pack, GameGuru Mega Pack 2

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March 29

V 2017.03.29 Released - 16 Terrain Textures Upgrade

Today we are pleased to announce the release of the new terrain texturing system, upgrading the current 4 texture limit to a whopping 16 textures and a new UI panel to manage selection and customization.  The update also brings a host of tweaks to further improve the Building Editor and introduces entities and scripts for switches and remote doors to keep your game making options expanding.



For new users, we have also replaced the regular green flat terrain you see when GameGuru first launches with a nicer landscape containing undulating hills, water bodies and vegetation to give you somewhere more interesting to build your first game levels.



This latest upgrade is part of our wider and long term commitment to adding in feature requests nominated via the GameGuru Community Voting Board. Keep voting on your ‘must haves’ for 2017!

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March 10

SCIFI DLC Mission To Mars Update

As promised, we continue to invest in the content of our existing DLCs and this time we are bring you some pretty cool extras to the SCIFI Mission To Mars DLC this month, with the addition of drones that can scout paths, defend areas and even explode on contact with the player. You will also find the awesome Futuretek Shotgun weapon added to your arsenal, plus additional Alien Temple structures, food and health packs, high-tech conveyor belts, a number of decal effects and a fully working transporter device!



And for the rest of you, we accompany this update with a host of tweaks, fixes and features for the core product, too long to list here and can be found in the changelog of the latest automated update you will receive from Steam. Amongst them include critical AI improvements based on the feedback since the release at the end of February, improvements to the Building Editor system and a few new FPE settings to give you more control over your custom entities.

We have made a small video showing all the new content we've added to the DLC, which takes advantage of the new AI system we've recently introduced for better pathfinding and combat control:

https://youtu.be/1HZj-fxEK0k
We look forward to bringing you another cool update at the end of the month, but in the meantime, if you like what you see and want to check it out, we are running a special bundle promotion next week via Steam, so feel free to check out our main GameGuru product page on Steam from Monday 13th and grab yourself a real bargain here: http://store.steampowered.com/sub/90433/

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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 just a few minutes. Providing your friend has a copy of GameGuru, you can host a level and your friend can join in. Up to 8 players are supported.



GameGuru comes with over 20 ready-made game levels and 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 game levels and put your own unique spin on them. You’re then ready to go and design your own unique games! We believe there is nothing on the market which is as easy to use and as 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.

As a welcome bonus, we have also included an expansion pack with over 2.8 GB of additional game assets for you to get started, completely free! In fact, all the art you see in the screenshots above are included in GameGuru and you are free to include them in your games, no strings attached. We do sell additional content DLCs, but with over 6,000 megabytes of game assets already crammed into GameGuru, the DLCs are entirely optional.



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, man-made 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/ambiance, 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 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 editing tools you can add more depth and details to your game, make the scenes more complex and improve the objectives of your game to challenge experienced gamers:

  • Use the 3D editing mode to fine-tune your game design
  • Add all the game-play aspects you want in your game and make adjustments
  • Use the assets supplied free with GameGuru or import your own
  • Use the editing tools to make your characters and objects unique, give them additional behaviors using the powerful LUA scripting language.



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 and share
  • 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 with other GameGuru users



Our mission

Our mission is to develop an affordable game creator that's easy and fun to use, taking away some of the traditional difficulties of games development and allowing both new and experienced users the ability to create games quickly. 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. As the product is community lead, the software is in constant development and growing all the time, and we invite you to share the journey with us and help shape GameGuru into an awesome creative tool.



Our Vision

Our vision is to produce The Ultimate Easy To Use 3D Game Creator for the PC - A solution that is easier and more affordable than it’s competitors, with a strong community lead development to keep it growing and improving.

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 creation 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 levels for your games
  • Terrain editor – With easy to use controls you can create unique environments
  • Infinite vegetation system – Vegetation is auto generated, just paint it on the map
  • Rendering engine – powering the shaders to make your games look great
  • Level of detail – The game engine supports Level Of Detail technology (LOD)
  • Cascade shadow mapping – Real-time dynamic sun shadow
  • Lightmapping – Add fast shadows to your levels with the shadow baking system
  • Ambient Occlusion Mapping – A feature of the lightmapper
  • Sky maps – Choose from a wide range of high-resolution sky maps
  • Occlusion Culling System – Fast rendering from a special object culling system
  • Water plane – A reflective water plane adds a visual touch to your levels
  • Light Rays – Let the light flood your game scenes with cool god rays
  • Shaders for all – shader technique modes to best suit your PC’s capabilities
  • Import your own .x / .3DS files
  • Connect to the Asset Store to extend your library of game assets

Physics
  • GameGuru uses the Bullet Physics engine to create realistic physics events
  • Rag-doll deaths of characters

Game Characters & Weapons
  • Customize character in-game properties
  • Simple Character Creator
  • A.I scripts control characters - Scripts are coded using the LUA language
  • GameGuru comes equipped with a range of stock weapons and ammo packs
  • Modern day weapons – Colt 1911, Shotgun, Uzi, Magnum, Launcher and Rifle
  • Explosive Munitions – RPGs, grenades and landmines
  • Ammo pick-ups – Reload weapons during game-play with ammo pickups
  • Animated – Fully animated weapons with improved handling and realistic sounds
  • Jet-pack - A special Jet-pack object lets you fly around your game world

Multiplayer on Steam (GameGuru is required by all users to play multiplayer games)
  • Build games with multiplayer features
  • Create death-match levels
  • Make Team death-match 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
  • Distribute your games royalty free

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
  • Almost 10,000 game ready assets now available 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 road-map 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.

Choosing Your Game Engine

GameGuru is not designed to compete with professional development tools such as Unity, Unreal and Cry-engine which are ideally suited to producing commercial apps and games. GameGuru is a recreational game maker, not a professional tool, and is still very much in development. GameGuru is unsuitable for serious game development projects at this time, and we highly recommend you visit the forums and ask many questions before you make a decision on the game making tool for you.

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
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