Build a Game Universe is your spot to build, play, share and sell your 2D games and game content. Whether you are an experienced developer or just getting started, our intuitively designed tools create a fun and exciting environment to bring your imagination to life!
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

Build a Game Universe is being released on Early Access as a way to help us make this product the best it can be through building strong relationships and equally strong feedback.

We need brave folks who are willing to take the slings and arrows that come with finding bugs, discovering the unknowns, and basically looking to have some fun supporting an exciting new way for us all to build, play, share and sell our games and game content.

We hope you will join us for this adventure and we look forward to your help, support and suggestions!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

Build a Game Universe is positioned to be in Early Access for 6 months to 1 year as we work with the community to improve, stabilize and polish its core systems and features.

Our Goal is to provide a safe and friendly environment for playing and developing games.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“As a small development team our release plans are designed around ensuring Build a Game Universe Early Access is thoroughly tested before releasing the final version to the general public.

Build a Game Universe Early Access is about:
  • Core Features
  • Specific Tile Types
  • Content
  • Build a Game Editor (This is where you build your games)
  • Build a Game Market Center (This is where you buy and share your games and tiles)
  • Account Setup
  • Tile Builder (This is how you bring your own content into Build a Game)
  • Tile Submission Process
  • Stability
  • Documentation: work in progress

Build a Game Universe Full Version is about:
  • A Fully Tested and Stable Product
  • All current Tile Types available
  • In-development Tile Types available through Tile Builder as Beta Tiles for testing
  • Market Center Complete (Featured/Marketing/Community/Team/Tile Organizer)
  • Tile Submission Process and Review launched
  • Games available and ready for users
  • Tiles available and ready for users
  • Documentation complete

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

Build a Game Universe is in Beta and supports the following:
  • Account Creation (Cloud Support)
  • Game (Editing/Publishing/Purchasing(Gold/Silver))
  • Tile (Editing/Publishing/Purchasing(Gold/Silver))
  • Tile Types that support Side-Scroller/Top-Down/Action/Adventure Type Games.
  • Bug Reports
  • Documentation: work in progress

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

Build a Game Universe is Free.
AND
Tile Builder is Free.

Note: Games and Tiles generated by Users may be either free or for sale.

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We want to build a Community of Players and Creators that will help us find and SqUaSh bugs that creep up in the Build a Game Universe.

Feedback is huge! We want the Community voice for features, properties and everything else that can help make Build a Game Universe amazing!”
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July 20

Update 75 - July News

Update 75 - July News

(June 10th - July 20th, 2018)

We're back with more updates on Build a Game Universe!

First.
Updates
+ Lot's of fun things on the business side pulling together and prep work for our next build update!
+ This might be the longest quiet time on record - (Let's not do that again)
+ And it's the longest non-pushed-up-changes on record. (Fixing that next month)
+ Things are about to change. :)


Second.
Features!
A Music Notes tile type and new Play system are coming!
Music notes tile provides an enjoyable memory skill play system with options (and audio, not in gif).




Play Tile System
Something fun to come!
The Music Note tile is the introduction to the 'play' system. Well, actually 'Player Tile' was, but think of these as mini-games (or a complete game), which have adjustable rules to play with.
Play tiles will include an array of games like checkers, chess, cards (regular, black jack, freecell), match 3, memory match, connect four, hangman, pong, tennis, puzzles, and much more. All play tiles can be played by themselves and/or together with other play tiles. No rules on that part. We'll talk more on this when we begin rolling out the systems for it.


Tile Connections
Connections in Build a Game Editor are important. And understanding 'visually' what's connected to what is super helpful. So, we've got a fun 'connected to' option to help you identify how your game flows.

+ Simple connected line from one tile to another


+ Optional image pattern for lines


+ Movement (speed)


+ Multi-connection


In addition, the Trigger Event system continues to be polished and bug fixed. The updates will provide a smooth way to work with unique events in Build a Game (next month)!


Third.
Training Videos
1025+ videos are available for learning Build a Game!
116 videos are available for learning Tile Builder!


Our Silver Standard Reminder (Silver Coin Allowance)!
During the beta program, you will receive 1,000 silver coins into your account each week. Have fun purchasing games and tiles!


Beta Group Signup
Sign up for the Beta. Email steamkeyplease@buildagameuniverse.com to get your steam key and be a part of the testing. =)


Have fun creating with Build a Game Universe!
Thanks!
Chad - Nathan - Eric
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June 10

Update 74 - Coming Attractions!

Update 74 - Coming Attractions!

(May 5th - June 10th, 2018)

We're back with more updates on Build a Game Universe!


First.
Updates
With a month of work complete, we are overdue for an update!
Here's a quick overview.
+ Bugs -> Over 350 commits, revisions and fixes last month.
+ Features -> 10 new features and updates (below).
+ 26 gifs showcasing new bag things!
+ Market Center reset is still on the todo list.
+ New Tile -> Offscreen Indicator!

With that said, let's jump to the features!

Second.
Features!

+ Editor Tile List Tool
The tile list tool provides quick access and navigation to all tiles in the scene.


+ UI Highlighter
Added highlight option to make joystick navigation more noticeable.


+ Editor Slider Bars with Input!
When updating values in the editor, you can click on the text box to adjust the value directly.


Multiple selection and adjustment


+ Product Page Updates
The background image option is now in place.
This provides one more way to make your product page more personal.


The Screenshot system is nearly complete for developers. It provides the option to embed a youtube video.


A carousel viewer is in place to showcase your game videos and screenshots.


Here's a quick look at the videoplayer controls.


Screenshot adjustable size and viewing.


+ Onscreen Keyboard Updates
The keyboard layout is now 'squared-off' for easier navigation.


+ Teleportation Tile
The teleportation item is complete with a fun set of features.
Three features are showcased below.

Teleporting Guide - Shows where you're going


Teleport Blocker - Prevents teleporting through certain walls (based on ids)


Quick example of teleporting within a level


+ Gui Tile Updates
Two quick features in gui, are the popup message system and user enabled pause option.

Direct access to the pause system (in game)


Ability to pass tile information to a gui connection (receiver)


+ Screen Transition Tile Updates
Added an option for text fading and flashing on enter/exit states


+ Waypoint Tile Updates
Waypoint targets now have direct control of their behaviors


Simplified the connection for waypoint targets


Example using the waypoint for grass blowing :)


+ Offscreen Indicator Tile
The new offscreen indicator tile allows you to track tiles where ever they are.


Indicators can enable/disable based on pickup/putdown states


Indicators can be disabled on the die state


Indicators can be triggered and track multiple objects


Indicator path follow - Allows point to point trailing


Multi-indicator tracking


+ Easter Egg
The first egg is hidden. :) We'll give hints once Build a Game is updated. :)


Third.
Training Videos
1025+ videos are available for learning Build a Game!
116 videos are available for learning Tile Builder!


Our Silver Standard Reminder (Silver Coin Allowance)!
During the beta program, you will receive 1,000 silver coins into your account each week. Have fun purchasing games and tiles!


Beta Group Signup
Sign up for the Beta. Email steamkeyplease@buildagameuniverse.com to get your steam key and be a part of the testing. =)


We're looking forward to getting all this in to your hands for testing...soon!
Thanks!
Chad - Nathan - Eric
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About This Game

Build a Game Universe (Linux, MAC, PC)

Build a Game Universe is your spot to build, play, share and sell your 2D games and game content. Whether you are an experienced developer or just getting started, our intuitively designed tools create a fun and exciting environment to bring your imagination to life!

What can you do with it?

Build
Fun, easy, and advanced editing modes make Build a Game the perfect spot for creating your next 2D game idea. We removed the roadblocks and redundant steps to keep the focus on building your games and making it fun!

Play
Enjoy playing 2D games of all types, designed by everyone from seasoned professionals and independents to hobbyists and kids. Come check out the Market Center and experience the force behind our ever expanding Universe.

Share and Sell
Time to get your 2D games into Market Center! Build a Game Market Center empowers users (developers/players) with the ability to buy and sell games to the community for gold coins.

Ready to Start?
Equipped with a robust editor, cloud storage, a market center and thousands of properties just waiting for you, Build a Game Universe is ready, are you?

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 800 series (or better) or AMD equivalent
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: OSX 10.9 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: OSX 10.10 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit / SteamOS
    • Processor: Intel Core i3
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5000
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit / SteamOS
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 800 series (or better) or AMD equivalent
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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