Game Development Tutorials

Develop your own games with no programming experience required!

These tutorials use Clickteam's Multimedia Fusion Dev 2. You can download a 30-day trial from Clickteam's website here. The tutorials are designed to be followed consecutively from the start, as they build on each other. I do not re-explain concepts learned in earlier lessons. I developed these for my Game Design (DAC300) course at the University of Waterloo. Teaching games? You are free to use them in your own classes. Link to details on the Creative Commons License below.

Lesson One: Creating a Pong Game introduces you to the basic interface of the software and lets you create a one-player version of Pong. Get the ZIP game files here. Get the PDF tutorial here. Or the DOC file here.

Lesson Two: Two-Player Pong: Builds on Lesson One and requires original Pong files linked above. ZIP game files here. PDF tutorial. Or the DOC file here.

Lesson Three: Arkanoid-style breakout game: Builds on Lesson One files and requires original Pong files linked above. Additional MFA and sound files are here in a ZIP. Get the PDF tutorial here. Or the DOC file here.

Lesson Four: Space Invaders-style game: MFA file here (zip). Get the PDF tutorial here. Or the DOC file here.

Lesson Five: Basic Asteroids-style game: MFA file here (zip). Get the PDF tutorial here. Or the DOC file here.

Lesson Six: Hidden Object game: MFA and graphics files here (zip). Get the PDF tutorial here. Or the DOC file here.

Lesson Seven: Room Escape game: MFA and graphics here (zip). Get the PDF tutorial here. Or the DOC file here.

Lesson Eight: Quiz game: ZIP file. Get the PDF tutorial here. Or get the Doc file here.

Lesson Nine: Vanguard-style game (scrolling) ZIP file. Get the PDF tutorial here. Or the DOC file here.

Lesson Ten: Jumpman-style (basic platform) ZIP file. Get the PDF tutorial here. Or the DOC file here.

Lesson Eleven: Wrap-up: dialogue, INI files, EXE files, creating a Save-game. ZIP file. PDF tutorial here. Or the DOC file here