Game Builder, one of Google's tools for creating 3D games

Game Builder

If you've ever wanted to make a gamebut you don't know how Google has a tool for ti. Born in his workshop for experimental projects, Area 120, the new prototype of the game 'Game Builder' offers the possibility to create your own games within a simple environment similar to Minecraft.

Google announced a few days ago that its Area 120 division, which handles the incubation of employee special projects, launched Game Builder.

Game Builder, unlike other game creation tools, is designed to be a game unto itself.

Google says the platform is for those who "have an idea for a video game" but have no experience in coding or 3D art.

About Game Builder

Game Builder provides drag and drop world and card and block based game designer.

The blocks form the environment in which you will play, while card-based code snippets will control the behavior of things in the game.

Users can make mobile platforms, markers, healing potions, drivable cars and more.

Additionally, users can find and import graphics for the characters and the environment from Google's Poly platform, which hosts an open library of free VR and AR assets.

Besides all this, Game Builder allows users to collaborate in real time with other users.

This may seem like several people building a level together, or one user doing a test game while others are doing the level.

It's worth noting that Google's Area 120 released Game Builder on Steam in November 2018, but it hasn't said much so far with the release of version 2.0.

The system reminds Minecraft, where your actions in Game Builder help shape the creation of your own game.

Multiple users can work on a single project at the same time and while you don't need to know how to code, the game allows you to drag and drop specific commands using its own card-like interface, you can also create your own cards command with Javascript.

Of course, Just because you don't know coding doesn't mean you have to rely on a card-based system forever. The game also aims to allow users to get more and more advanced if they are interested in knowing exactly how things work.

Although the game has been around since last year, even now, after it was officially announced, it is still listed as a prototype.

When or if Game Builder will win the finished product title is unknown, but if it generates more interest, Google is bound to allow it to grow.

"Let's say you have an idea for a video game," wrote Game Builder team leader Logan Olson in a blog post announcing the software's release.

“It could be a first person shooter with a snail on the (slow) run of the law, or a multiplayer game with just pugs.

There's just one problem: you've never made a game. You don't know how to program. You don't know any 3D artist. And all the tools you find will not allow you to collaborate with friends. By our count, that raises four problems, but we imagine Google understands numbers better than we do, so we'll double-check that a calculator is safe.

“Game Builder aims to make building a game like playing a game. If you've built a fort or dug a mine in a game, you already know how to build a 3D level in Game Builder.

The idea behind Game Builder is that you can make the game of your dreams sin all that complicated stuff like learning code or how to animate and draw. Instead, you work in the environment with friends, as if it were a Minecraft game, a game that, in particular, was created by someone who can code.

Source: https://www.blog.google/


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