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Old 13 November 2012, 13:55   #1
Cammy
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Creating games with Backbone - Step by Step for beginners!

This is an on-going tutorial Rebel and I are making which will explain how to use Backbone to create your own video games. Backbone is a game creation kit for AmigaOS 3.x which is fully GUI-based, there's no programming or scripting required to make your very own games, similar to but much more powerful than SEUCK.

Eventually I would like to publish this tutorial along with others in our own free Amiga guidebook, but for now we're posting it online so people can follow along step by step, hopefully creating their own games along the way.

With Backbone you can create platformers and run & guns like Ruff & Tumble or Superfrog, as well as overhead shooters like Alien Breed or The Chaos Engine.

You can download Backbone for free from Aminet here:

http://aminet.net/package/dev/misc/Backbone_Full
http://aminet.net/package/dev/misc/Backbone_Upd
http://aminet.net/package/dev/misc/Backbone_Key

Also you should install Personal Paint if you haven't already got it, it's a very good program for working on game graphics.

http://aminet.net/package/biz/cloan/PPaint

Extract the Full archive and install it first, then extract the Update and install it over the top of the files from the Full archive, then extract the Key and copy it to the Backbone drawer. Now you have a fully working and registered copy of Backbone installed, and you can start making your own games.

In this tutorial we will be using this image for both the blocks and the objects. You can download it and use Personal Paint to convert it to an IFF/ILBM file for use in Backbone.

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