GarageGames Launching Kickstarter Campaign for 3 Step Studio
We are excited to announce we will be launching a Kickstarter campaign for 3 Step Studio!
For those who may not recognize me, I’m a programmer at GarageGames and I’ve recently stepped into the Producer role for 3 Step Studio. I’ve been spending most of the past year on that product, but I’m always closely following the community here as well. We have one of the best game development communities on the web, and I can’t wait to see what we can do together on this campaign.
What is 3 Step Studio?
3 Step Studio has been discussed many times on this site, but it’s never been formally introduced. 3 Step Studio will allow gamers everywhere to make their own games for the iPad, iPhone, Windows, or Mac. No programming required. It revolves around 3 simple steps:
1. Choose a Template
Choose a template in your favorite game genre - Physics Launcher, Tower Defense, Blackjack, Platformer, RPG, and more! 2. Make it your own
Design your game to make it unique; express your creativity. You can customize and import your own artwork and audio and tweak gameplay values. It’s amazing to see how much you can do with the right tools. 3. Share your Game!
Publish your game to iPad, iPhone, Windows, and Mac.
You can check out the alpha version of the 3 Step Studio site here, and there will be many more details on the Kickstarter page.
Why We Need Your Help...
We’ve embraced the open-source community with the recent announcements of Torque 3D and Torque 2D under the MIT license. We support these efforts with service work and with projects like 3 Step Studio.
3 Step Studio is also our primary client for Torque 2D, driving development of our 2D technology this year. The improvements are incredible, which you’ll see in the coming updates to iTorque 2D and Torque 2D, and the pending release of Torque 2D MIT. The contributions from the open-source community will be folded into the product, and feature requests from 3 Step Studio will drive development from GarageGames. It’s a mutually beneficial development relationship that will build up two great products.
We need you to help us:
Fund development. Your contribution will help us push toward release of the initial product and templates and continue to build upon that base. We want to provide as many templates and features as possible. We’ll have some great rewards!
Make it free. We don’t want price to stop anyone from making their game a reality.
SPREAD THE WORD! We need the power of our community to help this thing go viral! Please do not spam, but we encourage you to talk about it in forums and chat, and to share the news with your friends on Facebook and Twitter!
We plan to launch the Kickstarter campaign next week, and will post another blog (with the Kickstarter link) once it’s live!