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It's Time to Make, Play and Share with THE VIDEO GAME MACHINE!

Greetings, fellow designers! Thank you for your interest in The Video Game Machine. If you're anything like me, you've spent your gaming years both engrossed in games and overflowing with game ideas of your own. If that sounds like you, then you're in the right place! A quick bit about myself: my name is Scott Tykoski, the local Mad Scientist at Stardock Entertainment. I've been working here for 19 years now, and for the last 4 of that, my colleagues and I have been messing around with ... [read more]

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All About Gizmos

One of the most powerful tools in the Video Game Machine is the GIZMO tool. With Gizmos, you can bring your levels to life in unique and interactive ways. The Basics While the main building block of your level is the 'block' (no surprise there), gizmos will take those blocks and do interesting things to them. Simply select the Gizmo tool on the left hand side of the Level Editor (the Gear Button) to show the list of available options. Most gizmos can also have a 'Target'. When a gi... [read more]

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The Video Game Machine Founder's Program Begins Today!

The Founder's Program for The Video Game Machine Begins Today! Join the Founder's Program today and play the alpha right nowMake, play, and share unique video games that you’ve made yourself! The Video Game Machine is a sandbox game that removes the tricky parts of development and leaves only the fun, putting the power of creativity in YOUR hands. (A key will be issued to you via the email you purchase The Video Game Machine with.)Give valuable input on mechanics and gameplay during th... [read more]

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Creativity and Play: A Gaming Retrospective

If you've played Stardock games before, you know how much we try to encourage the modding of our titles. Making games is fun, and we do our best to open it up for players to enjoy. There's something amazing about that first time you edit a text file, then start up a game to see the change as you play. Sure, 8-year old you would probably just change the phrase "Player 1 Start" to "Player 1 Fart"  - * guilty cough * - but it really is an eye opening moment: YOU have the power to change &am... [read more]

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Now Announcing: The Video Game Machine - The Game that Makes Games!

Create your own unique video game and share it with the world in The Video Game Machine Join the Founder's Program today and get access to the alpha on May 29th!Make, play, and share unique video games that you’ve made yourself! The Video Game Machine is a sandbox game that removes the tricky parts of development and leaves only the fun, putting the power of creativity in YOUR hands.Give valuable input on mechanics and gameplay during the development process by joining our Founder's prog... [read more]

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Welcome to The Video Game Machine!

Greetings, and welcome to the official forums for The Video Game Machine - the Game that Makes Games! If you've ever wanted to make a video game of your own, then you're in the right place. The goal of TVGM is to make the ultimate sandbox game where the making and the playing are combined into one fun, creative experience....but for that we need YOUR help, beta tester! First and foremost, the current build of VGM is pretty early and kind of rough. If you join the alpha that starts on May 2... [read more]

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