2D Game Development with GDevelop – Crash Course

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Learn how to create games with GDevelop, a 2D cross-platform, free and open-source game engine. You can create games with minimal coding and run them on most major platforms.

✏️ Course created by Wesley and Max.

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⭐️ Course Contents ⭐️
⌨️ (0:00:00) Intro
⌨️ (0:00:22) General Layout
⌨️ (0:06:34) Object Types
⌨️ (0:10:51) Event System
⌨️ (0:16:03) Jumpstarting
⌨️ (0:20:55) Variables
⌨️ (0:25:33) Expression Builder
⌨️ (0:30:01) Extensions
⌨️ (0:33:18) Re-creating Asteroids
⌨️ (0:43:18) Exporting A Game
⌨️ (0:46:36) Outro

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28 thoughts on “2D Game Development with GDevelop – Crash Course”

  1. Even though I know the content, I’m still excited to watch it, just to see how people react to it.

    I really hope this helps people on their game dev journey. 👍

  2. We hope the video helps people on their gamedev journey!

    GDevelop, a powerful free open source game engine, can be used to create any 2D game you can imagine. 👍

    1. Loved the iniative and I loved the game engine. Found the program some time ago when was looking for an open source alternative to gamemaker and unity, but only last week I put the time to learn it and finished the platformer guide and I love how simple is to create a game with gdevelop(BTW, loved the new website appearance).
      There is a forum where i can search and ask questions? I was following the platformer tutorial in the mac version of the program and could not find a way to move around the scene clicking the mouse middle button, and had to use the trackpad or increasing and decreasing zoom to the region of the scene that I wanted to move.

    2. This video is how all game tutorials/crash course style videos should be done. It was very well presented and I have no doubt it will help people on their gamedev journey.

    3. Jen E Funworks

      I totally took notes on this! Thank you for making this crash course, have a blessed day! 🙂

  3. woow im so excited to try this out with my pixel art and sprites! glad to know it was free. ❤️ thank you for the tutorial!! 👏

    1. If you’re using pixel art be sure to turn off anti-aliasing in your project properties. It’ll make pixel art more crisp. 👍


  4. This video should serve as a model for all future game development courses. The pacing, editing, examples, highlighting, coverage and focus on important concepts, all sprinkled with just the right amount of humor helped ensure that it was engaging throughout without getting bogged down with too many details. I felt it gave the viewer what they needed to get up and running without wasting their time.

    Also (and possibly most importantly) there was no overlay of video of some person talking in the corner of the screen. I hope presenters in the future looking to make video tutorials take note. This video is how it should be done. 🏆

  5. Marko Šarić

    Can you design objects and import them in GDevelop? What file type would it have to be if you can?

    1. Aurélien Vivet

      You can import your images, video and sounds files. There is also a two editors bundled inside the app, Piskel (image) and JFXR (audio).

  6. they should add a bookmark in the event part on the side that can jump to any event or script.

  7. I was so frustrated with Gdevelop until your video! It showed me a lot of things that I had not noticed.

  8. This is sooooo good and so easy first time hearing about this software and I am going to be in love with this 😀 Thank you Code Camp

  9. Ive used many “open source game engines” but this one is finally really good that I can use without being confused where I can code an object XD, or where you can only export to a crappy little console that you not only have to make yourself, but also have to download content for. It doesn’t even come with games! Gdevelop fixed all the problems that I had with these “free open source game engines” and actually gave me what I wanted. (Thank you so much @Gdevelop!)

    Tip: NEVER use Makecode, Scratch, and unity/unreal for commercial 2D games. You will or get confused with what you’re doing, or how to create an executable on Win, Lin, and Mac.

  10. Tharinda Kodikara

    I’ve just completed this course and created the Asteroids game! This is one of the best tutorials I’ve ever completed so far. Can’t wait to make my own games!!

  11. Jen E Funworks

    This was an amazing tutorial. It really digs into things like functions/behaviors. What variables are and the different objects types. After this I hope to have an easier time doing the tutorials. Thank you for this crash course! Have a blessed day and thanks for teaching this wonderful program

  12. Bloomzeye Studio

    I used to follow a lot of FreeCodeCamp lessons. Can’t believe I missed this one!

  13. Would like to see a tutorial on how to handle android installs with an large external download so you can keep your android file small and also how does updating your android game works.

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