How to create a game here at Nilwen

The first thing you must do to be able to create and publish games here at Nilwen is to sign up. It is super simple!

If you already have signed up you have to log in before you will be able to create games.

There are two ways to create a game here at Nilwen:

Creating a new game and making a remix of an existing game.

Creating a new game

The work flow for creating a new game and publishing it here at Nilwen:

  • Select the foundation that you want to build the game upon.

  • Create the game.

  • Edit the source code of the game to make it into your envisioned game.

  • If you want to make your game available to others, you can then publish the game.

If you want to create a game right away. Click here to find a foundation suitable for you to build your game upon game.

Foundation

A foundation is a base that you can build your own game upon. It takes care of the tedious and tricky parts. While leaving the fun parts of game creation for you. Much like a specialized game engine.

You can read more about foundations here

Remixing an existing game

An author that has published a game here at Nilwen can choose to open up the game. This will have two effects:

  • The source code for the game will be directly accessible for other users to study.

  • Other users will be able to create remixes of the game. This means that a copy of the game will be created, which the remixer can then edit and modify.

The work flow for making and publishing a remix:

  • Select an open game that you want to remix.

  • Create a remix of the game.

  • Edit the source code of the remix to make it into your game.

  • If you want to make your game available to others, you can then publish the game.

If you want to create a remix of a game right away. Click here to select an open game to remix.

Next lesson:
Publishing a game
How to publish games at Nilwen