Fighting games are widely popular. Dedicated players will try every game
within the genre as they look for the next great game. Some people
decide that the way to find the best fighting game is to create one
themselves. Making fighting games can be challenging, especially to
those with no game programming experience, but the possibilities for a
new fighting game are limited only by the creator's mind.
Things You Will Need
Mugen is a popular fighting game maker and game that is fully
customizable. In Mugen, you create a character from scratch, frame by
frame, and every move, frame by frame, or you can download characters by
searching for characters online and tweak them. Even the lifebars,
attack energy and stages can be handcrafted or downloaded online.
Using flash programs such as Adobe Flash is another way non-programmers
can make fighter games. Create characters, backgrounds and moves from
scratch with cartoon stylish graphics or using photos.
Game Maker is a flash style program that can make 2D Super Nintendo
style fighting games. Create every character and background with their
editor that is similar to Microsoft Paint. The possibilities of
character creation are endless and a unique game can be created.
Creating fighters in Fighter Maker 2 for the Playstation 2 game system
is long, but it is the closest a person with no programming skills will
have to making a full 3D fighting game. Making excellent characters in
Fighter Maker 2 is possible, but it will take a lot of hours to create
just one character. Only characters and and their moves can be created
in the series, but nearly any possible character can be made. Frame by
frame, any realistic or arcade move can be created.
Creating a game from scratch is the hardest way to make a game, but the
only way a user would have full control of how the game will play and
look. Experienced programmers can do this, but the hours put into the
game will still be very long. Every single part of the game can be
created to your liking. If you want the health
bars to be vertical
instead of horizontal, it can be done. If you want to create a fighter
that has two heads and breathes fire, you can do it.
Making fighting games can take a while, but it is worthwhile.
Tips & Warnings
Start with an idea before making a fighter game. Having some sort of
direction will help you create a fighting game quicker. Creating a fighting game is a long process. You likely will spend
hundreds of hours creating just one fighting game.