Doom was an amazing game in its time; furthermore so was Doom 3. Quake and its following series were also fun; oh and then there is F.E.A.R., Bioshock, Half-Life and Half-Life 2, Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike... Well, let’s face it there are a lot of awesome shooters out there; some gamers even consider it the best genre and it certainly can be proven as one of the most popular. The Game Creator's have also shown avid gamers that shooters are not just fun to play, but rewarding to make as well. FPS Creator is one of the first programs designed to allow users to create their very own custom shooter.
FPS stands for First Person Shooter.
This beautiful and engrossing software program has a very simple design interface and an even better compilation process once a custom game is completed. Users simply just click and place pre-made tiles and pre-fabs (or compilations of tiles that make a room) on a map in the order they like. Once the level design is complete they can add in weapons, enemies, allies, and many other objects such as story zones or mission markers. Users can also test out their game at any time during the process by clicking a simple play game button. The game controls are the usual W, A, S, and D keys to walk in the traditional FPS shooter style. A multi-player level creation mode is also allowed however single-player and multi-player games cannot be compiled together as one. The multi-player mode creation is just as simple as well, and for those who just wish to have custom levels to run and gun their friends in can have a compiled level in minutes!
Once done users simply just have to click a build game button under the file menu. Users can then select certain aspects on the build such as a higher or lower graphics quality option; higher graphics do take much longer to compile.
The Game Creators have also recently released a version known as FPS Creator X10 which utilizes DirectX10's advanced graphics HDR quality lighting and advanced physics properties. The X10 Version however is only available for those with Windows Vista and a DirectX10 compliant video card. For those who do have the compatible systems the X10 version allows much more to be changed and edited and even includes a debug mode to change many graphics settings such as water levels, water colors, texture quality and so on and so forth.
FPS Creator retails around $50, but a free version through trial pay is also offered on the official site. This simply means you complete offers from other business affiliates and a free version of the software is then available. FPS Creator X10 retails for $69.99. There are also model packs available for purchase on the official site which offer more weapons, character skins, world tiles and objects to add more customization to the software for those not able to create their own custom content.
The software is an amazing way to build your own FPS shooter games; and once finished The Game Creators have also stated that you may sell your completed games without having to pay any royalties whatsoever; even if only the game engine is used.
The official FPS Creator website can be found here.