Greetings. I am new to this program and I have four weeks to make a game for school, one of my two final classes for my bachelors in game and simulation programming. I have looked over some tutorials but they are either out of date to where things are in the program, or not completed, or both. I think I need to do something in the category of side/vertical scroller for spaceship battles, based on how my pitch document is. Was thinking of making a space combat RPG, but to to pick one or the other to spend the next four weeks to make a game. Does not have to be the greatest thing on Earth. Just something to get an A in to pass this class once and for all. I have been trying to search around for up to date lessons on scrollers and RPGs, but can not find any. Been checking YouTube and this site here. I figured I post this question to ask if anyone has direct links to some fresh ones. I was going to try Gamemaker 8 Lite, but, well, it is light and the full program is going to cost me something I do not have... money. I wanted to try something free, open sourced, and fully featured. If all works out in the end, I hope to use this program for actual games once school is done with from this five year ordeal with them.
I am using r1.2 but will gladly use beta 2 if needed.