We are excited to announce that anyone can make, play, and share a video game of their very own with The Video Game Machine™, a brand new sandbox game from Stardock Entertainment!
“If you play games, odds are you’ve wanted to try making one too,” said Scott Tykoski, lead designer. “The Video Game Machine is a game that lets you pick a genre, choose some rules, and unleash your inner game designer.”
Some of the game genres included are side-scrollers, shoot ’em up, and adventure games. The genre choice takes care of the game’s basic game mechanics. From there, the player sets up the game’s rules and selects the characters they want in their game such as knights, superheroes, ninjas, cats, and more.
The Video Game Machine includes a host of pre-made games that players can edit or they can choose with a blank slate and start creating. Players can share their games online as well as download games made by others to try them out.
“The game has been designed to be easy enough that anyone can create their own games while still having enough power that savvy gamers can create truly unique games with it,” said Tykoski. “We’ve made the art style match the 1980s/1990s golden age and included a lot of premade graphics sets so players can be up and making their own games in minutes.”
An alpha for The Video Game Machine begins on May 29th and will include the first two genres: Platformer and Adventure. Even those who aren’t interested in making games will find a host of classic-style games available to play.
The Video Game Machine is $9.99. Users can pre-order and gain access to the alpha at www.TheVGM.com.

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