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BGT (Blastbay Game Toolkit)

Introduction

Are you a devoted player of audio games? Is your brain spinning around with interesting and innovative ideas for games that you would like to make if you only knew how to go about it? If the answer to both of these questions is yes... Read on!

BGT is a new revolutionary toolkit which allows you to produce your own audio games from the ground up, without having any prior knowledge of computer programming at all. Who said game development had to be complicated? BGT, which stands for Blastbay Game Toolkit, allows you to spend all your valuable time coming up with new great ideas and concepts, rather than wasting months struggling with never-ending programming guides that don't make any sense to begin with. If you fit into this category of enthusiastic entrepreneurs, then BGT is the perfect tool for you to turn your ideas into stunning reality.

Features

  • Contains a powerful, high-speed game engine.
  • uses an extremely versatile scripting language.
  • Comes bundled with many helper modules to make game creation even easier.
  • Ships with extensive documentation and example material.
  • Language syntax conforms mainly to that of C++, making it easy to learn other programming alongside BGT.
  • Three different versions to suit hobbyists and pros alike.
  • Liberal licenses - pay once, use forever.
  • A collection of professionally produced music is available to all BGT users.

Download and Ordering

This software is sold as Shareware. The demo version allows you to write an unlimited number of games and distribute them, but only in source code form (requiring your users to install BGT on their machines in order to play the game). The lite version of the engine allows you to make and distribute an unlimited number of free games in compiled form, meaning that your game is completely standalone and does not require the BGT engine to be installed. The Pro Single version allows you to sell one commercial game in compiled form, and the Pro Unlimited version allows you to make and sell as many different games as you can manage. For more information, please read the BGT license agreement.

You may download the software by clicking on the link below. If you purchase a license for the game you can unlock the demo by entering your key, and it will automatically be upgraded to the appropriate version. For more information about the registration process, please consult the manual that is shipped along with the package.

Download BGT Version 1.3

To order your copy of the engine, please visit our order page.
If you wish to upgrade from one version of the engine to another, you only have to pay the difference between the price of the version you own and that which you wish to upgrade to. For example, if you wish to upgrade from the lite version to pro single you will only pay 70 US dollars. The upgrade procedure is not currently automated, however. If you wish to upgrade, please send an email to philip@blastbay.com and we will assist you.

BGT Orchestral Music pack Audio Download

We are proud to present the BGT Orchestral Music Pack! This package contains 20 fully orchestrated loops and 5 stingers, written and produced especially for BGT by Quinten Pendle. All of the loops are pre-cut, which means that they can be used in your game directly without any editing. This music is governed by the same license agreement as the BGT engine itself, with some minor variations. Before using the material in any way, please see the readme.txt and terms.txt files that are part of this distribution.

Download the BGT Orchestral music Pack

Example Games

After downloading and installing the engine, you may also obtain the example games listed below. These may help you to understand how BGT works more quickly, and may give you a bit of enjoyment if you're lucky.

Please note: These example games are the property of their respective owners. Material used in these games is not part of the BGT package and may or may not use its own license, so make sure to get in touch with the developer before using any sound files or other accompanying game material.

Please note that the author of each individual game is fully responsible for the contents of his or her production. Blastbay Studios is merely acting as a host for these, and cannot be held responsible for any copyright infringements, data loss or other damages that may arise as a direct or indirect result of installing or in any way using these games. The games produced by Blastbay studios which are covered by the BGT license agreement, which can be found as part of the official BGT package.

Please click on the links below to download the example games.

Guess the Number
By: Blastbay Studios (Philip Bennefall)
Try to guess what number the computer is thinking of, and attempt at the same time to avoid falling asleep.

Shockshot
By: Blastbay Studios (Philip Bennefall)
Shoot at a target, and try to beat your own personal score.

Soundfall
By: Lukáš Hosnedl
Soundfall is your classical bop it style game, but with some cool twists. Try to shoot as many of the falling sounds as possible before too many of them hit the ground with a deafening crash!

Number Challenge
By: Damien Pendleton
Remember the old game of Simon? This is a new version of this old favorite, but with numbers this time. This is a good introduction to BGT coding, and should provide a nice starting point for new learners.

Windows Attack
By: Felix Grützmacher
Alert! Windows Attack has hit your computer with an ominous boom, threatening to turn your life and your computer into a blue screen of death. Shoot down the falling viruses in this space invaders clone, or suffer the consequences of null and void.

23 Bricks
By: Jason H. SantaAna-White
This is the traditional game of 23 bricks, where you have to try to outsmart your opponent and get them to remove the last brick from the pile in order to win. This game features several difficulty levels, as well as configurable voice settings which is an excellent starting point for a new learner to begin exploring the possibilities of saving and loading game data.

Shut the Box
By: The A T Guys
Combining both chance and skill, this game is the perfect time waster for any five minute break. Try to clear out all the numbers on the game board by strategicly removing numbers from 1 to 9, based on the output of the dice.

Do you wish to submit a game for inclusion in this list? Please see the BGT example game submissions page.

Happy coding!
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Graphic design by Gemma Hadfield