Welcome to a new version of AppGameKit. In this latest release, the main new feature we have added is support for UTF-8 character sets. This means AGK can now support all types of characters. We've also ensured your current projects work with ASCII characters sets for backwards compatibility. It's now possible to load in True Type fonts and make your text displays look even more professional and appealing.
Here's a full run down of all the features and fixes in AppGameKit 2.0.22:
We are pleased to announce that the AppGameKit Official Tutorial Guide and Beginners Guide have been updated by the author Alistair Stewart and will be automatically updated on your system the next time you log into your Steam account. The revision is marked July 2016 in the revision notes for those who want to know which version of the book they own. The AppGameKit Tutorial Guide is crammed with everything you will need to learn AGK Tier 1 from scratch and is a valuable resource for the budding app developer.
The Game Creators today launched the AppGameKit Education Bundle. The special pack, specifically developed for the Education market, includes AppGameKit, Giant Asset Packs 1 & 2, Games Pack1 and a 3D Asset Pack.
You've been treated to many 2D asset packs, but we are pleased to bring you the first 3D Asset Pack for AppGameKit, which specifically targets the need for very low polygon and low memory textures for the widest device compatibility.
Today we released Games Pack 1 for AppGameKit which includes ten full games spanning multiple genres that show the diversity you can achieve and demonstrates the kind of games you can make with AppGameKit. In AppGameKit Games Pack 1 you will find everything you might expect from a games compendium, including puzzles, action games and even an excellent tower defence game that will keep you playing for hours.
The Game Creators today launched the AppGameKit HTML5 version – a significant release which adds yet another dimension to the already successful development engine.
Lee Bamber, CEO of The Game Creators, said, “HTML5 is the latest version of Hypertext Markup Language, the code that describes how web pages look and operate. More crucially, it's the first version which fully supports native execution of 3D games content, which means no more plugins to install. With the new version of AppGameKit, you can now export your creations directly to HTML5 compatible files which can be run locally or uploaded to a server, allowing your users to play your apps and games instantly through their browser. Thanks to the WebGL, a component of HTML5 technology, you can even run 3D games under hardware acceleration and optionally switch to full screen to create a smooth immersive experience for everyone.”
We are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new book aimed at users who want to migrate from Tier 1 BASIC to Tier 2 C++, opening up a whole new world of opportunity to those who wish to expand their choices in both programming and wider careers. Alistair Stewart uses his trademark talent for total exploration of a subject to give you a hands-on tour into the world of AppGameKit Tier 2 development, making the process easy and rewarding.
We are pleased to announce a new AppGameKit Unlimited Bundle for all AGK coders out there, designed to allow anyone who has already bought AppGameKit and some DLC to buy the remaining DLC's available at a discount of 25%! If you want to complete your AppGameKit suite, this new initiative by Steam allows you to pick up all the DLC’s you do not already have in your account. The best part of this new type of Steam bundle, is that it applies its own discount in addition to the discount already present on the existing DLC products, making it one of the most cost-effective ways to get your hands on everything ever released for AppGameKit.