So, I think we finally settled on using Unity to make our game. After googling a lot, and talking to a couple of game-developers in Norway (who all use Unity) it seemed like the logical choice.
I downloaded it today. I have never worked in a game engine before, and didn´t quite know what to expect. It´s a 3D game engine, so I expected a lot of trouble. 3D is a completely unexplored territory for me. Our game is going to be a 2D platformer, but apparently you can still make it in Unity. You just have to make it “flat” 3D in a way. I´ll probably know more about this soon.
My initial reaction after opening the program, and watching a tutorial that was far over my head, was something like this:
Seriously… I didn´t even understand how to move the camera.
But then I found this awesome tutorial on how to make a tree. And I made one. Just look at it. It has branches and leaves and everything!
I think this small achievement might have gone to my head.
So… as you can tell, I am incredibly optimistic at the moment. Maybe I´ll try to make something that is actually relevant for our game tomorrow. Or maybe I´ll make more trees.