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The Mushroom 2D Game Generator

posted Aug 6, 2013, 8:05 PM by Skyler Kistler   [ updated Aug 7, 2013, 1:05 PM ]
Wahoo! It's finally ready!
I've been working on a tool meant to generate 2D games. Right now it chooses a random art set and generates a set amount of levels and packs it all into a single convenient jar. My goal for this project is to have a tool that allows quick engine building of 2D side scrollers. The generator itself only generates basic levels, boss fights, and platforming worlds but you can go from there and modify the output to make it anything you want. 
Practical applications of this tool are prototyping a game story, making something quick for Ludum Dare-type competitions, or just giving you something fun to play with.
Right now it doesn't output stories and characters and the like, but it's in the works.

To possibly raise some hype for the tool, and bring in some money to justify it's creation, I'm running a gig on Fiverr that allows people to order a personalized game that has been generated with Mushroom.
In the long run, I hope to release the tool as open source and free, and host art sets made by friends under a sort of DLC-type model.

This is may go absolutely nowhere, but hopefully people get excited. We'll see :)

Very very special thanks to
CNIAngel for helping get the project rolling with art
GMShivers for contributing more art
Michael Cook for being epic and supportive and inspiring