Make your own games for the iPad, iPhone, Windows, or Mac. No programming required. Read more
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on January 21, 2013.
About this project
Game Design for Everyone
More and more people are getting into games as the medium continues to expand on new platforms and devices. Everyone has ideas for games, especially for their iPhone or iPad, but only expert programmers can make their ideas come to life.
3 Step Studio will allow gamers everywhere to make their own games for the iPad, iPhone, Windows, or Mac. No programming required.
It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!
1. Choose a Template
Choose a template in your favorite game genre - Physics Launcher, Tower Defense, Blackjack, Platformer, RPG, and more!
We'll do all the hard work for you, so nothing will stand in the way of making the type of game you want.
2. Make it your own
Design your game to make it unique; express your creativity.
You can make and import your own artwork and audio, including backgrounds, characters, music, and effects.
Tweak gameplay values like power, hit points, physics, and speed to make your game play the way you want. We've built the logic into the editors, so you won't need to do any programming. All you have to do is design your game.
It's amazing to see how much you can do with the right tools. We've made a Pac-Man clone with the Tower Defense template and a Pinball game using the Physics Launcher. The possibilities are endless!
3. Share your Game!
Publish your game to iPad, iPhone, Windows, and Mac. Share it with your friends, family, and the world!
Why Kickstarter? Why we need you...
Kickstarter is the perfect place for 3 Step Studio and GarageGames.
GarageGames has a rich history of working with the independent development community. We were part of the early independent game development movement, offering the full-source Torque engine for a price the hobbyist could afford. The power of community has always been very important to us, which is why we maintain one of the best communities on the web. We've embraced the open-source movement, recently announcing Torque 3D and Torque 2D under the MIT license!
We need you to help us:
- Fund development. Your contribution will help us push toward release of the initial product and templates and continue to build upon that base. We want to provide as many templates and features as possible.
- Make it free. We don't want price to stop anyone from making their game a reality.
And if we surpass our funding goal:
- We can add even more templates: Platformer, RPG, Puzzle, Shooter, Hidden-object, and more!
- We can support even more platforms: Web, Android, Linux
- We can add advanced versions of our templates, provide even more assets, and add more cool features!
We can't do it without you!
- Donate one of the tier amounts to the right. We're offering some great rewards!
- Spread the word!
Risks and challenges
We have more than 11 years of experience developing tools, so we know the risks and challenges and how to overcome them. We see the following as potential obstacles for 3 Step Studio, along with how we'll tackle them:
Funding: This is where Kickstarter comes in!
Resources: We've got a great team with years of industry experience, but we'll ramp up if necessary to fulfill our promises. Your contributions will help us support the effort.
Production Delays: Software development inevitably includes slips in schedule. We're also working hard to ensure 3 Step Studio is easy to use, so we'll be reacting to usability testing and community feedback. We'll account for these delays in our planning, and maintain an honest and transparent process by keeping you up-to-date.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Pledge $10 or more
BACKER: Private Forum Access and a Special Forum Badge indicating your backer level!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
KICKSTARTER: You'll get an Invitation to the 3 Step Studio Beta, the opportunity to Vote on the next game template, an Exclusive Forum Avatar, Special Thanks on the 3 Step Studio Website, and ALL PREVIOUS REWARD TIERS!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
FRIEND: Downloadable Audio Pack add-on, 3 Step Studio promotional Mousepad, and ALL PREVIOUS REWARD TIERS!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $100 or more
NOBLE: Downloadable Art Pack add-on (choice between Tower Defense or Physics Launcher), 3 Step Studio promotional T-shirt, Special Thanks in the 3 Step Studio credits, and ALL PREVIOUS REWARD TIERS!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $250 or more
KNIGHT: Both Downloadable Art Pack add-ons (Tower Defense AND Physics Launcher), 3 Step Studio promotional Hoodie, and ALL PREVIOUS REWARD TIERS!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $500 or more
PALADIN: You'll get to Design and Name a Special Art Item for one of the game Templates, receive a Framed 3 Step Studio Logo Signed by the 3 Step Studio team, and ALL PREVIOUS REWARD TIERS!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (100 left of 100)
CHAMPION: We will create a Character for a game Template based on a picture of You, and ALL PREVIOUS REWARD TIERS!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $2,500 or more
0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)
HERO: Participate in pre-production of a game Template via video conference, and ALL PREVIOUS REWARD TIERS!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)
ANGEL: 2 night stay in Las Vegas, including a day in the studio working with the 3 Step Studio team on game Template and Art Pack design, and ALL PREVIOUS REWARD TIERS!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
- (30 days)