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Unreal Engine’s free Core game creation tool comes to macOS and iOS

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Core is a game-development tool previously limited to PCs.
Core is a game-development tool previously limited to PCs.
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Core is a free tool for creating games that runs on Unreal Engine, which is only available on PC. But as part of its one-year anniversary, developer Manticore Games said Friday that Core is coming to macOS and iOS in summer 2022.

When Mac, iPhone and iPad get Core, gamers will be able to cross-play between versions with Windows gamers, Manticore said. And developers can start playing with Core for iOS on Friday.

Power up your Mar10 Day by learning to make your own video games

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Become the dev behind the next Mario 64 with this bundle.
The next great game is just waiting to be created.
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Super Mario 64 is a classic that defined 3D platformers and 3D games as a whole. What better day to celebrate it than March 10? It’s Mario Day!

And what better thing to do on Mar10 Day than start down your own path to redefining gaming with the 2022 Complete Game Developer Bundle. This game dev bundle is on sale for only $29 (regularly $2,000). And that’s a deal you can say “wahoo” to.

Create your own mobile games with this complete app development kit

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Get 80% off this complete app kit. which allows you to build mobile games as a total beginner.
Build mobile games easier than ever before with this complete app kit.
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Got a wicked idea for a game you’d like to create? All you need to turn your dream game into reality is the tools to make it happen. The Complete AppGameKit Unlimited Bundle allows you to do exactly that, with no coding skills necessary. And it’s on sale for just $49.99 — a full 80% off the regular price of $254.

This bumper bundle includes all the software, assets and guides you need to develop both mobile and virtual reality games. With 11 different products included, that means this special price drop works out to less than $5 a product.

Make the games only you can dream up with this game development deal

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Build your own games with GameGuru now $50.
With GameGuru, you can quickly start building your own games.
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Game design is a huge and exciting industry, but it’s also hard to learn when you’re first getting started. Even making simple games and learning what’s fun and what isn’t is locked at the bottom of a steep learning curve.

Luckily for would-be game devs, The Complete GameGuru Unlimited Bundle helps you ride that learning curve. With it, you get an easy-to-use game design program and a ton of assets you can use to build your own games. And right now it’s on sale for just $49.99 (regularly $384).

Give the gift of knowledge with these heavily discounted e-learning bundles

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Learn something cool during Black Friday with these bundles.
For $23 or less, you can learn crucial skills that will last a lifetime.
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School may let out for the holidays, but that doesn’t mean the learning is done! You — and the people you love — can use that downtime to learn something as fun as it is useful. This Black Friday weekend, Cult of Mac’s e-learning sale offers mind-expanding educational bundles for every student, young or old.

Check out these deals on everything from game design to NFTs and cryptocurrencies! Some of these bundles retail for thousands of dollars. But you can get any of these e-learning bundles for less than $23 with code BFSAVE70 as our Black Friday Sale continues.

Learn to develop games while you play them with this PlayStation Plus bundle

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Want to make (and play) games? This educational bundle includes a year of PlayStation Plus.
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It’s incredible when you get to make a career out of something that you love, especially if that passion is an artistic or creative one. If the thing you love is video games, there’s actually a great way to get an exceptional, creative career from playing all day long.

The Unity Game Developer Bundle featuring PlayStation Plus includes 10 different courses that show you how to develop your own games — all while you enjoy a one-year subscription to PlayStation Plus.

Easily build your own games and apps, even with zero experience

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This bundle is all you need to build your own apps and games this year
This bundle is all you need to build your own apps and games this year.
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Want to build your own app or game in 2021, even if you’ve never tried before? These top-rated creator kits are the easiest way to do it. And even better, right now The Complete AppGameKit Game Creator Bundle is on sale for just $29.99, an amazing 84% off the regular price.

Stagehand flips the platform game formula on its head

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This ingenious "reverse platformer" is one heck of a game.
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To achieve maximum success, iOS game developers need an idea that’s both reassuringly familiar and strikingly new. That’s exactly what Stagehand delivers: The new platform game employs a clever twist on the popular endless-runner genre, with a sprinkle of ’90s classic Lemmings thrown in for good measure.

Stagehand is a game that looks like a side-scrolling platformer, but instead of controlling the character, you move the stage,” developer Matt Comi told Cult of Mac. “We call it a ‘reverse platformer.’ The protagonist, Frank, runs and jumps all by himself. It’s the player’s job to make sure he doesn’t run into walls.”