I’ve said it before, @ansca did an amazing job on Corona SDK, and I think the unlimited trial is very forward-thinking. My only issue is that I use a lot of different laptops and PCs and I’m rarely at the same one. Having to de-authorise the trial every time I want to use a different PC for development means poor hobbyist devs like me will never really get a chance to sink our teeth into it. I could use a few different e-mail accounts but that is probably against the license agreement. Does anybody have any recmomendations? I’d love to buy the software but not until I have a working game that’s worth something and I want to publish.
For anybody who doesn’t know what Corona SDK is, it’s an app / game writing tool for creating games and apps for iOS and Android. There is an unlimited free trial and it’s available at http://www.anscamobile.com/corona/
The scripting language used is LUA and is very easy to learn. The SDK has a great built in physics engine and has very high performance. I would recommend it to any mobile game dev starting out. When you do want to publish your game or app, there’s an Indie iOS license for $199/year and the same for the Android license. You can get both for $349 / year !! That’s a great deal!
As in most cases, you can create Android apps with a Windows PC, but you’ll need a Mac if you also want to create for iOS.