Downloading constructor is literally my first step toward doing anything game related. My current workstation is a 2011 MacBook air running bootcamp with one external monitor. And I am interested in gathering some tools to help me build games. What are some easy to use and cheap/free software that can do the following?
1) Draw stuff. I am perfectly happy making simple art--as if it came out of MS paint. But I am looking for something slightly more powerful as MS paint doesn't allow free rotation (it's by 90 degrees only). Also, I would love to be extract faces/people from photographs. Yes, my friends agreed to let me put them into the game. <img src="smileys/smiley4.gif" border="0" align="middle" /> <img src="smileys/smiley4.gif" border="0" align="middle" />
2) Record sound. I do have a record on the MacBook, and I think it would be funny to generate some of the sound effects with my vocal cords, e.g. "Pew pew pew!" What is the best way capture recordings and convert them to the appropriate file types? Though, I'd be interesting in knowing how more advanced sounds and music are made too.
3) Record game play. I've seen lots of neat demos on Youtube from the Constructor Community. How did everyone capture their videos? I have Microsoft Expression suite at home, so something similar would be great!
By the way, I'm super excited to have found Constructor. <img src="smileys/smiley2.gif" border="0" align="middle" /> I love how the software and the tutorial let me make a game in one day without any previous experience. Though, I learned that I literally missed the sale by a day. Do you know how often the software gets discounted? Of course, I have zero qualms about supporting Constructor. But finding savings is always great. <img src="smileys/smiley9.gif" border="0" align="middle" />
Thanks in advance!