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Golden Box Dungeons and Dragons development kit
By the end of the 90s the Golden Box had been the house of quite a few RPGs but it was no longer in its prime. However, the modding community kept the simple first person RPG alive, producing and managing their own adventures based on this particular toolset. What this software development kit does is offer you a modular tool box that allows you to create your own dungeons, populate them with the monsters that you want to add, and with the texts that you want to include, along with a host of assets that can also be edited or imported. Don't expect an easy ride however, building a functional game will take lots of patience and time, but, if you're willing to do it you have all the tools at your disposal. Finding your way through the menus and the different categories is pretty fair and easy. For instance, if you want to build your own dungeon you will be offered a grid like environment seen from above and then a small screen in which you can track your progress from a first person perspective. Each asset that you can include can be edited, managed, named and so on, and thus the toolbox can really be used to create games from scratch. However, there is little automation, and so, you will have to establish each little detail yourself. But, in all honesty, some of the early Golden Box games designers didn't have it so easy. Due to the ease of use and very simple design of this toolset, I bet you could use it to showcase and even learn a few things about level design and about gaming programming. So, whether you want to build a Golden Box RPG or just want to see a very simple design software package in action, this can serve both purposes brilliantly. I do recommend it.