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In this post we’ll look at making your own Batman games. We’ve posted about two other game creators provided by the Cartoon Network and this is the third and final game creator that they have to play with. The Batman game creator is built in Flash and publishes games out to Flash as well which means it should also work on Android devices. The other two game builders they offer are for Ben 10 games and Star Wars games.

The Batman game builder is broken up into six easy steps which starts with the Game Starter section and ends with testing your game. The steps are Game Starter, Background, Heroes, Goal, Level Design, and Testing. After all steps are complete you publish out your game for other people to play. Similar to all of the other game creators offered by Cartoon Network and Nick.com there is only about 5% customization available to the person creating the game. There is no ability to upload any custom graphics at all. If you want a game creator that you can upload your own custom graphics you should make your own game with Pulado.

In the Game Starter section you choose from a list of pre-created level designs to start your level with. Next up in the Background section you choose a background that goes with the game level that you chose in the Game Starter section. There are a variety of different colors which allows you to generate themes like underwater or in the forest or in a sewer. There are probably ten or so level setups to choose from in the Game Starter section and about the same amount of backgrounds to choose from as well.

Once you have selected those two you can move on to the Hero section where you select your player character. You get to choose from Blue Beetle, Green Arrow, Aquaman, and Red Tornado. The character you choose becomes your main character and then you have the option during the game to switch your character main to Batman and back again using the X button (it is sort of a sidekick system).

In the Goals section you can choose one of four goals which are Get To The Door, Collect All Orbs, Battle All Enemies, and Collect All Orbs And Battle All Enemies. They are pretty self explanatory and depending on which you choose it lets you place a door, enemies, or orbs throughout your level. When you first click it automatically places the items on the map so you don’t have to move them unless you want to.

In the Level Design section there are different wall and floor sections you can use to customize your grid based map. You can also add additional hazards, and more objects like orbs. Lastly you can erase parts of your level and add water to your level for the character to swim through. Once you are finished with the Level Design section you can move on and test your game. If you aren’t happy with the result you can go back and continue to customize your game.

That’s all there is to it. Once you are finished with your Batman game you can publish it to to their site for everyone to play. Go start making your own Batman game here.

So here is another game creator from the Cartoon Network where you can build games based on the Ben 10 franchise. The other game creator that Cartoon Network has plugged into this same system are a Star Wars game creator and a Batman game creator. The Ben 10 game creator is probably the best of the bunch. The Ben 10 game builder is built in Flash and publishes games out as Flash as well which means they can be built and played on Android devices.

The Ben 10 game builder’s first option is where you can choose a pre-created level template from a list of different levels. There are quite a variety of levels in all different colors and configurations available. One interesting thing about it is that the levels are mainly contained within the viewable screen and don’t scroll off in other directions. This makes for a compact level which is easy to setup and tweak to your liking. It isn’t possible to add any custom graphics to the Ben 10 game builder but they do provide quite a variety of different hero characters, levels, and backgrounds.

The game create is broken up into a number of different steps which are:

  1. Game Starter
  2. Background
  3. Hero
  4. Goal
  5. Level Design
  6. Test

The Game Starter kind of sets the tone for your level because it has a color them too it. Then on the next step which is the Background section you can choose either a background with a matching color or a background with a contrasting color to make the level pop out at the player. The next step is where you can choose a hero character. There are 10 different heroes to choose from in this game builder and that is a pretty big variety of different characters (if you want to build your own game and want to be able to upload your on custom characters you could try the game builder on Pulado.com). Each of the different hero characters have a different movement and fire characteristic so for example the spider monkey hero top shoots a web and can cling to walls.

The next area is where you choose a Goal for your game from a number of different goals. There is “Get To The Door”, “Collect All Orbs”, “Battle All Enemies”, and “Collect All Orbs And Battle All Enemies” to choose from. When you choose Get To The Door you can choose where to place the door. The other three options are similar and you get to choose where to place the enemies and the orbs.

Moving on in the Level Design section you get to enhance the existing level design with various things like enemies, enemy spawn boxes, orbs that can be collection, lava, additional wall and floor pieces, and a few other items. It also comes with an eraser if you want to remove items on the map. And lastly you can test your map.

That is all there is to it to build your own Ben 10 game with this game builder. Head over here and start building a game now.