Game design just got easier with Power Game Factory, software for creating side scrolling action games for the Macintosh. Featuring a polished graphical user interface, Power Game Factory is capable of producing games similar to many of the most highly regarded 8-bit and 16-bit console video games, but with far superior graphics and sounds. Best of all, no programming is required.
Power Game Factory Screenshot
Toolbar Buttons provide quick access to every window in Power Game Factory Tools for creating 15 types of level objects are always easily accessible
Build and Test Buttons for creating stand-alone game applications and testing work in progress Properties Window: Context-sensitive array of controls for editing the currently selected object
Toolbar Tips offer instant help on whatever the cursor is touching Backgrounds may be of any size, with several layers of parallax scrolling
Mode Controls: switch between Normal, Mask, and Tiles modes for editing every element of a level Objects: Any number of characters, items, and other objects may be dragged into position in a level.

What Do Power Game Factory Games Look Like In Action?
  Cutting Edge Technology.
Time Tested Gameplay.
Greenland Invasion Gameplay
(8.4 MB)
Power Game Factory applies the latest technologies to the proven 2D platformer game genre. Games made with Power Game Factory can combine high resolution sprite graphics and realistic physics with authentic old school gameplay, making this the ideal system for constructing compelling, truly playable Macintosh games.

Watch Greenland Invasion in action. Proof that with Power Game Factory, you can make intense side scrolling action games limited only by your imagination.

More Gameplay Screenshots and Videos

Build Stand Alone Games
Endless Creative Possibilities

Completed game projects may be compiled into self-contained, fully functional game applications. Sawblade Software does not place restrictions on your right to sell finished games, and you may charge any price you wish. You will never have to pay any royalties, no matter how many games you sell.

Power Game Factory is a robust game development environment; game projects may feature hundreds of huge levels and hours of gameplay. Or you can make a single-level action game that could be downloaded in a few minutes. There are no restraints placed on the number of levels, characters, projectiles, and scenery objects in a game.

We Just Made It Even Easier
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Tutorial Game (3.0 MB) Power Game Factory ships on a CD bundled with the fully modifiable Greenland Invasion sample game project. Also included are collections of extra level background tiles and game music. The 200 page user's manual covers the program from top to bottom (don't be daunted; you can preview it online.) In addition to the beginner's tutorial, we'll also throw in some FREE Sawblade Software stickers and a Sawblade Software product order form offering some nice discounts on future purchases. If you have any questions before you order, e-mail us at the address below. And don't miss our full online store.

The above video shows the kind of game you'll be able to create immediately upon completing the Power Game Factory tutorial  found in the user's manual. You'll learn how to design levels, create tiled backgrounds, add characters, create links between levels, and build a finished game application. It will only take a few minutes, but it's everything you need to know to get started. Preview the tutorial here.

  "It was very clear that Power Game Factory was indeed very powerful without the need to program one line of code."

-John Foster, MacHome Magazine

"Any gamer or wannabe programmer who wants to make a 2D sidescrolling action game should take a serious look at Power Game Factory."

-Derek Meier, MacCompanion Magazine

"Special thank you to Sawblade Software for delivering exactly what they advertised. Refreshing. Time to make games."

-isthaq, Power Game Factory User

"Power Game Factory is just so exciting. Like others, I've been waiting all my life for an app like this"

-Sascha, Power Game Factory User
  "PGF provides the kind of simple, powerful tools you need to quickly and easily make a 2D side-scrolling shooter."

-Sean Molloy, MacAddict Magazine

"All I can say so far is WOW! My son has been using it for less than a week and has already created a very playable 3-level game. The degree to which you can control every aspect of the game's behavior is quite amazing."

-Eric, Power Game Factory User

"The Mac has needed a program like this for a long time and the first release of Power Game Factory is exceptional. I'm quite excited about it! Here's a great big thank you to [everyone] involved in the creation of this jolly good application!"

-Skootch, Power Game Factory User

Power Game Factory is available now for just $54. We support several payment options and we will ship to any location on the globe.

Note: Power Game Factory is not currently available because it does not run on Mac OS X 10.7 or later.

Try Power Game Factory for as long as you want, free of charge.
Power Game Factory 1.1 Demo
The free demo offers nearly all the same features as the full version.

Power Game Factory Demo Power Game Factory 1.1 Update
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Learn more about Power Game Factory's capabilities and benefits here.

Any game created in Power Game Factory can take advantage of several sophisticated technologies without additional development effort:
Non-repeating level backgrounds with multiple layers of parallax scrolling
Realistic physics simulation including gravity, collisions, and particle dissipation
Support for detailed, fluidly animated character graphics
Customizable event-based game routines
Colored lighting effects
Animated QuickTime based cut screens
15 types of level objects including doors, switches, force fields, and animated scenery
Message panes containing character dialog
Resolution switching and gamma fading
Unlimited saved games
Graphics: Hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics at a variety of resolutions, plus transparency, projectile rotation, and character scaling. Graphics may be created in any of 8 common formats.
Animation: Dozens of animation sequences per character, with up to hundreds of high resolution animation frames for each sequence.
Audio: Capacity for CD quality stereo background music and ambient sounds, plus multiple variations of all sound effects.
Level Design: Levels may be up to 32576 pixels in width and height, with a grid of 8 by 8-pixel collision blocks for precise architectural design. Support for hundreds of characters and objects per level.

Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4 or above
Processor: Intel or PowerPC G4 or G5 processor
Memory: 1 GB required; 2 GB recommended
Disk Space: 4 GB available disk space
Graphics: ATI or nVidia graphics hardware recommended.

Is there any programming involved?
  No, but be prepared to work hard to make games with sophisticated level design and smart character A.I.
Will my games work on Intel Macs?
  Games made with Power Game Factory are Universal Binary applications that run spectacularly on Intel-based Macs. Older PowerPC Macs are also fully supported.
Why do my games look like crap?
  Your art skills need time to develop. Designing games usually requires programming skills and artistic talent. Power Game Factory lifts many of the technical impediments to game design, leaving you with more time to devote to the creative aspects of the process, including art and music.
Can I make games for Windows?
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If you're having trouble with Power Game Factory or need info or inspiration, we invite you to participate in our forums, where we will answer questions and share game design ideas. For other issues, e-mail us at the address below.