MMF allows you to save a lot of time by simplifying the application and video game creation process. An integrated graphics editor and the ability to import sprites from your favorite programs allow for easy animation creation and organization. The event editor greatly simplifies the process of getting objects to move on-screen while remaining powerful enough to do most anything within the realm of 2D games. Extensions provide even further support, and an uber-nice community is waiting to help you with your programming problems and to look forward to your project. Multimedia Fusion allows computer illiterates to make fun games, but is powerful and customizable enough to allow for professional development, even to the degree of commercial development. Programs can be exported as standalones or java applications for use on multiple platforms.
If you don't use MMF as a coding replacement, you can at least use it for simple applications.
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