Go in a simple way... MULTIMEDIA FUSION PRO 2 DEVELOPER:
With this software you can develope almost any 2D game for iOs, android and windows systems, Xbox and actually Clickteam is developing an export module for the Playstation Vita. You can find all support & tutorials on the clickteam forum. I'm a Multimedia fusion Pro user since 2005 creating 2d animated characters, props and objects libraries for MMF game developers clients and I still love it.
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