As of today, GameMaker Blog has been online for 7 years! To celebrate this milestone we’re giving away $3000+ worth of free software, including licenses for GameMaker Studio, the beginner-friendly game development engine that this website is all about.
Entering the draw is quick and easy, and completely free. Continue reading for more information about the prizes and how to join.Read More »
YoYo Games, the developers of GameMaker Studio, have posted a new tech blog article discussing how to profile the performance of GameMaker projects using the Debug Module. Below is an excerpt.
“If you are unfamiliar with the term, profiling is simply a way of checking a game’s performance while [it is] running, whether it’s checking the overall engine performance for bottlenecks, or checking individual functions to see which one is faster to use.”Read More »
Cook, Serve, Delicious! by Vertigo Gaming is an entry in the woefully underrepresented hardcore time management genre. Tasked with developing a five star, world-class restaurant from scratch, you’ll start by preparing simple orders like pretzels, hotdogs and soda, and eventually work your way up to steaks, complex soups and even a Bananas Foster flambe!
Still, you might scoff, is this just another generic restaurant simulation that takes its marching orders from overly casual mobile games and half-baked money grabs? Not by a long shot.Read More »
“If you are developing for Windows and Mac platforms, it is worth noting that you can create a single extension with only one set of functions which will work on both platforms. This is achieved by adding only one of the link libraries to your game as an extension and placing the other in the Included Files… ”Read More »
YoYo Games are currently attending Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2014 in San Francisco. Today they announced a strategic partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. offering GameMaker Studio users the ability to publish their games to PS3, PS4, and PS Vita.
GameMaker Studio users will be able to publish their games to the PlayStation platform free of charge as long as they are a licensed PlayStation developer.Read More »
Gray and Green by Granite Gear is a very simple and straightforward puzzle platformer. The backstory is as meat and potatoes as you can get: the world is occupied by cute humanoids who enjoy bright colorful things, an evil wizard comes along and takes all of the color away, and of course it is your job to restore color to the world.
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