7 Things to do while the GMC is down

on October 3, 2009

the end is nigh 7 Things to do while the GMC is down

Shock horror the end of Civilization is nigh!

Yes the Game Maker Community has gone back to the old days of IPS Driver errors.  Instead of being a temporary problem that users would occasionally have the misfortune to experience the site is currently rendered useless with topics unviewable.

Should you be unable to part yourself from the world of Game Maker (how have you managed the past 12 hours?) here are some Game Maker related things to fill your time.

  • Play Jack Brockley’s SubAttack mini game (2.8 MB .zip) complete with an online highscore table.  Beat me.
  • Missed Game Maker Tech’s September issue? It has some amazing ArcMagi screenshots and there won’t be another issue out in the near future.
  • Just getting started with Game Maker? How about a nice book to introduce you from the very first steps through to GML.
  • A more advanced user?  Download some cool Game Maker DLLs to extend your project.
  • Design a logo for YoYo Games to use to promote Game Maker 8.
  • If you are a Dutch highschool student take a look at the €10,000 Creative Games Challenge.
  • But please please whatever you do – don’t tell me the GMC isn’t working.  I have realised.  Really.

Post your favourite Game Maker mini games and time-fillers below.

Image credit: Fire Wall by Flickr.com user cnynfreelancer released under a CreativeCommons license.

23 Responses to 7 Things to do while the GMC is down

  1. Caniac says:

    Nice post Phil, but I don’t remember having IPS driver errors before. It was that too many people logged on and the server was overloaded.

    http://forums.htmlhelp.com/index.php?s=bf23adad6065f264687a6115cdaeeb0b&showtopic=3230&view=findpost&p=17854

  2. Caniac says:

    @Philip Gamble
    probably.
    maybe add watch GMVision or GMTV? :P

  3. Dr. Watz0n says:

    Ah… the old days of IPS Driver errors. Oh how I hated the text box filled with MySQL errors.

  4. Caniac says:

    @Brad
    I just tweeted to him. (I thought I already had)

  5. James Rhodes says:

    You could have suggested for people to check out RoketGames ^_^

  6. Before your time at the GMC maybe.

  7. How about watch the last episode of GMVision?

  8. Broxter says:

    Thanks for suggesting my game, Phil. No one will ever beat my ridiculously gargantuan score. :P

  9. Brad says:

    @Dr. Watz0n
    Haha, I forgot about those! They were quite annoying…

    Is Sandy aware that the GMC isn’t working again?

  10. ev149 says:

    @Brad
    I’ve notified him via Twitter, not sure whether he’s been on there lately, though…

  11. MackaN says:

    Bored? i play jumper two :)

  12. whaddsoft says:

    AVG Says “vex.exe” is a virus.

  13. Chaz says:

    GMC isn’t working.
    And I beat your score.
    And I won the contest banner.
    And I’m lying.
    And I’m sad.

  14. Bas Bloem says:

    Or play poker.

  15. F1ak3r says:

    For next time:

    * Work on one of your games.
    * Join another Internet community.
    * Go outside.

  16. F1ak3r :
    * Go outside.

    Wondered how long it would be until someone said that :P

  17. Broxter says:

    Or play console games. On the PS3.

  18. Or crawl into a small corner in a big room and shoot your self?

  19. Another idea. Browse google’s archive of cached pagina’s from yoyogames like this onde: http://74.125.77.132/search?q=cache:UoPNXT0V4MgJ:gmc.yoyogames.com/lofiversion/index.php/t312148.html+draw+text+shadow+game+maker&cd=1&hl=nl&ct=clnk&gl=be&client=firefox-a :)

    @bas bloem:
    yeah, of course. Secure your card from your mummie first XD

  20. Chronic says:

    Phil, I think you’ve discovered a way to get ideas for things.

  21. @Chronic
    Yes I think we’ve got enough now.

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