New Book: Game Maker 8 Game Creation – Practical Tips & Techniques Vol.1

on February 25, 2010

HobbyPress have published a short book focusing on the practical side of game creation using Game Maker 8.

Game Maker 8 Game Creation – Practical Tips & Techniques Vol.1 has 162 pages.

“The goal of this book is to provide starters with rich technical information so the best decision and judgment can be exercised when creating games through GM8.

This is not a step-by-step tutorial. This is also not a guide book kind of overview material. We place our focus on the practical side of game creation – practical tips and techniques one will definitely need when starting out a game project. We also tell exactly what can and cannot be done with the GM8 engine, and the kind of performance drawback that can be foreseen when the platform is not fed with the right inputs.”


At $13.95 on Amazon this is probably the cheapest Game Maker focused book available today.

A review of Game Maker 8 Game Creation – Practical Tips & Techniques Vol.1 will be posted within a couple of days.

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  1. Manuel says:

    Sounds interesting, but that cover looks like is made on MS Paint.

  2. Brad says:

    I agree with Manuel. Sounds cool but I’m going to have to judge this book by its cover.

  3. Yes, that cover is awful. The publishers must have been out of their minds to let a cover like that grace the book.

    I can’t comment on the content because I don’t own the book.

  4. From the tweet “GMB admin doesn’t like reviewing products he feels are substandard…” I’m going to assume the content isn’t much better :P

  5. Frederick says:

    Looks good… But… That cover is horrible… O_O

  6. SquareWheel says:

    The cover needs to be inverted. Oh, and add some lens flare!

    Then it will sell.

  7. Drazzke says:

    Hope the content is better than the cover :P

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  9. Aditya Kale says:

    The book displayed above is not for $13.95 infact the price is $17.95 , an even more cheaper book is available ( “Basics Of Game Maker” ) , its available for $9.99 on , this book consists of 20 chapters and describes the game development process from start to end , “Basics Of Game Maker” has 483 pages the link to this book is given below

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