Annoying trait 8:
Insulting someone else’s game purely because the owner criticised theirs:
(courtesy of Grego).Read More »
If you’re wondering why there haven’t been as many updates or long posts recently it’s because I am currently (no, not as I type) sitting some exams.
When I have some free time I will work some more on the GMAS and on writing some longer articles and reviews for gamemakerblog and MarkUp.Read More »
Nothing amazing but I hope you will agree it is an improvement on the total lack of design which was there previously.Read More »
By far the most imaginatively titled game with the most original and unique concept to be featured on GameMakerBlog. Put simply – what to avoid.
The trailer is terrible, there is no explanation of what is going on at the beginning when it appears a game is being loaded from an over-sized loading screen. The tailer also stops without warning. I don’t think this is worthy of any more words, judge for yourself.Read More »
In this post I take a very quick flashback to earlier issues mentioned in gamemaker blog and take a look to see how they are developing.
My article on the Forted game is going to be featured in a future issue of MarkUp – the gamemaker magazine I like the most. Micco the creator of the game is working on a new version to follow up some of my earlier criticisms.
The most viewed (and commented on) post recently has been the post Things Garion hates about gamemaker, Garion even popped over to answer some of the comments.Read More »
Just a quick update on progress with the Game Maker Affiliation Service provided by gamemakerblog.com
There are currently 6 banners in rotation, however only 4 users have placed their code on their site.
Thanks to Jason from GameMakerResource who reported a problem with sites opening in the GMA iframe instead of in a new window, this has now been fixed.
Remember that the service will improve as more people join and actively use it so please help spread the word if you can. Again thanks to Jason who has put a nice link back to GMA on GameMakeResource.Read More »
Funny moment of the ((‘week’) OR (<insert time period here if I am too lazy to find one every week>!))
Courtesy of Grego from the GMC,
GMC member: That isn’t exactly helpful, What did it try to download?
Grego: I decided not to find out surprisingly. I just find the idea of unexpected things trying to download themselves off of a website which I’ve never seen before a tad…unnerving.
Yes, quite. Unnerving indeed.Read More »
The ignorance of some members at the GMC never ceases to amaze me. In the past two days I have come across as many posts promoting websites which look terrible in Firefox based browsers. This alone is forgivable, just. But since the creators of these sites are fully aware that their site does not display correctly in Firefox and don’t seam to be prepared to do anything about it they are certainly loosing my custom (and respect if they had any in the first place).
I use K-Meleon, a light open-source browser based on the Gecko engine behind Mozilla. Based on my Google Analytics statistics less than a third of the visits to Game Maker Blog are by people using Internet Explorer or other similar browsers. Therefore these selfish game creators, one of which when told their site was incompatible with FireFox replied “you could just not use firefox…“, are therefore abandoning a large and increasing sector of surfers who are moving away from IE.
Comments such as “This site works best in Internet Explorer. Sorry…” aren’t going to win you any friendship from me. Even if you claim you don’t have Firefox this is no excuse. It takes a minute if that to download it free. Even if you have the delusion that IE is better and want to continue using it you should still check out how your site appears to those who have moved to FireFox.
Incidentally the most popular browser to view Gamemakerblog in over the past month is Firefox, followed by IE, Mozilla, Opera and Safari. The earlier IE compatibility problems were fixed after a few days.Read More »