[Giveaway] Deios 2 Steam Key Holiday Giveaway

Made in GameMaker Creator of Deios II: BARCHboi, recently reached out to GameMakerBlog about the possibility of doing a Steam key giveaway to the GameMaker community. We are always willing to help any developers reach out to fellow GameMaker fans and developers so together we are pleased to announce the Deios II Steam Key Holiday Giveaway. We have 10 Steam Keys to give out and will once again be using Rafflecopter to facilitate the entries Read more…


GameMakerBlog Levels up with new IndieDevHelp initiative

GameMakerBlog announces a new initiative called: “IndieDevHelp” which aims to help Indie Developers with different aspects of creating and launching a game. As most game developers are programmers first and foremost, there are specific struggles and areas that can either be overlooked or just not completed because of time, ability or both. Above all else, Marketing is the primary factor that can determine a successful game or not, the world’s best game will have zero Read more…


[Indie Interview] uZombie made in GameMaker!

Today I sit down with Indie Developer: Jonathon Colibaba to talk about his new android game: uZombie, a unique mobile RPG where you are not just a zombie but a Zombie Leader with intelligence. There is a myriad of features and things to do: Turn civilians, police and military into your own undead army, level up your character to gain better armor and abilities and watch as the city attempts to fight back. Jon developed Read more…


[Giveaway] LetThemCome rewards GameMaker Community with chances to win free steam keys

LetThemCome giving away 10 free Steam Keys LetThemCome….and enter for a chance to win a free steam key! LetThemCome and GameMakerBlog recently discussed the development process of the game and the great community that surrounds GameMaker Studio itself. Based on a mutual idea of rewarding the commitment of fellow developers, enthusiasts and helpful people who take the time to post answers and tutorials to questions on the GameMaker Community forums we have teamed up to Read more…


[Made in GameMaker] LetThemCome launches on Steam and Xbox with guns blazing

Endless Waves of Aliens? Big Guns? A BOOMBOX? Let Them Come has everything you need to recreate a great Rambo in space story, after all they drew first blood right? While I am pretty pumped to start mindlessly mowing down hordes of ugly looking aliens what intrigues me most is how great this game looks being made in GameMaker. The dynamic lightning, the weapons effects, the sound and music, all of it looks well done Read more…


[GameMaker Tutorial] Simple Embedded database using Grid Data Structure

GameMakerBlog Tutorials Create A Simple Database with DS_GRID Games require a lot of information, everything from player hp, mana, level, skills, attack power, sprites, and even quest lists. Storing that data is a common problem that has many different solutions, though when you want to make something simple, portable and only use the base language you might want to investigate using a data structure called a Grid. A Grid is very similar to both a Read more…


[GameMaker Tutorial] How to setup a simple slot machine reward system

GameMakerBlog Tutorials Simple Slot Machine Reward System   If you play Adventure Capitalist then you would have probably seen the slot machine reward system that gives you a spin after you unlock certain milestones. Black Desert Online also has a type of slot machine reward system that can give you some pretty incredible rewards: a GM Advanced Lucky Box could net you a Kzarka box (or if you are like me, you end up getting Read more…


[GameMaker Tutorial] Drawing custom health bars with sprite parts

GameMakerBlog Tutorials Drawing Health Bars Health bars (or HP Bars) are almost mandatory in any game, and even if it is not a traditional health bar these techniques will hold true for any bar that has positive or negative progress including Time based bars like those seen in Adventure┬áCapitalist, Loading bars to let players know something is happening and what percent that something is on, Mana or Stamina bars and of course everyone’s favorite: Experience Read more…