A lot has been made of the recent announcement that GameMaker Studio 2 has entered into open Beta. Many of the regular users have taken to Twitter to post their opinions are screenshots of the new software. We first reported on the new software back in 2014 following former YoYo Games CEO, Sandy Duncan’s announcement on Twitter.
It’s fair to say that most users taking part in the Beta are feeling good about the way the software is heading and there’s a lot of positive talk about the new user-friendly UI.
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Independent game developers seeking to raise funds for their projects have been turning to the popular crowdfunding website Kickstarter as a means of doing so. A number of GameMaker projects have appeared on Kickstarter, and while not all have been successful, several have.
We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of GameMaker projects that have been funded on the platform.Read More »
Today YoYo Games, the developers of GameMaker Studio, officially announced their plan to replace the GameMaker Sandbox with a digital store. While the sandbox used to be a popular destination for gamers and developers alike, in recent years it has been neglected by YoYo Games and subsequently become obsolete.
GameMaker Sandbox is being replaced with a new service called GameMaker Player. Read on for more information.Read More »
Spelunky by Derek Yu is a 2D side-scrolling roguelike with an emphasis on exploration. You may already be familiar with the more recent Steam, XBLA, and PSN releases of Spelunky, but it originally started as a small, pixel art freeware endeavor made with GameMaker.
For the uninitiated, Spelunky is a game about an eponymous spelunker searching for treasure deep in the earth.Read More »
YoYo Games, the developers of GameMaker Studio, have posted a new tech blog article discussing how to properly scale games to fit various devices and resolutions.
The two-part series, aimed at intermediate and experienced users, focuses on manipulating the GUI layer and views using the GameMaker language.Read More »