Persistence presence of puzzles perplexes me

GameMaker Tech have dropped them, MarkUp have never had them, but the smaller and less established magazines love them – I’m talking about word puzzles and games. The kind of things you would expect to find on the back of newspapers or in a young child’s comic. The crosswords, wordsearches, mazes and spot the differences of the GameMaker magazine world.

The 4 GameMaker magazines

Recently we have seen new releases from the three of the magazines devoted to the GameMaker platform. GameMakerTech and MarkUp are the publications that have released the most issues to date with 13 and 14 magazines respectively. New this year are two magazines – out with the lack of originality and in with a brand of mouthwash made by Procter & Gamble for Matthew Haigh’s magazine with 5 issues out since February. Appearing in August Read more…

MarkUp is back (not immediately)

The most recent issue of a GameMaker magazine to be released is GMM’s fourth issue. We haven’t seen MarkUp release an issue since their 13th (or should I say XIII) back in late April. However work is well underway on the 14th issue as this scrambled picture released by Eyas shows. If you are interested in contributing to the MarkUp game development magazine visit their website or forum.

Game Maker Magazine Issue 4

After a much criticised third issue released in April InstantArts have returned with their fourth Game Maker Magazine. Download GMM Issue 4 (pdf, 3.4MB) Unlike issue 3 in which the considerably improved quality of content was overshadowed by the controversy surrounding the new design, issue 4 has a unique layout so hopefully this time around people will be more interested in the writing.

Where is GMTech?

In the past I have often compared the latest magazine releases from MarkUp and GameMakerTech. After Game Maker Magazine issue 3 and MarkUp issue 13 were released in April I was asked by Eyas if I would be making a comparison post. I replied that I would probably not until GameMakerTech released their 12th issue which I believed would be soon. However it appears that the latest issue of GameMakerTech has been substantially delayed. I Read more…

Why I dislike GM Fetch

When the first issue of this magazine came along at the end of March I was surprised at the positive reviews it was getting at the GMC considering it had only four pages of content. They are arrogant – slogganing their magazine with the phrase “Its not about beating the competition – because we’ve already won”, which they also managed to mis-quote on their blog.

Game Maker Magazine

Another new Game Maker Magazine has been launched. Yep that’s its name “Game Maker Magazine”. (gmc link) Whilst GameMakerTech have to hold a caption competition to come up with a snappy slogan Game Maker Magazine has one from the start: “The Information you need to know, today“. Almost as good as the magazine name I’m sure you agree. It’s isn’t as bad as gnazine [1] [2], but telling people that they need Adobe Reader in Read more…