Yes, this is the end of GameMaker…well at least the end of official GameMaker Studio 1.X support. Worry not though, if you have GameMaker Studio 1.X it will continue to work as it always has and you can always jump onto the GameMaker Studio 2 platform which is the greatest sequel in the GameMaker software series to date. Indie Game Development has grown by leaps and bounds in the past years and GMS has played no small part in this so I wanted to give a quick reflection on some of the great titles that were produced using GMS 1.X to give us all one last round of nostalgia before fully embracing GMS 2.Read More »
Like the idea of catching waves? As a cow? A purple cow with sunglasses on? I hope you do because a brand new Made in GameMaker game: PurpleBit Surfing Cow is out on Google Play store and it is completely Free to play with no ads or in app purchases at all. A true tribute to Purple Cow Studio which has a diverse and great community behind it and I personally wanted to know a bit more, so I sat down with Luiz Gustavo from Heavy Sheep Games to get some insight on the “Why” and “How” this game was created. Continue ReadingRead More »
Putting the Cow in Cowabunga, Indie Game Studio Heavy Sheep Games launches their debut game: PurpleBit Surfing Cow on Google Android complete with you guessed it: A purple cow on a surfboard! I had to sit down and talk with Luiz Gustavo who leads the Heavy Sheep Games team to find out about the creators of such a unique game and get some insights on how they developed a game like this. PurpleBit Surfing Cow was created using GameMaker Studio and launched on Google Android with an IoS version in the works. With the formalities out of the way, let’s get right to the interview.Read More »
GAMEDEVDANvsLIFE launches onto Steam as a compilation of 50 “Made in GameMaker” games spanning all kinds of genres ranging from: Puzzle, Racing, Arcade, Platformer and Adventure. Dan himself not only co-founded Chequered Ink Ltd, but also worked at YoYo Games for 2 years and learned GameMaker first hand. Check out the development process first hand by seeing how the games evolved over time by setting the sort order in the launcher from Oldest to Newest or start off on the right foot early by sorting Best to Worst; the choice is yours. If you want further details before you dive into the large world of Dan, then stick around as I give my own reviews of what I considered to be the Best and Worst that our favorite GameDev has to offer.Read More »
Bounce Rescue is a brand new game released on Steam that was made in GameMaker Studio. Great graphics, solid controls, engaging music and even multiplayer make this a shining example of the quality that can be made with GMS. I spoke to Bitecore Studios to get some developer insights and details on how they made such a great game that also has some amazing technical features including: Full Steam Integration with leaderboards, controller support, achievements and even Steam Cloud saves, fantastic controls, different game modes like Capture the Flag, Time Attack and even Death Match. A true labor of love that you can tell from just seeing it so take a quick couple of minutes to read on about Bitecore Studios and Bounce Rescue.Read More »
GameMakerBlog strives to be as helpful as possible to our fellow Indie Devs so it makes us very happy when we get awards like this. We appreciate aggregate websites like tierragamer because they filter down the many different blogs and websites available into a concise list with a summary on each so you can quickly see which websites you need to visit for your needs. Time is quickly becoming the most valuable resource in our informational age so anything that gives us some time back is worth it’s weight in gold. I do want to point out a few more blogs that are also on the list, so let’s do a very quick recap from a developer point of view.Read More »
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for getting discounts on games and software. YoYo Games attempts to stuff developer’s stockings with up to 20% off of GameMaker Studio 2 licenses. If you are just getting into game development or even looking for a more robust framework then now is the time to jump in and start making dreams a reality. GMS2 is a full update of the original GameMaker Studio product and offers a more streamlined user interface, code folding and an integrated debugger. Whether it is platformers, Role Playing Games or multiplayer action games you are wishing to create, GMS 2 can do it all; and with the GameMaker Community backing you up, along your friends here at GameMakerBlog, if you ever need a helping hand just let give a shout and all your worries will be out of sight.
As always, we wish everyone Good Luck and Good Fortune.
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