Mark Overmars and Jacob Habgood to author intermediate-level Game Maker book

Dr Jacob Habgood is to author a new book about Game Maker with Mark Overmars
Jacob Habgood giving a presentation at Nottingham's Gamecity Festival in 2007

Game Maker founder Mark Overmars and Sumo Digital’s Dr Jacob Habgood, co-authors of the successful Game Maker’s Apprentice, are to write a new book focusing on intermediate-level Game Maker programming.

Although I don’t have any up-to-date sales figures (if anyone has any please post them in the comments) their first book sold out its original print run of 5,000 copies within three months of its June 2006 launch. The book is currently ranked at about 12,000 on the best-sellers list.

Jacob is looking for suggestions from readers of the first book as to what should be included in the second.  If you familiarised yourself with Game Maker before purchasing the book you should go to the GMC topic otherwise you should go to the Amazon discussion.

If you aren’t aware of the original book you can find it on The Game Maker’s Apprentice: Game Development for Beginners ($26) and in the UK at the more expensive price of £22.

Related: Getting Started with Game Maker book review (July 2009) and an interview with its author Jerry Ford.

Photo courtesy of Nottingham GameCity released under a Creative Commons License.

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  1. This looks like it may be interesting. Since I already learned this stuff, I’m not sure if it’ll do me any good. But, nonetheless, I will be sure to check this out!

    Thank you for the information Philip Gamble! 😉

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