GMIndie Magazine – Issue 8
April 3, 2010
The seventh issue of this magazine was supposed to be the last before the release of a new publication, Game Developers Digest, which planned to focus on computer gaming in general and not just Game Maker.
However an eighth issue (2.8MB pdf) has now been published which, at 18 pages, is double the length of the previous longest issue.
Included are reviews of competition entries RC Aerobatics (with an interesting graphic supposedly representing 4.4/5) and The Wizard’s Apprentice, Western Shootout and an interview with the creator of The Hotdog Simulator (“Yes, you’ve never heard of me or my games. Settle down. That’s not important right now…”).
Aside from reviews there is a copy of the TIGRS homepage, the first part of a tutorial on creating multiplayer games, and a short piece about the lack of ‘official’ tutorials that can be viewed from within Game Maker 8.
There is also an ‘inside look’ at GMIndie’s Game Maker Geek 5 book eBook series which includes a comprehensive introduction to Game Maker entitled First Steps and a guide to the GMC.
Please. If you are going to spend considerable time creating this publication, take a few minutes more to read through it and correct the mistakes prior to release. In my first read through of the first article I spotted the equivalent of one mistake per paragraph. It is obvious that much effort has been put into the magazine but it really lets itself down with the high rate of errors. Some paragraphs aren’t even started with capital letters.