GMIndie Plan 250-page Game Maker eBook

GMIndie are working on an ambitious project to create a series of Game Maker eBooks – the first which will provide an introduction to the software scheduled for release in July 2010.

The idea for a comprehensive tutorial series reminds me of Carl Gustafsson’s Beginners Guide to Game Maker Programming, a long unofficial introduction to Game Maker, which I came across shortly after discovering the tool. The download links no longer work thanks to the demise of (actually can’t believe that the site has closed they didn’t even host files – just a tracking script!) but it was downloaded many tens of thousands of times in different formats and a HTML version can still be found here.

First Steps starts the reader at the very beginning, from the moment they download Game Maker! By the end of the book, you’ll know your work area much better, know how to create a solid game engine, know DnD, know basic GML and know how to polish your game properly. GMIndie even threw in some tips on how to distribute your games.” – Brian Fetcher

If you are interested in getting involved with GMIndie details can be found here.

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  1. I agree with Caniac. Quality over quantity is very important.

    Judging by the preview video, I think they are using plenty of content… O_O But, there was that one page that had half of the page taken up by a single image. That needs to be fixed.

    @bigjobsboard as long as they don’t over do it.

  2. I continue to find it amusing how the comment section of any GMIndie-related product ends up with certain people against Frederick and a few more O_Os than anyone on Earth really needs. Out of ten comments on a blog entry about a Game Maker book, only two are actually directly related to the book…

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