Ownership Change – What Now For GMB?

Those of you that still frequent this blog for its amazing resources will know that Matthew posted this final post way back in March 2015, over 18 months ago now. It was with this post that he declared the end of his contribution to this blog and the time-consuming maintenance that comes with running a site of this nature. Having run several websites concurrently in the past, alongside a full-time job, I know how hard Read more…


GameMaker Blog Ceasing Publication

UPDATE: GameMaker Blog is alive and well but under new ownership, read more here. I’m leaving this post up as it was Matthew’s last post and explains why the blog was inactive for 18 months. ——————————————————————————————————————————– Unfortunately, GameMaker Blog will be ceasing publication for the foreseeable future. I’m no longer able to maintain the website in addition to my real life and work obligations. Since GameMaker is a niche topic, it is extremely difficult to Read more…


Community Links – New Exports, GDC Showreel, First Tizen Devices

A collection of interesting links and content from within the GameMaker community.


Poll – Is GameMaker Still Beginner Friendly?

The jump from GameMaker 8 to GameMaker Studio brought with it a design overhaul and hundreds of new additions. Recently we’ve seen features like command line debugging, data structure accessors, and shaders (with multiple code editors) added to the popular game development engine. You might even find yourself configuring external programs like Visual Studio and Xcode if you plan to make full use of GameMaker Studio. Older versions of GameMaker are so accessible that they’re being Read more…


Community Links – Steam Greenlight Stats, 3D Animation, Squirrels

A collection of interesting links and content from within the GameMaker community.


An Introduction To GameMaker Studio’s Shader System

The GameMaker Studio shader system was introduced in version 1.2 and allows for powerful visual effects in both 2D and 3D games. If you haven’t used shaders before you’ll find there is a bit of a learning curve. Fortunately, whether you understand shaders at a basic level or not, you can implement them in your game with ease.


GameMaker Price Increase & New Product Announced

YoYo Games have announced that the price of GameMaker Studio Master Collection will be increasing in mid-August 2013. In an email sent to mailing list subscribers, customers are advised to “take advantage of the current and very low $499.99 price of GameMaker Studio Master Collection.” As of version 1.2, the price of GameMaker Studio Master Collection will increase by 60% to $799.99.


5 GameMaker Success Stories

It’s quite easy to underestimate the power of GameMaker at first glance, yet many developers use the popular game creation tool professionally as a means to supplement or even generate their entire income. Below are five such individuals who have experienced commercial success in some form by using GameMaker: 1 – Sean Chan lands a job at Bungie After spending over two years on his IGF nominated GameMaker game, Battleships Forever, long-time community member Sean Read more…