Albion Online: Calls out DDOS Criminals during Server Restart

Criminals demand money from Albion Online It was an interesting weekend for Albion Online; full of twists and turns, server restarts and ransom demands. To get a better feel for just how serious things got, the CEO and Founder himself took to the forum to explain what was happening: Bercilak → DDOS & Blackmailing saying that a ransom demand was given and is purely asking for money. Now while it is nicely spelled out on the forums, Read more…

GMB is up for Sale!

I’m really short on time these days so I’ll keep this brief. I had high hopes when I took over the reins back in November last year. I started to implement a lot of new things and the content was coming nice and regularly. Readership is up, income is growing steadily and the subscriber count has grown nicely since I took over. However, due to personal circumstances at work I just don’t have the time Read more…

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…

Tech Blog – Properly Scaling Games

YoYo Games, the developers of GameMaker Studio, have posted a new tech blog article discussing how to properly scale games to fit various devices and resolutions. The two-part series, aimed at intermediate and experienced users, focuses on manipulating the GUI layer and views using the GameMaker language.

Tech Blog – User Interface Tips & Shortcuts

YoYo Games, the developers of GameMaker Studio, have posted a new tech blog article discussing tips and tricks that will help you navigate the user interface more efficiently. The tech blog highlights useful and somewhat cryptic shortcuts too; you’re sure to learn something new!

Enumeration Finally Added To GameMaker Studio

A recent Early Access build has introduced C-style enumeration to GameMaker Studio, an overdue feature that will be welcomed by veteran coders. Enumerations consist of named integer constants called “members” or “enumerators”. An example is shown below.

Tech Blog – Using Advertising Extensions

YoYo Games, the developers of GameMaker Studio, have posted a new tech blog article discussing the addition of advertising extensions to version 1.3 of the software. Advertising extensions allow GameMaker Studio developers to integrate ads from their preferred provider, even if GameMaker doesn’t specifically support the provider’s SDK. Below is an excerpt from the post.