Hyper Light Drifter: An Analysis of Adventure and Thrills

Hyper Light Drifter

Explore the atmospheric world of Hyper Light Drifter, a top-down action role-playing masterpiece developed with GameMaker Studio.


Hotline Miami: A Thrilling, Neon-Soaked Journey of Brutality

Hotline Maimi

Hotline Miami is a top-down action shooter game that was developed using the GameMaker Studio game engine. The game’s success is a testament to the versatility and ease of use of this popular game development tool. Developed by the Swedish studio Dennaton Games and published by Devolver Digital, Hotline Miami is a prime example of the creative potential of GameMaker Studio. The game features tight and responsive controls, fast-paced and challenging gameplay, and a neon-soaked Read more…


Tutorful recommends GameMakerBlog as Top Educational Resource

  Starting a new project? Just getting into Game Development? If so, then check out the new article from Tutorful: “How To Become a Game Developer: Expert Advice and Awesome Tools” which details everything from the type of game to make to Education Resources for improving your skills. Speaking of Education Resources, we are excited to announce that GameMakerBlog was selected by Tutorful as a Top Resource for Game Developers. There are some very exciting Read more…


[Post of the Month] End of an Era: GameMaker 1.X Sunset coming at end of July 2018

Yes, this is the end of GameMaker…well at least the end of official GameMaker Studio 1.X support. Worry not though, if you have GameMaker Studio 1.X it will continue to work as it always has and you can always jump onto the GameMaker Studio 2 platform which is the greatest sequel in the GameMaker software series to date. Indie Game Development has grown by leaps and bounds in the past years and GMS has played Read more…


[Made In GameMaker] PurpleBit Surfing Cow by Heavy Sheep Games

Like the idea of catching waves? As a cow? A purple cow with sunglasses on? I hope you do because a brand new Made in GameMaker game: PurpleBit Surfing Cow is out on Google Play store and it is completely Free to play with no ads or in app purchases at all. A true tribute to Purple Cow Studio which has a diverse and great community behind it and I personally wanted to know a Read more…


[Indie Interview] Heavy Sheep Games with Luiz Gustavo

Putting the Cow in Cowabunga, Indie Game Studio Heavy Sheep Games launches their debut game: PurpleBit Surfing Cow on Google Android complete with you guessed it: A purple cow on a surfboard! I had to sit down and talk with Luiz Gustavo who leads the Heavy Sheep Games team to find out about the creators of such a unique game and get some insights on how they developed a game like this. PurpleBit Surfing Cow Read more…


[Made in GameMaker] GameDevDan vs Life Launches on Steam

GAMEDEVDANvsLIFE launches onto Steam as a compilation of 50 “Made in GameMaker” games spanning all kinds of genres ranging from: Puzzle, Racing, Arcade, Platformer and Adventure. Dan himself not only co-founded  Chequered Ink Ltd, but also worked at YoYo Games for 2 years and learned GameMaker first hand. Check out the development process first hand by seeing how the games evolved over time by setting the sort order in the launcher from Oldest to Newest Read more…


[Made in GameMaker] Bounce Rescue by Bitecore Studios

  Bounce Rescue is a brand new game released on Steam that was made in GameMaker Studio. Great graphics, solid controls, engaging music and even multiplayer make this a shining example of the quality that can be made with GMS. I spoke to Bitecore Studios to get some developer insights and details on how they made such a great game that also has some amazing technical features including: Full Steam Integration with leaderboards, controller support, Read more…