[GameMaker Tutorial] What is a Room

GameMakerBlog Tutorials What is a GameMaker Room The official documentation of a Room can be found here and at a high level it is a container that can hold object instances and assets. There can be more than one room in your game, rooms can parents of other rooms, rooms can be added dynamically while the game is running and most importantly: Gameplay takes place in a room. Different parameters related to a room include: making Read more…


[GameMaker Tutorial] Top Down: Make an enemy unit face the player

GameMakerBlog Tutorials Top Down Game: Make an enemy unit face the player GM Version: GameMaker Studio 2 Making an Enemy unit face the player or even face a certain direction is a question that shows up on the GameMaker Community forums many times and is a fundamental function in creating any game that has enemy units; no-one wants to see enemies looking the opposite way when they are coming after your player even though that Read more…


[GameMaker Tutorial] Introducing GameMaker Tutorial Series

GameMakerBlog Tutorials Introducing the GameMaker Tutorial Series As I am always trying to learn more about GameMaker; frequently I find myself visiting the great GameMaker Community tutorials section to see what new gems the community may have posted up. While I was browsing the forums a pattern emerged: Fundamental questions are always being asked and the responses are usually redirects to youtube videos. While I can and have learned from youtube video tutorials often, when I Read more…


GameMaker Studio 2 Adds Console Export Modules

GameMaker Studio 2 Adds Console Export Modules The Good News June 22, 2017: YoYo Games announces triumphantly that Console Export Modules for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have arrived Now this is great news, it really is; console exporting at the click of a button is a grand idea and really lends itself to getting out there and making the next big hit on some of the newest console platforms available: PS4 and Xbox One. Read more…


GameMakerBlog Acquired by Hikati Games LLC

Hikati Games LLC has purchased GameMakerBlog Hello to all GameMakerBlog fans and GameMaker: Studio developers from Hikati Games; as readers of this blog know from the previous post by Mark: GMB is up for Sale! GameMakerBlog has been up for sale and the short of it is: I contacted Mark and talked with him about the current GameMakerBlog, the future of the blog and of course the community. I am happy to say that all answers Read more…


The Necessity of Multitasking and How to Deal With It

Coding, testing, checking with tutorials and peers—creating a game or an app is the embodiment of multitasking, it weighs on your body and mind the same way it does on your computer. Switching between windows to check on a mail/message from your fellow programmer (or your mom/girlfriend/doc/whoever the hell you mail with) or to watch a video tutorial can sometimes disrupt your focus on the coding itself. Also, it takes time. Seconds at a time, Read more…


How Online Casinos Are Affecting The UK Gaming Industry

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Online casinos appear to be one of the biggest buzz words in the UK gaming industry at the moment, and it is no surprise to see this grow and grow with the implementation of new technologies over the years. In 2016, the UK Gambling Commission reported that online gambling accounted for 33% of all gambling in Britain, which is a combination of online casinos, betting, betting exchanges, bingo and pool betting. It appears that online 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…