GameMakerBlog in Top Ten of Top Gaming Blogs to Follow in 2018

GameMakerBlog strives to be as helpful as possible to our fellow Indie Devs so it makes us very happy when we get awards like this. We appreciate aggregate websites like¬†tierragamer because they filter down the many different blogs and websites available into a concise list with a summary on each so you can quickly see which websites you need to visit for your needs. Time is quickly becoming the most valuable resource in our informational Read more…


Exclusive: Interview With The GameMaker Community Hacker

Just over a month ago, Game Maker Blog reported that the popular GameMaker Community forums had been hacked. YoYo Games, the company who own the GameMaker program and operate the board, estimated that between 5000-8000 user accounts had been compromised by a password logging script. They were wrong. Game Maker Blog has hosted an exclusive interview with the hacker who stole the credentials and passwords of over 200,000 community members. Prior to starting the interview, Read more…


Insomniac?

Introducing Nocturnal Engine which looks like being will be the most promising GameMaker “community” style website launch for a long time. All the usual features you would expect at sites like SnowMoons and GameMakerCentral are there – blogs, profile pages and an upload facility.¬† There is also a forum and IRC facility and thankfully the design is simple, uncluttered and very easy to use – somewhat different from the generic community sites we have come Read more…


New Community website

A new community website for users of Game Maker has launched. GamerGM.com has a file upload facility, forum and reviews section and also includes an interview with SnailFox, creator of the game 65 Million and 1 BC.


YoYo and the Community

Since appearing on the Game Maker scene at the start of 2007 YoYo Games have faced criticism from certain members of the community. Most of this criticism is about poor customer service and problems with the Digital Rights Management that is used to protect Game Maker 7.


GMArcade Contest

The recently re-designed GMArcade is holding a game-submission contest with a top prize of a domain name and free hosting for a year. To enter you must upload an original game to the site, and use it as your sole hosting service. Second and third place prizes consist of upgraded memberships at the site which enables you to launch games directly from your own website. Owner of GMArcade Matthew Kremer has also said that he Read more…


GMC PM inbox size doubled

The size of users personal mail inbox at the GMC has been doubled. Members can now store 100 posts in their account online. Thankfully this update was placed in the Announcements forum rather than the Community section of the forum to limit the pointless dicussion which normally follows.