5 GameMaker Cliches To Avoid

GameMaker is a wonderful tool and it allows those with creative ideas who don’t have all the technical know-how to produce their own games. But after many years, we’ve seen a lot of home brew games, and it’s about time some cliche features and thoughtless design failures are put to rest once and for all.


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…


Softwrap Limited Ceases Trading

Softwrap Limited, a company that provides e-commerce and DRM solutions for digital products, will cease trading on 1st September 2013. Softwrap was infamously an integral part of older GameMaker products, and while many veteran GameMaker users will be pleased to hear of its demise, the implications of Softwrap’s closure may be significant for GameMaker 7 and GameMaker 8 users. It’s not difficult to gauge customer satisfaction with Softwrap by reading the comments section of our 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…


Official Mailing List

Today we’ve launched a brand new feature for the site which will help you stay updated with the latest GameMaker news – without having to check for new posts every day. We will be sending an occasional newsletter to readers that sign up for our mailing list. This newsletter will include an overview of the most interesting and most important news that we have covered recently, plus it will instantly alert you to time-limited discounts Read more…