How To Use Blend Modes

Blend modes are a quick and easy way to add stunning visual effects to your GameMaker projects. In this post we’ll take a look at some of the effects which can be produced using blend modes, explain how to use blend modes in your games, and provide resources for extended use of GameMaker blend modes.


An Introduction To GameMaker Studio’s Shader System

The GameMaker Studio shader system was introduced in version 1.2 and allows for powerful visual effects in both 2D and 3D games. If you haven’t used shaders before you’ll find there is a bit of a learning curve. Fortunately, whether you understand shaders at a basic level or not, you can implement them in your game with ease.