Independent game developers seeking to raise funds for their projects have been turning to the popular crowdfunding website Kickstarter as a means of doing so. A number of GameMaker projects have appeared on Kickstarter, and while not all have been successful, several have. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of GameMaker projects that have been funded on the platform.
Cavern Kings by Vine has raised $14,751 on the popular crowdfunding website Kickstarter. The game itself is an infinite action platform inspired by the likes of indie titles Super Crate Box and Risk of Rain, both of which were also built using the GameMaker engine. Cavern Kings features randomized levels and creatures, and an excessive amount of explosions.
Sheltered by Unicube has raised £30,148 (approximately $50,000) on the popular crowdfunding website Kickstarter. Giving new meaning to the phrase “nuclear family”, Sheltered tasks you with keeping a mother and father, and their children, alive in the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust. Fortunately, an impenetrable underground fortress will help keep your family sheltered from the desolate post-apocalyptic wasteland above.
Legend of Iya (pronounced Ee-yah) has raised over $75,000 on the popular crowdfunding website Kickstarter. Made entirely in GameMaker 8.1, the project has been in development for a decade according to Andrew Bado, the sole developer. Legend of Iya is a 2D story-driven platformer game centered around a young protagonist who unknowingly finds herself lost in a fantasy world. The game is set for release on Windows (with Mac, Ouya, and Linux ports planned) around Read more…