New GM Magazine “The Independent Gamer” to Replace IndieGo

A new Game Maker magazine, named “The Independent Gamer”, debuted its first issue yesterday. Issue 1 includes an article on game theory, an interview with Game Maker user Notcturne on the Game Jam, snippets of news, and obligatory GM game reviews. There are 20 pages of content in total, including the front and back covers. You can grab a copy of the magazine for the rather ambitious fee of $4.50USD for a printed edition. Additionally, you can Read more…


KwikLook magazine, issue 2

The KwikLook magazine by Darren Poole (previously known for GMWeekly) has released its April issue (number 2), featuring 13 pages of content. (Direct download link) Kwiklook’s writing team now also includes GMB blogger Matt Scorah (scoz), as a reviewer. Hello and welcome to the second issue of KwikLook. This month, we’ve made some big changes due to thefantastic feedback we had from you. I must say a big “thank you” for making it a pleasure Read more…


GM Freak Magazine, issue 1

These just keep on coming, don’t they? “GM Freak” by GMC member Christopher_L (who seems to have joined a day before releasing this magazine). 10 pages of content. So, what do we have? A title page, featuring white background and a simple logo which shouts out “Office 2007”. Footer reads “GM Freak 2008 ©”. Great effort seems to have been put into proofreading this magazine… Usual opening words. Bla bla bla. P.S. I am very sorry Read more…


New GameMaker Magazine: Simulator GM

SimulatorGM is a small developing magazine that focuses on reviewing simulation games made with Game Maker. This can be any simulation from sports games, to sandbox games, to particle or spore based games. Each issue, we pick one game or program that we enjoyed the most and include it with the magazine. You can read the review, and try it out for yourself immediately. Don’t worry, we ask the creator of the game first before Read more…


Russell’s Quarterly Podcasts

Certain articles from Tom Russell’s Russell’s Quarterly magazine are now available in podcast form. The podcasts are short – the longest is just 18 minutes – and long articles are broken down into several shows.  Writing on the GMC Russell said of his new distribution method “hopefully this format will allow you to experience [long articles] without causing significant eye strain.” I am not really sure if there is a demand for this because the Read more…


GMTech: YoYo Games Exclusive Interview

Issue 14 of GameMaker Tech, due to be released at the end of the month, will feature an exclusive interview with YoYo Games. “You know they made YoYoGames.com, and they’re in control of Game Maker development, but do you know what Sandy’s favourite food is. Okay, we won’t be asking that, but in an exclusive interview we’ll be asking YoYo Games the questions YOU want answered. We are proud to be the first GM publication Read more…


MarkUp 14 is out

The 14th issue of the MarkUp game development magazine has been released. At 54 pages in length it is over twice as long as April’s issue 13 and also sports a brand new red colour scheme. Download MarkUp 14: High Quality pdf Low Quality pdf Inside: Exclusive 6-page preview of the full version of 65M +1 BC “Viscerality” (how to suck people into games) Making lists with local arrays Expanding GameMaker with .NET A bumper Read more…


Game Maker Magazine Issue 4

After a much criticised third issue released in April InstantArts have returned with their fourth Game Maker Magazine. Download GMM Issue 4 (pdf, 3.4MB) Unlike issue 3 in which the considerably improved quality of content was overshadowed by the controversy surrounding the new design, issue 4 has a unique layout so hopefully this time around people will be more interested in the writing.