Exclusive Interview With The Creator Of GameMaker

Today we’re joined by Professor Mark Overmars, the creator of GameMaker. Continue reading for the full interview.


YoYo Games Wiki to Grow

Mark Overmars has expressed his desire to turn the currently pathetic wiki on YoYo Games into a central source of GameMaker information. “As some of you might have noticed we have changed the Wiki to use the well-known MediaWiki software. Our hope is that the wiki becomes the best source of information about the use of Game Maker. Currently this information is spread all over the internet. The GMC stores a number of useful tutorials, Read more…


YoYo Games Rating system to Change

Many people have moaned at the GMC about what they view as inadequacies with the rating system on YoYo Games. Whilst this is a relatively trivial matter for most of us the conspiracy of the so-called ‘downraters’ appears to have got under the skin of plenty of GameMaker users. In a move that may please these users Mark Overmars has announced that the rating system will change and YoYo will move to a more traditional Read more…


Bye-Bye GameMaker Blog?

YoYo Games decided to mention the release of GameMaker magazines (GameMaker Tech 2 days late). I must admit I am a little confused following the merger of The YoYo Games and Mark’s blog. The result appears to deliver a strange mix of YYG updates, GameMaker tips and requests to GameMaker users – and now apparently community news.


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.


Game Maker Magazines

In the past few months we have seen the launch of a couple of new GameMaker magazines. First there was Mattthew_H’s Game Maker Magazine which released its first issue in mid-February and its second in mid-March. At the end of March we then saw the first issue of GMFetch magazine emerge with just four pages of content. I will take this opportunity to collate information about all of the recent Game Maker magazines. I will Read more…


What next at the GMC?

Recent days have seen YoYo Games truly communicating with its community for the first time since it came into existence. We’ve had an upgraded forum with a new skin, frank admissions of YoYo’s shortcomings and the re-introduction of post counts. On top of that I am now frequently seeing Mark Overmars and Sandy Duncan online at the GMC and they have been posting more frequently. I’m not sure what bought about this change but it Read more…


YoYo Games Accounts

Have you ever wondered how much YoYo had in the bank at the end of 2006, or perhaps who the shareholders and directors are? Me neither, I’d much prefer to have the figures for 2007 which is, after all, when they were founded isn’t it? Actually no (more on that later). A trip to Companies House reveals that in their wisdom YoYo are yet to return their accounts for the year upto 31st October 2007 Read more…