History Of GameMaker Discussed At Dutch Game Garden 2014

YoYo Games CTO Russell Kay discussed the history of GameMaker in a recent talk at Dutch Game Garden 2014. Founded in 2008, the Dutch Game Garden aims to improve and promote the games industry in the Netherlands by connecting entrepreneurs and businesses. A video of Kay’s talk can be viewed below. We’ve also included some key quotes that may interest GameMaker users.


Important – Major Changes To The GUI Layer

GameMaker’s rendering system has long been seen as clunky and inconsistent. The release of GameMaker Studio and the introduction of cross-platform exporting has further complicated the process of rendering projects appropriately based on native display resolution or user selections. Fortunately, change is on the way. Mike Dailly, head of development at YoYo Games, has posted a tech blog announcing major changes to the GUI layer in GameMaker Studio. The full technical post is a sizable Read more…


Original ‘Grand Theft Auto’ Recreated Using GameMaker

Michael Dailly, head of development at YoYo Games, is using the GameMaker Studio engine to unofficially recreate the original Grand Theft Auto in 3D. Dailly was the original designer of the the top-down game Race’n’Chase which started development in 1995. Rockstar later became involved in the project and renamed the game to Grand Theft Auto. Dailly has been releasing screenshots and details of his progress on his Twitter account. Recent images show he is working 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…