[GameMaker Tutorial] Simple Embedded database using Grid Data Structure

GameMakerBlog Tutorials Create A Simple Database with DS_GRID Games require a lot of information, everything from player hp, mana, level, skills, attack power, sprites, and even quest lists. Storing that data is a common problem that has many different solutions, though when you want to make something simple, portable and only use the base language you might want to investigate using a data structure called a Grid. A Grid is very similar to both a Read more…


[GameMaker Tutorial] How to setup a simple slot machine reward system

GameMakerBlog Tutorials Simple Slot Machine Reward System   If you play Adventure Capitalist then you would have probably seen the slot machine reward system that gives you a spin after you unlock certain milestones. Black Desert Online also has a type of slot machine reward system that can give you some pretty incredible rewards: a GM Advanced Lucky Box could net you a Kzarka box (or if you are like me, you end up getting Read more…


[GameMaker Tutorial] Drawing custom health bars with sprite parts

GameMakerBlog Tutorials Drawing Health Bars Health bars (or HP Bars) are almost mandatory in any game, and even if it is not a traditional health bar these techniques will hold true for any bar that has positive or negative progress including Time based bars like those seen in Adventure¬†Capitalist, Loading bars to let players know something is happening and what percent that something is on, Mana or Stamina bars and of course everyone’s favorite: Experience Read more…


[GameMaker Tutorial] Introducing GameMaker Tutorial Series

GameMakerBlog Tutorials Introducing the GameMaker Tutorial Series As I am always trying to learn more about GameMaker; frequently I find myself visiting the great¬†GameMaker Community tutorials section to see what new gems the community may have posted up. While I was browsing the forums a pattern emerged: Fundamental questions are always being asked and the responses are usually redirects to youtube videos. While I can and have learned from youtube video tutorials often, when I Read more…


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.


Worst GameMaker video tutorial?

Low quality screen recording (1 fps?!), large watermark obscuring content… Although to be fair it is obvious that this isn’t meant to be a tutorial, more just a brief introduction to GameMaker 7 as the creator posts videos on a variety of subjects. GameMakerTv.com has a new layout but no sign of episode 3 coming…


Tutorial: Using pdf995 to create a .pdf file

Pdf995 offers everything you need to create professional looking PDF files for free. The software which officially retails at $9.95 also offers a free version which displays an advert every time you use the software. Your final PDF however, does not contain any adverts or plugs for the software. Downloading and installing the software is easy, and is compatible with all versions of Windows from Vista right back to 1995. You can download the software Read more…