GameMaker Tech website STILL down

For the past 5 days the website and forum of the GameMaker Technology magazine have been inaccessible for readers of the magazine and staff members. Explaining the situation at the GMC, GameMaker Tech editor gmjab wrote “Our host has unexpectedly closed without any noticed to all its registered users. We are trying to resolve this issue but we cannot guaranty that we’ll be able to retrieve our data.” I guess that’s what comes from relying Read more…


New GMTV Website

“We have decided to release the website earlier then episode 4 because we are having some more delays, and we thought you would like to know what’s going on and of course see the brand new site“ At least they have finally released something! Along with the new website, they have also updated the look of the forum to a more welcoming design. Even though it does still remain very empty. The latest news on Read more…


gmShare.com

Stu Bedore from mygmgame.com (earlier gmb review) has launched a second similar service at gmshare.com. At a quick glance gmshare appears almost identical to mygmgame, however Stu says the sites are different “Mygmgame.com is more of a all-around file host. I wanted something dedicated to GM more.” Gmshare appears to be more of a community games host, think YoYoGames and GameMakerGames.com, than mygmgame which is a webhost targeted at GameMaker users.


Site That Sells Games For You

Yet another of these topics has arisen in the distributing games section of the community, topics in which people relatively new to GameMaker come up with the oh-so-unoriginal idea of making a website to sell GameMaker made games. Their plans are so so well thought through – from the start they know how much commission they will charge and they even let the game creator set the price! However besides this these plans are precisely Read more…


“Sensational Garbage”

pythonpoole stated the obvious in a post at the GMC regarding the pathetic loading times of YoYoGames. Anyone should be able to tell that YoYo is slow at loading because of the sheer amount of content they have on each page. But I thought this was illustrated particularly well in this topic at the GMC which FredFredrickson called “sensational garbage”.


How not to promote your website at the GMC

Marketing your site is quite obviously one of the most important aspects of running a website. Put simply, what use is a site without any visitors? The Game Maker Community lets members promote their sites in their forum signatures and by creating a topic about it in the Website Announcements section of the forum. What not to do when posting your site in Website Announcements: Lie about your domain – there is no benefit of Read more…