Jul
28
2014

GameMaker Tips: Resources

A significant aspect to making games with GameMaker is the management of graphics, sounds, and other game related resources.  Inside GameMaker, resources are managed in the Resource Tree, which provides a file-explorer type view to all the gaming assets.

gamemaker resource tree  

The Resources menu option also provides a quick way to add resources to a game project.  Each respective resource menu-item has a corresponding keyboard shortcut.

gamemaker resources and keyboard shortcuts

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Jun
19
2013

DevRadio: Why Make Games With GameMaker?

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Michael Palermo welcomes Sandy Duncan, CEO of YoYo Games to the show as they discuss why you would make games using GameMaker:Studio
[1:25] What do you think puts GameMaker above competing frameworks?
[4:05] Why should a developer be enticed to use GameMaker for targeting Windows platforms?
[6:48] What is next for GameMake? Any announcements? Hmm?
More DevRadio episodes here...
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    Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    The code provided in this post is licensed under the Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL).
    Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    The code provided in this post is licensed under the Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL).
Jan
6
2013

Windows Store Settings for GameMaker

When creating a game via GameMaker, the place for changing the tiles, splash screen, colors, names, and capabilities are in Global Game Settings >> Window8 [tab] >> General [side tab]

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Dec
21
2012

Build Your Game Today!

imageI have recently acquired GameMaker by Yo Yo Games for cross-platform game development. Among the supported platforms are Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8!

This gaming tool allows anyone with decent computer skills to develop a game rapidly. I recently lead  a group of students (many who had never written a single line of code before) to create a simple game in one hour. I could not believe how much the students accomplished in such a short period of time.

I highly recommend GameMaker, and suggest you start creating your game today! There is a free version of GameMaker available to download now.  However, I strongly suggest that you buy GameMaker:Studio Professional while it is 50% off (offer ends January 4th 2013).

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