Do you want to develop computer games without spending countless hours learning how to become a programmer? GameMaker allows you to make exciting computer games, without the need to write a single line of code.
You can design your very own games using easy-to-learn drag-and-drop actions, and create professional quality games in very little time. You can make games with backgrounds, animated graphics, music and sound effects. And when you’ve become more experienced, there is an easy built-in programming GameMaker Language (GML), which gives you the full flexibility of creating games with GameMaker.
Curve Studios’ Stealth Bastard was made with game Maker, and a number of professional looking iPhone and Android games can be checked out on the YoYoGames website. Loads of the best indie games of recent years have had very simple (but often excruciatingly difficult) gameplay, awesome graphics and sound, including Super Meat Boy, Superbrothers: Sword and Sorcery, Gunpoint, Project Zomboid and of course, Minecraft, so if you have a great game idea, maybe it could be the next big indie game?
You can buy YoYo Games’ Game Maker from their website www.yoyogames.com. Get started with some tutorials on YouTube!
Here are some cool games that have been made with Game Maker by some talented young designers:
Game Maker First Person Shooter Engine by Petrik09
Minecraft using block engine by Orange451
100 Game Maker Games in 10 Minutes
A full list of the games in this video can be checked out on the YoYo Games forum here.