GameMaker Studio

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PostRe: GameMaker Studio
by Ad7 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:45 pm

:lol:

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PostRe: GameMaker Studio
by marillion Col » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:14 pm

So is it just the Windows version of this that's free?

I see they do a Mac version but you have to pay for it. Thing is, if I could get the free version, I'd probably then pay for the Upgrade once I know what it's like.

edit - Ignore me. The Mac version seems to be an old one and Studio only appears to be available on Windows.

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PostRe: GameMaker Studio
by ignition » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:54 pm

Got this downloading now; quite excited to give it a go!

Am I right in thinking that you can only export anything you make to your smartphone with the pro version? Does the standard version only allow you to play on your PC?

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PostRe: GameMaker Studio
by Fries. Wedges. Crisps? » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:50 pm

Yoshimi wrote:
ignition wrote:Might give this a go. How limited are the tools/resources in the free version?


The normal 'free' version is very limited, but the 'standard edition', which is currently free, is very good. The Pro version adds a few more bells and whistles.


http://www.yoyogames.com/studio

It looks like the Standard version still costs. The Studio version is free. Is that the version you mean? Or is that the very limited one?

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PostRe: GameMaker Studio
by Skarjo » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:51 am

Well then, let's have a little play around with this then...

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PostRe: GameMaker Studio
by 1cmanny1 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:37 am

I had a go at Unity a few months ago. It was easy enough, but then the scripts got me.

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PostRe: GameMaker Studio
by Yoshimi » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:10 am

Dan. wrote:
Yoshimi wrote:
ignition wrote:Might give this a go. How limited are the tools/resources in the free version?


The normal 'free' version is very limited, but the 'standard edition', which is currently free, is very good. The Pro version adds a few more bells and whistles.


http://www.yoyogames.com/studio

It looks like the Standard version still costs. The Studio version is free. Is that the version you mean? Or is that the very limited one?


Follow the link on the first post. The Standard version is free for a limited time.

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PostRe: GameMaker Studio
by Fries. Wedges. Crisps? » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:32 am

Yoshimi wrote:
Dan. wrote:
Yoshimi wrote:
ignition wrote:Might give this a go. How limited are the tools/resources in the free version?


The normal 'free' version is very limited, but the 'standard edition', which is currently free, is very good. The Pro version adds a few more bells and whistles.


http://www.yoyogames.com/studio

It looks like the Standard version still costs. The Studio version is free. Is that the version you mean? Or is that the very limited one?


Follow the link on the first post. The Standard version is free for a limited time.


OK, I'll try this tonight.

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PostRe: GameMaker Studio
by Venom » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:49 pm

Octoroc wrote:I know Mockmaster has made at least one commercial game with it: Stealth Bastards I think it was.


Stealth Bastards / Stealth Inc. has received some great reviews. Was Mockmaster a programmer before this? Also GameMaker Studio is the SDK behind one of my most anticipated games of the year Hyper Light Drifter. If this provides a starting block for people to create something then that's fantastic.

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PostRe: GameMaker Studio
by Bigerich » Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:17 pm

Didn't he work for Kuju? I'm sure he worked on Battalion Wars..

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PostRe: GameMaker Studio
by Fries. Wedges. Crisps? » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:30 pm

Oh Yoshimi, why did I ever doubt you? :wub:

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PostRe: GameMaker Studio
by Yoshimi » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:16 pm

Dan. wrote:Oh Yoshimi, why did I ever doubt you? :wub:


:lol:

Worth pointing out there are loads of great YouTube tutorials. Shaun Spalding's are especially good.

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PostRe: GameMaker Studio
by Yoshimi » Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:20 pm

Bumping this topic to let anyone who missed it know, GameMaker Studio Standard is FREE to download until tomorrow (normally $49.99). I've upgraded to the Pro version (for sale price of $35), which will allow me to test games on my phone/tablet.

Also, I thought I'd share what I've managed to put together in the 5 days I've been learning how to use it. You can download my first wee game by clicking this link (it's a Windows .exe).

Still very early days, but I'm pleased with what I've accomplished so far.

Here's a list of what I've done, and still to do...

Done:
Drew all art myself, except the temporary character sprite (my grcade avatar!)
Character Control (keyboard or gamepad)
Acceleration/friction
Jumping
Collisions
Coins - animated
Scoring
Lives
Placeholder sound fx (public domain)
Jump-through platforms
Slopes
Parallax scrolling backgrounds
Title screen
Menu Buttons (mouse operated)
Snow particle effect (just to learn about particles)

Still to do:
Keys & Doors
Fix janky ladders
Enemies
Spikes
Water
Wall Jump
Trampolines
Control menu buttons with keyboard/gamepad
Complete options screen
Better sounds
Music
Game over screen w/ high score table
Multiple levels
Character sprites w/ animation - walking, standing, climbing, jumping
Moving platforms

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PostRe: GameMaker Studio (Standard Edition FREE until tomorrow)
by Octoroc » Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:45 pm

If you're looking to make sound effects, there's a dinky little application called "sfxr" you might find useful. Just Google it.

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PostRe: GameMaker Studio (Standard Edition FREE until tomorrow)
by Yoshimi » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:09 pm

Octoroc wrote:If you're looking to make sound effects, there's a dinky little application called "sfxr" you might find useful. Just Google it.


Brilliant, thanks!

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PostRe: GameMaker Studio (Standard Edition FREE until tomorrow)
by Green Gecko » Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:24 pm

May as well pick this up as a minor investment - as you can test android at least. Then buy the export modules if I do something decent.

I already picked up some Unity tutorials for nothing a while back and most recently learning Python for text-based games. This will be useful to have in the bag as in March I have 2 days free a week plus some holiday coming up. Ample time to get back to making interactive thingies.

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PostRe: GameMaker Studio
by TheTurnipKing » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:47 am

DaddyBrown wrote:Anyone remember AMOS Game Creator for the Amiga? Man, that was a total headfuck.

Remember it? I had the manual for the version that came on Amiga Format.

It was REALLY good.

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PostRe: GameMaker Studio
by Venom » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:56 pm

Yoshimi wrote:Also, I thought I'd share what I've managed to put together in the 5 days I've been learning how to use it. You can download my first wee game by clicking this link (it's a Windows .exe).

Still very early days, but I'm pleased with what I've accomplished so far.

Here's a list of what I've done, and still to do...

Done:
Drew all art myself, except the temporary character sprite (my grcade avatar!)
Character Control (keyboard or gamepad)
Acceleration/friction
Jumping
Collisions
Coins - animated
Scoring
Lives
Placeholder sound fx (public domain)
Jump-through platforms
Slopes
Parallax scrolling backgrounds
Title screen
Menu Buttons (mouse operated)
Snow particle effect (just to learn about particles)

Still to do:
Keys & Doors
Fix janky ladders
Enemies
Spikes
Water
Wall Jump
Trampolines
Control menu buttons with keyboard/gamepad
Complete options screen
Better sounds
Music
Game over screen w/ high score table
Multiple levels
Character sprites w/ animation - walking, standing, climbing, jumping
Moving platforms


I don't have Windows otherwise I'd download your first game. If it's fully functioning then making it in five days is pretty cool. Have you any programming experience, are you super brainy, or is it really learnable for novices?

I also had AMOS from a mag. I have memories of owning the book and box so I might have sent off for it!

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PostRe: GameMaker Studio
by Green Gecko » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:02 pm

If you can understand that a list of instructions performed under certain conditions is a program then you can make something.

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PostRe: GameMaker Studio
by Yoshimi » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:20 pm

Venom wrote:
Yoshimi wrote:Also, I thought I'd share what I've managed to put together in the 5 days I've been learning how to use it. You can download my first wee game by clicking this link (it's a Windows .exe).

Still very early days, but I'm pleased with what I've accomplished so far.

Here's a list of what I've done, and still to do...

Done:
Drew all art myself, except the temporary character sprite (my grcade avatar!)
Character Control (keyboard or gamepad)
Acceleration/friction
Jumping
Collisions
Coins - animated
Scoring
Lives
Placeholder sound fx (public domain)
Jump-through platforms
Slopes
Parallax scrolling backgrounds
Title screen
Menu Buttons (mouse operated)
Snow particle effect (just to learn about particles)

Still to do:
Keys & Doors
Fix janky ladders
Enemies
Spikes
Water
Wall Jump
Trampolines
Control menu buttons with keyboard/gamepad
Complete options screen
Better sounds
Music
Game over screen w/ high score table
Multiple levels
Character sprites w/ animation - walking, standing, climbing, jumping
Moving platforms


I don't have Windows otherwise I'd download your first game. If it's fully functioning then making it in five days is pretty cool. Have you any programming experience, are you super brainy, or is it really learnable for novices?

I also had AMOS from a mag. I have memories of owning the book and box so I might have sent off for it!


I've dabbled in programming here and there, but I'm far from an expert. I did an HND in Computing 20 years ago. GameMaker is not too complicated, especially with tutorials to follow.

It's by no means a fantastic game, but yeah its functioning. Still learning lots. Just got things working on my Android phone and tablet, which is pretty cool! So I'm thinking of making a bit.trip runner type game, as they work well on handheld devices.


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