Why am I looking into GameMaker: Studio? Well I downloaded a top down airplane shooter game and as it booted up it showed a splash screen saying it was made with GameMaker: Studio. So I decided to look into the engine. Real quick it became obvious it was a 2D game engine but the most appealing part is that it is free and anything you make with any version (including the free version) is 100% yours (assuming you own all the copyrights on assets used of course) and you’re free to make profits off of anything you make. Now for any indie developer that’s an amazing deal, though personally I think the full “Master Collection” option is very reasonable at $500 considering it offers exporting to iOS and Android OS.
That said for now I’ll be diving into the free version as I want to get more familiar with the engine before I dust off all my 2D game ideas I’ve had in the past and even some new ones I’m already coming up with just from beginning to play with GameMaker: Studio.
I picked up a copy of The Game Maker’s Apprentice as it’s a book written for game development using the GameMaker engine, specifically version 6.1 as the book was written in 2006. Considering the book is now 7~ years old it has so far held up quite nicely. I dove into the book and within 30 minutes of reading it I already had a game up and running. Continue reading
I’m not completely convinced COR, SCH, 4 DD is truly the best replacement for the old SCH x2, DD x4 of the Embrava filled days in Nyzul Isle Uncharted. That said we did clear 2 of the 3 runs we did last night and the one we lost was due to bad jump after bad jump. Go go luck factor not working out haha oh well on to how COR was in NNI.
I opted to go COR/DNC because I was going to be using regain roll to try and replace the regain from Embrava. The first run I paired that with Regen from Dancer Roll which seemed awesome I didn’t have to cure most of the time except for the annoying custard that takes reduced physical damage. I also threw in a random trash roll (well once was Refresh from Evoker’s Roll for our SCH) to be able to reset rolls without having them wear off. This was the “Safe” way to roll with our new setup (ah, so punny…) the second and third runs Continue reading
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My mom got it for me more like a joke gift saying so I could remember how to play soccer. Looking at the gift I was reminded of 2 types of games an old soccer arcade game where you possessed whomever had the ball or was trying to get the ball. Which from what I remember was pretty dang awesome. The other was a more realistic version where you were always the same position on the team even if the ball wasn’t near you. This was a little bit on the boring side but at least you always got to play.
I was in for a big surprise, Continue reading