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Make 10 simple, casual games, and learn a ton of GML coding along the way. Each of these games is the kind you can play when you have a minute or two free, and are great for playing on your PC, or exported to HTML5 or Android.
Each game in Practical GameMaker Projects has its own chapter that explains the process of making each game, along with sketches, screenshots, coding, explanations, and tips. For each game there is a YYZ project file of the completed game that is ready to load and play. Also, all resources are available so you can make the game as you follow along in the book.
Each chapter has an introduction that explains what the aim of the game is, followed by a design and coding section which will cover the coding of the game. You’re free to re-use code in your own projects, both free and paid.
At the end of each chapter there is a things-to-try page that gives you five things to add to the game to improve its playability or appearance – pushing you a little to improve your planning and GML skills.
What You’ll Learn
- Build 10 game applications using GameMaker Studio 2
- Use the GameMaker Markup Language along the way
- Master the concepts behind each of the 10 game apps
- Design and code for each of the 10 game examples
- Try some add-ons for each of the 10 games
Who This Book Is For
Game developers with at least some prior game development experience. GameMaker Studio experience recommended, but not required.
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Learn To Do 100 Amazing Things With GameMaker Studio 2. The following below & 40 more ideas- on pre-order – Includes all project files!
|Draw Text With Border / Shadow|
|Slowly Rotate Gun Turret / Missile|
|RPG Style Text|
|Item Reward Effect|
|Fade In/Out on Room Transition|
|Slowly Move To Position|
|Crafting Via Recipes|
|Item Throb Effect|
|Bezier Curve Paths|
|Targetted Parabolic Paths|
|Ropes Between Objects|
|Graphical Effects (Shadows / Wind Effect|
|General Code Tips|
|Enemy/player Wounded Effect. (Blinking)|
|Weighted Loot Tables|
|RPG Style Damage Calculation|
|Doors For Going In Between Two Rooms|
|Popup Text Bubbles|
|On Screen Keyboard|
|Tweens and Easings|
|Button Effects Using Elasticity and Spring|
|2D Dynamic Water|
|Fake 3D Sprite|
|2 Player Split Screen|
|Character Selection Screen|
|Snap To Grid|
|Highlight Text When Mouse Hovers|
|Blood Splatter Effects|
|Coin Collection Effect|
|Tool Tip Popup|
|Interesting Health Bars|
|Player Movement Sprite Control|
|Bomb Throw Effect|
|Autonomous Ship Turrets|
|Cool Intro/Chapter Text|
|Making a tiled World Map Via Code|
|Screen-Flash Damage Indicator|
|Floating Wobbly Text|
|Dynamic Clickable Button|
|Film Style Credits (Star Wars)|
|Platform & Slope Collision|
|2D Destructible Terrain|
|Top Down Vehicle Physics|
My new project is an awesome collection of 100 features you can add to take your game project to the next level. More Info Here
If you’re new to GameMaker: Studio and are looking to learn the fundamentals, then I suggest Practical GameMaker Studio Langugae Projects as a starting point.
With this book you’ll learn the basics of GML programming, broken down into bite size sections. Each section has an introduction, explanation of code with worksheets and assignments to test your new knowledge. Also has an end book exam and projects – great for classroom use. Includes a download of all resources & project files.
If you already have some knowledge of using GameMaker: Studio and GML, I have an awesome book 100 Programming Challenges that will push your skills to their limit. Each challenge has an example GMZ file showing an example solution, plus extra tasks for the more advanced GML programmer.
I also have a collection of 200 GML examples, great if you’re looking for a solution to a basic coding problem. Includes a description and GMZ project file for each to download, access is free.
If you’re looking some ready to go projects, I have 50 basic retro style games:
Aswell as GameMaker themed books, I also dabble in a bit of fiction.