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GameMaker Asset Bundles - Tower Defense Extended

New Free Monthly Asset Bundle - Cute Building sprites for your next medieval or fantasy game. Great for city builders, RTS games, or your virtual tabletop.

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Super Chicken Jumper Template is out now!

We're thrilled to announce our template: "Super Chicken Jumper"! From the creators of the indie hit "Super Chicken Jumper" this template brings you three exciting levels of packed surprises.

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Live Wallpaper Jam Winners

The Live Wallpaper Jam comes to an end. The winners are here! Find out which 20 Live Wallpapers took home a cash prize in the Live Wallpaper Jam. Thank you for all the entries.

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Buttery Smooth Tech: Automate Your Builds in GitHub Actions

How Butterscotch Shenanigans use GitHub Actions as build automation servers to make builds for their upcoming game, Crashlands 2.
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ANTONBLAST: If We Didn't Succeed, We Would’ve Been On The Streets

Tony Grayson is the head, lead designer, and composer of Summitsphere, the indie studio behind Antonball Deluxe and the upcoming ANTONBLAST. We asked Tony about the game’s red-hot Kickstarter…
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Peglin Developers: Switching from Unity to GameMaker

Dylan Gedig and May Gardens, known better in the indie space as Red Nexus Games (RNG), created the dangerously addictive pachinko roguelike Peglin, where you seek payback on a greedy dragon for…
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Antonball Deluxe: I Told Devolver ‘I Have A Game That You’re Going To Sign’

You may know Summitsphere as the studio behind upcoming destructive platformer ANTONBLAST, but did you know the Anton series actually began with Antonball Deluxe?Lead designer and Summitsphere head…
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Super Chicken Jumper Template is out now!

We're thrilled to announce our template: "Super Chicken Jumper"! From the creators of the indie hit "Super Chicken Jumper" this template brings you three exciting levels of packed surprises.
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Empowering Students To Access The Gaming Industry for Comic Relief 2024

A unique game jam was thrown in aid of Comic Relief 2024, led by Gower College Development Studios (GCDS), and supported by the British Esports Student Champions – GCS Owls. 
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Buttery Smooth Tech: Automate Your Builds in GitHub Actions

How Butterscotch Shenanigans use GitHub Actions as build automation servers to make builds for their upcoming game, Crashlands 2.
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GameMaker Asset Bundles - Tower Defense Extended

New Free Monthly Asset Bundle - Cute Building sprites for your next medieval or fantasy game. Great for city builders, RTS games, or your virtual tabletop.
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Super Chicken Jumper Template is out now!

We're thrilled to announce our template: "Super Chicken Jumper"! From the creators of the indie hit "Super Chicken Jumper" this template brings you three exciting levels of packed surprises.
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Live Wallpaper Jam Winners

The Live Wallpaper Jam comes to an end. The winners are here! Find out which 20 Live Wallpapers took home a cash prize in the Live Wallpaper Jam. Thank you for all the entries.
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What's Coming To GameMaker In 2024

Join us for a look back at GameMaker in 2023 and we'll also discuss and detail what's upcoming for GameMaker in 2024 and beyond!
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GameMaker Release 2024.4

GameMaker’s latest monthly update is now available to download. This month's update focuses on runtime stability and fixing several crashes.
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GameMaker Live Wallpaper Jam - Win Cash Prizes!

Create a Live Wallpaper using GameMaker showcasing some of the new interactive features. There are 20 chances to win a cash prize of $1,000 USD.
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Empowering Students To Access The Gaming Industry for Comic Relief 2024

A unique game jam was thrown in aid of Comic Relief 2024, led by Gower College Development Studios (GCDS), and supported by the British Esports Student Champions – GCS Owls. 
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Connect GameMaker To Epic Online Services

Write an article about the Epic Online Services extension without saying ‘make your game more epic’? Challenge accepted. GameMaker has a large suite of extensions that allow developers
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Pirate Software: Indie Game Development With Heartbound And Beyond

Thor of Pirate Software talks: indie dev life, promoting your first game, the biggest challenges of the RPG genre, and what lies beyond his game Heartbound
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ANTONBLAST: If We Didn't Succeed, We Would’ve Been On The Streets

Tony Grayson is the head, lead designer, and composer of Summitsphere, the indie studio behind Antonball Deluxe and the upcoming ANTONBLAST. We asked Tony about the game’s red-hot Kickstarter…
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Version 2024.2: Sequence Audio Effects, HTML5 Optimisation Control And More

GameMaker 2024.2 is here, bringing new features, a plethora of bug fixes and behind-the-scenes refactoring in various areas of the runtime. Audio FX Parameter Tracks The Sequence Editor now…
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Pirate Software: From Infosec and Blizzard Entertainment to Streaming Gamedev

‘My main value is to focus on everything that you can do with your community.’Buckle up for a two-part interview series with Jason Thor Hall, the lead programmer at Pirate Software, the winner of the…
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Designing Games for Gamers with Disabilities: Winx Hands Free Gaming

Technology can open up the gaming industry to people with physical disabilities like limited movement. Jason Vearing (Winx hands free gaming) is developing software that allows people to play video…
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Peglin Developers: Switching from Unity to GameMaker

Dylan Gedig and May Gardens, known better in the indie space as Red Nexus Games (RNG), created the dangerously addictive pachinko roguelike Peglin, where you seek payback on a greedy dragon for…
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Farm XP In The Survivor Game Template

It’s time to farm some XP with Farm Survivor, the latest game template for GameMaker. Move your character, level your weapons, and see if you can survive until the end of the game. The Farm…
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Antonball Deluxe: I Told Devolver ‘I Have A Game That You’re Going To Sign’

You may know Summitsphere as the studio behind upcoming destructive platformer ANTONBLAST, but did you know the Anton series actually began with Antonball Deluxe?Lead designer and Summitsphere head…
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I really can't emphasize game-feel enough!

Nate Haddock of Lateralis Heavy Industries is a game developer, artist and composer. He’s the creator of OTXO, Dogworld, Manus Dei and the composer for We Kill Monsters. We sat down with Nate…
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ZOE Begone!: An Animator's Transition into Game Development

People come into game development from many different routes, Graeme Hawkins (Retchy) started off as an animator with no coding experience. Armed with his visual expertise and inspired by early film…
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Version 2023.11: Drop Shadow, Sequence Text Effects And New Functions

GameMaker 2023.11 is here. What’s new? New Changelog System We are replacing our release notes page with a direct view into our public GitHub milestones (our releases) and the issues inside…
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Pigeon’s Mission: Father and Son Game Development

We see development teams of all shapes and sizes using GameMaker, but it’s pretty rare to see a father and son creative team. Rarer still to see one where the creative lead on the project is a 6…
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James Chapp Fillmore: Argentinian Indie Scene Shows Remarkable Talent

James Chapp Fillmore is an independent video game developer, bass player, and medieval toy-crafter based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.When he’s not developing new projects, James runs a YouTube…
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GameMaker Is Growing, Celebrate With More Free Options This Thanksgiving

Hi everyone, we have a special gift for our community this Thanksgiving. From now on, GameMaker will be free for non-commercial purposes on all non-console platforms. At the same time, to meet…
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How to Write Compelling Characters for Video Games

How to Write Compelling Characters For Video Games ‘If you create an engaging character, players will follow them anywhere.’ - Angus FletcherJust think about Kratos in God of War, or the hype around…
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Wally And The FANTASTIC PREDATORS: ‘It’s Nuclear Throne But Worse’

Oscar Gonzales’ mother wanted him to become a doctor. Now known online as BOON, Oscar defied that request to become the developer of dungeon-crawler Wally and the FANTASTIC PREDATORS.In our…