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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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The Ultimate Guide To 2D Video Game Art Styles

We all love a game with a gorgeous art style, right?Whether it’s the hand-drawn animation of Cuphead or the monochromatic melancholy of LIMBO, a 2D video game’s art style is a huge part of the…
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9 Benefits Of Teaching Video Game Design To Students

We’ve all had to smile through at least one conversation with an elderly relative as they bemoan the hours kids dedicate to video games. ‘Back in my day, all I had was mud and my Flossie Flirt…
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Windmills: You Have To Make Your Voice Heard

Dimitris Locke started making games in 2004. Nearly 20 years and dozens of projects later, his game Windmills is released on Steam, having already proven a hit with GX.games users. Dimitris…
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How To Market Your Indie Games For (Almost) Free

Marketing is one of the most important aspects of a video game’s development cycle. Hundreds of indie games are launched each day, and those that fail to market and promote themselves effectively…
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GameMaker Realiza Evento Educacional Em São Paulo

A equipa do GameMaker tem o prazer de apresentar o primeiro workshop educacional no Brasil! Com a parceria da escola estadual Prof. Eduardo Soares em Alambari, em São Paulo, vamos ajudar um grupo…
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Bem-vindo ao workshop do GameMaker em São Paulo!

Você está prestes a descobrir como é fácil usar o GameMaker para criar o jogo dos seus sonhos! Então, quem está pronto para começar?Jogos Brasileiros feitos usando o GameMakerHoje em dia os…
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What Is A Game Jam?

If you’ve ever tried to complete a speed run or a perma-death and had friends ask, “Why on earth would you make life harder for yourself like that?”, you already understand the thrill of a game jam.A…
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The Ultimate Guide To 2D Game Genres

Video game genres are categories of games that share similar characteristics.Puzzle games put your brain to work, shooters require you to fire bullets and projectiles, and driving simulators are…
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Version 2023.2: Particle Editor, Audio Loops And No Login

GameMaker 2023.2 brings a brand new Particle editor, audio looping and lets you start GameMaker without logging in. Audio Loop Points Previously, you could only loop a whole audio track, not…
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Everything You Need To Know Before You Make A 2D Game

Making a 2D game is easy: fling a few canaries into the side of a pig fortress and you're on your way to two billion downloads and an easily-forgotten cinematic universe, right? Mastering 2D game…
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How Game Design Can Encourage Women Into STEM Roles

It’s been said that the future is not something we enter, but something we create. In a world of 3D printers, carbon capture, anti-aging jabs, and Haiku-writing chatbots, it's clear that our future…
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Nine Simple Coding Tips When Coding With GameMaker

Nobody’s perfect, right? Judi Dench has starred in bad films, Michael Jordan missed a basket or two, and Hideo Kojima couldn’t come up with a sensible name for a character if his life depended on…
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How To Successfully Run A Video Game Crowdfunding Campaign

Video game crowdfund campaigns can be a powerful way for indie game designers to secure the finance they need to develop and publish their games.Over the years, we’ve seen hundreds of successful…
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New Year, New Jam Winners Revealed

The New Year, New Jam has come to an end. Our judges had an incredibly relaxing time at first, before they realised they faced the difficult job of picking just 10 games to award prize money.Some…
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Indie Game Development Is A Gamble - Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon

Russell Rafferty, known online as VINE, is a self-taught developer who’s been creating games for over a decade. His game, Shovel Knight: Pocket Dungeon, has been a huge success on several…
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ZERO Sievert: Believe It Or Not, I'm Not Very Good At My Game

Luca Carbonera is the solo dev behind the recently-released survival simulation sensation, ZERO Sievert, now available in early access on Steam. We interviewed Luca and Brand Manager George Willard…
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Version 2023.1: Easy Collisions, Crisper Fonts And New Audio Functionality

GameMaker 2023.1 brings easy collisions with slopes, crisper fonts, a new audio effect and more. Easy Collisions With Slopes The new move_and_collide() function makes collisions easier for you,…
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14 Ways To Generate S-Tier Video Game Ideas

Whether you’re developing, designing, or writing a video game, coming up with great game ideas is a skill that anyone can learn. Here are 14 proven techniques that you can use to generate…
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How Long Does It Take To Make A Video Game?

The time it takes to develop a video game is never cut and dried. If you’re hoping to hear a definitive “it takes six weeks” type of answer to the question, prepare for disappointment. Some games,…
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The Multiverse May Not Care, But We Do - What Lies In The Multiverse

Vincente and Aaron are the duo behind platformer What Lies In The Multiverse, which follows the mutliversal-misadventures of a young boy and his mad scientist friend.We asked Vincente and Aaron…
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Introducing GameMaker’s Latest Template: Towers vs. Monsters

A brand new GameMaker template is now available to download: the tower defence game, Towers vs. Monsters!A horde of hungry zombies have risen from their graves, and it's not crème brûlée they're…
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Record Of Lodoss War: The Pressure Of Working On Huge Franchises

Daichi Saito is the CEO of WSS Playground and a video game producer at Team Ladybug. One of his recent projects, Record of Lodoss War -Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth-, explores the world of the…
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Mastering GML Code: Six Resources That Taught The Pros How To Code With GameMaker

Learning to code a game can feel like a daunting task. Thankfully, learning to code with GameMaker is much easier than you think, thanks to our two GameMaker Languages - GML Code, and GML…
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Kippie: The More Mistakes They Make, The More They Learn

Kippie is a company based out of Derry, Northern Ireland, headed by sisters Caroline Anderson and Katherine Rowlandson, together with Katherine’s wife, Justine. It focuses on helping people from all…
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14 Lessons I Learned While Making A Video Game

It's fair to say this game has created something of a buzz.APICO is a laid-back beekeeping sim game released in May 2022, created on the GameMaker engine. Ell (One half…