GameMaker Cookbook by Brandon Gardiner

By Brandon Gardiner

Key Features

  • Design and enhance online game components that may be used by myself or stacked to augment your gaming experience
  • Explore extensions which can unencumber GameMaker: Studio's actual capability to create complicated games
  • A recipe-based, easy-to-follow advisor to take your GameMaker talents to the following level

Book Description

GameMaker: Studio started out as a device in a position to growing uncomplicated video games utilizing a drag-and-drop interface. given that then, it has grown to turn into a robust device to make release-ready video games for laptop, Mac, cellular units, or even current-gen consoles. GameMaker is designed to permit its clients to boost video games with no need to profit any of the advanced programming languages akin to C++ or Java. It additionally permits redistribution throughout a number of platforms.

This e-book teaches you to harness GameMaker: Studio's complete strength and take your online game improvement to new heights.

It starts via masking the fundamentals and lays a superior starting place for complex GameMaker recommendations. relocating on, it covers issues resembling controls, physics, and complicated move, utilising a strategic method of the educational curve. The ebook concludes through delivering insights into advanced options akin to the GUI, menus, shop approach, lighting fixtures, debris, and VFX.

By the tip of the ebook, it is possible for you to to layout video games utilizing GameMaker: Studio and enforce a similar ideas in different video games you must design.

What you are going to learn

  • Set up participant keep an eye on schemes of assorted kinds, comparable to contact controls and a gamepad
  • Create your individual physics sandbox
  • Get familiar with complex participant movement
  • Implement song and 3D sound on your games
  • Utilize GameMaker's GUI layers to create interesting games
  • Generate adjustable online game settings and store systems
  • Add intensity in your video game with lights and targeted effects

About the Author

Brandon Gardiner is a online game developer and clothier dwelling out his love of games. notwithstanding he begun his foray into video games via 3D paintings and point layout, he constantly saved a laptop of rules for video games and video game mechanics he wanted to determine. while he chanced on GameMaker: Studio, he came upon that he may deliver those principles to life.

He is a graduate of the 1st new release of the sport improvement application at Toronto's George Brown collage. In collage, he labored as an artist and dressmaker on numerous video game tasks for outdoor businesses, together with tie-ins for kid's tv indicates and academic titles. After graduating, he based MechaBee Studios the place, being the only developer of cellular and laptop video games, he's a jack of all trades.

He additionally writes a weblog at, wherein he hopes to construct a source for different autonomous builders. He lives along with his spouse in Toronto the place he's a veteran of the yearly Toronto video game Jam (, an lively member of the overseas video game builders Association.

Table of Contents

  1. Game Plan – developing uncomplicated Gameplay
  2. It's less than keep watch over – Exploring a number of keep watch over Schemes
  3. Let's circulate It – complicated circulation and Layout
  4. Let's Get actual – utilizing GameMaker's Physics System
  5. Now listen This! – tune and Sound Effects
  6. It's All GUI! - growing Graphical person Interface and Menus
  7. Saving the Day – Saving online game Data
  8. Light 'em up! – bettering Your online game with lights Techniques
  9. Particle guy, Particle guy – including Polish in your video game with visible results and Particles
  10. Hello, global – developing New Dimensions of Play via Networking

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