GameMaker: Studio is the perfect tool to develop casual and social games for iOS, Android, desktop and the web.
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (91 reviews) - 85% of the 91 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (2,430 reviews) - 89% of the 2,430 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date: Oct 2, 2012

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Includes: GameMaker: Studio, GameMaker: Studio Ubuntu, and GameMaker: Studio Mac OS X

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Buy GameMaker: Studio Master Collection

Includes 7 items: GameMaker: Studio Professional, GameMaker: Studio Mac OS X, GameMaker: Studio Ubuntu, GameMaker: Studio HTML5, GameMaker: Studio iOS, GameMaker: Studio Android, GameMaker: Studio Windows Phone 8

 

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9, 128MB
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • Memory:4096 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (91 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (2,430 reviews)
Recently Posted
MR. BEAR4
6.4 hrs
Posted: August 27
dont haev eny idear what to do
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Spring Bonnie Ze Geek
1.6 hrs
Posted: August 26
THIS GAME SUCKS BECAUSE WHEN I GO TO TUTORIAL IT DOES NOT TEACH ME ANYTHING!!! ITS SUPPOSED TO TEACH YOU HOW TO MAKE A OBJECT/NPC SO MAKE THIS SOFTWARERE BETTER STUPID VALVE!
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_-=Groove=-_
7.9 hrs
Posted: August 26
Congratulations to the Devs, excellent work!
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Luke Teh Yoshi
8.3 hrs
Posted: August 26
SOOOO AWESOME!! just one question, how to upload games to GM studio community?
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E_J_Gec101
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 25
This gaming software makes well making games much easier to make. I always love to use this when i have any idea about a game. but there are a few things which are so simple but you just don't know who to do them. But oversll this is good gaming software.
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shortstack
99.4 hrs
Posted: August 24
its a great way to learn how to make games and might get you a job at a company if you publish it so go for it
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★ ABI7ITY BoxMaze.co.za
97.9 hrs
Posted: August 24
This software is amazing and I would highly recommend a YouTube search for "Shaun Spalding" for tutorials.
I am using GameMaker:Studio Pro to build my game Box Maze which was Greenlit and is coming to Steam in September 2016.
It has a bit of a hefty price but the features and usability along with Shaun's tutorials makes it quite worth it but I would recommend to rather grab it once it goes on special.
I would recommend to instead use GML with it and not rely on the in-app features to create functions for your object, this helps to add more variety and if you already know anything like HTML, java, or any other language GML should be easy to learn for you.

I give it a 7/10 (Looses points due to it being quite expensive)
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millerjack52
22.4 hrs
Posted: August 24
if you wanna learn how to code, or just make games, then this is the softwear for you. There are are tons of free tuturials on youtube, (i would recommend heartbeast) and it can be really fun. Download it now.
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TheGoldenMinion
153.7 hrs
Posted: August 23
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE OF TRYING TO BE A GAME DEV? Gamemaker: Studio is the easiest way to make actual games! Really, DOWNLOAD IT!
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NamUnix
8.3 hrs
Posted: August 23
Add linux support
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
78.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
"I can't believe I'm actually writing code!" - Me

I have a fundamental understanding of HTML and building web pages, but was always scared of getting serious with coding. Always wanted to learn but found it intimidating and I really just don't have the brain for it. I'm more creative/street/common sense smart than book smart.

Main reason I tried GM was because I've read some articles saying "No coding required!". Which is... true'ish. When I first started messing around in the program I became disheartened because it felt overwhelming. 21 hours later I created (with help) my first game. By "with help" I'm talking YouTube tutorials. Theres a guy there who's made incredibly helpful videos name Shaun Spalding - Your First Game. He breaks it down for you step-by-step and after a quick dozen videos you have a working game!

If, like me, you're wanting to nerd out and take a stab at coding your own game... this is it. You got this!
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25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
103.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
This is an excellent piece of software which is very helpful to beginner Games developers.

I was introduced to this software through college education, and have used it in my spare time since, creating small and fun games.

This software allows people to create many different types of games, and some games created within GameMaker have become commercial successes, such as Hotline Miami and Undertale.

The beauty of GameMaker is it has built in variables and a thoroughly detailed user document which explains all of the different functions and capabilities perfectly.

If you are a beginner programmer, or a hopeful games developer, I would definitely recommend this software!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
some of the greatest games were made with game maker, plus it doesn't require you to code every last detail (though, you're still going to have to code.)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
187.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
GMS catches a lot of ♥♥♥♥ for being very basic and highlighting it's drag and drop building, but with unity's bizarre new licensing, (and difficult learning curve) GMS is an excellent choice for platformers and 2d games.... Althought I'd wait for a sale to buy pro. I think I picked it up for 30, maybe 50 on sale.

It's an extremely powerful engine that's also user friendly and easy to pick up and learn.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
136.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Went from imagining what a video game made by myself would be like to creating videogames from the ground up by myself using extremelly helpful tutorials. One word, ThankYouGameMakerForMakingMyDreamComeTrue. Trust me, that's one word.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
97.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
This software is amazing and I would highly recommend a YouTube search for "Shaun Spalding" for tutorials.
I am using GameMaker:Studio Pro to build my game Box Maze which was Greenlit and is coming to Steam in September 2016.
It has a bit of a hefty price but the features and usability along with Shaun's tutorials makes it quite worth it but I would recommend to rather grab it once it goes on special.
I would recommend to instead use GML with it and not rely on the in-app features to create functions for your object, this helps to add more variety and if you already know anything like HTML, java, or any other language GML should be easy to learn for you.

I give it a 7/10 (Looses points due to it being quite expensive)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
GameMaker: Studio is amazing! I'm currently creating a game with some friends, I'll update the review when it's released. Haven't found a single glitch yet. Shoutout to HeartBeast on YouTube, cause with him, I would know NOTHING about this software. My only request is that you could use this on Mac, since that's what I have. I have a Windows 10 virtual machine though, so at least I can use it. :P
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Me: I wanna make a game...

*sees Game Maker Studio*

*makes crappy platformer*

Time to pitch this to Activision!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1,307.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
This is the best and easy game dev tool I've ever used
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