GameMaker: Studio is the perfect tool to develop casual and social games for iOS, Android, desktop and the web.
User reviews: Very Positive (873 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 2, 2012

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Includes 7 items: GameMaker: Studio Android, GameMaker: Studio HTML5, GameMaker: Studio iOS, GameMaker: Studio Professional, GameMaker: Studio Ubuntu, GameMaker: Studio Windows Phone 8, GameMaker: Studio YoYo Compiler

 

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July 22

GameMaker Summer Sale comes to Steam!

Due to popular demand, we have extended the GameMaker Summer Sale onto Steam! Over the next 2 weeks, we are offering Steam users some fantastic GameMaker deals.

To get things started, GameMaker: Studio Professional is now $60.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/214850/

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The GameMaker: Studio family of products caters to entry-level novices and seasoned game development professionals equally allowing them to create casual and social games for Steam Workshop, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, desktop and the Web (HTML5) in record time and at a fraction of the cost!

As well as making games development 80 percent faster than coding for native languages, developers can create fully functional prototypes in just a few hours, and a full game in just a matter of weeks.

And when you're done, GameMaker: Studio™ will produce an “app store”-ready iOS, Android, Windows Store, Windows Phone or OS X app, Windows executable or HTML5 code, all at the push of a button and all from the same source code. On top of this, you also gain instant access to more than 40 million registered Steam users through Steam Workshop, with direct upload straight from GameMaker: Studio™!

Discover how easy it is for yourself and get access to GameMaker: Studio™’s key features including its easy to use integrated development environment (IDE) powerful scripting language and Box 2D Physics by simply downloading GameMaker: Studio™ for free.

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Upgrade Options

Gamemaker: Studio™ Standard
Unlock unlimited resources with GameMaker: Studio™ STANDARD and distribute your games to Steam Workshop, Windows and Mac OS X users around the world.

Gamemaker: Studio™ Professional
GameMaker: Studio™ PROFESSIONAL unlocks the full power of GameMaker: Studio™, giving you all the great features of STANDARD with the added ability to purchase and plug-in the YoYo Compiler, Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8 and HTML5 export modules, collaborate within a team through subversion and monetize your game with an unprecedented amount of developer services.

Gamemaker: Studio™ Master Collection
Bringing all of GameMaker: Studio™’s best features and modules together, GameMaker: Studio™ MASTER COLLECTION gives you the power to create, test, monetize and distribute games to iOS, Android, Windows, Windows Store, Windows Phone 8, OSX and HTML5.

Key features:


Dedicated, game-focused IDE
The GameMaker: Studio™ IDE has all you need to deal with fonts, sounds, images and music, as well as other resources needed to create a game. It enables you to define game entities (known as 'objects') and their behaviours in an intuitive, event-driven way and has an easy to use drag-and-drop interface.

Powerful scripting language
With GameMaker: Studio™'s built-in GameMaker Language (GML), you can control every last detail of your game – path finding, physics, object interaction, particles, data structures and more …
And should you find that even that is still not enough for your project, you can easily expand GameMaker: Studio™ by using GML, JavaScript and Dynamic-Link Library Extension Packages.

Multi-format export
When combined with format-specific modules, GameMaker: Studio™ can take your game's single codebase and produce ready-to-run executables and apps for multiple platforms, with a single click.
With modules already available for Steam Workshop, Windows, Windows 8, Mac OS X, iOS*, Android*, Windows Phone 8* and HTML5* - and more to be announced soon - GameMaker: Studio™ is the fastest and simplest way to develop multi-platform games for mobile devices, home computers and the Web.

The YoYo Compiler
Games written in Studio can now harness the full speed of the CPU with the new native YoYo Compiler (YYC), allowing projects to run up to 100x faster than before, across all native platforms supported by Studio. Unlocking new possibilities in CPU intensive areas such as artificial intelligence, procedural techniques, real time lighting, enhanced physics, real time geometry deformation, collision and data manipulation.

Shaders
Fully integrated, totally cross platform shader support allows you to write shaders once, and then deploy them on every platform that supports them. This powerful system allows full access to low level shaders, while still letting Studio do the heavy lifting and keeping totally cross platform. The built in editor has been extended to have full colour syntax highlighting and intelli-sense for shaders, making creation a breeze.

Source Control
GameMaker: Studio™ also includes a comprehensive source control scheme so that working on a project within a team is easier than ever before.
Currently incorporating Subversion (SVN), and with more solutions on the way, GameMaker: Studio™ is the only development tool your team needs to get things done in record time.

Developer Services
To help easily monetize games, we’ve given developers unprecedented access and removed the technical hassle of connecting them with some of the biggest advertisers, analytics and engagement services on mobile and web.

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
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
58.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Amazing program for developing your own games.
Simple, easy to use, creativity is your own limit.
There is simple Drag N Drop features for beginners and once you feel confident for full control, you can more onto GML (game maker language)
Would recommend to anyone.
10/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Thanks for making my dreams easier..
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
434.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
After 300 hours on GM I made this review, starting off the bat in my opinion game maker is worth the money If you want to make a 2d games. You can do games in 2d, 3d you can do, but it's really more for 2d games. GML (Game Maker Language) is really easy to learn compared to other languages and you can get docs in one click! I rate 10/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
248.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Excellent software. With barely any coding experience, I was able to jump in and start creating my own game immediately. And with an easy to learn built in language, I was coding in no time as well. Highly recommended for individuals who just want to get in and make something. Iteration is fast and fluid, and with a large community you can usually google the solution to whatever problem you've come across.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
129.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Easy to use yet simple, could this be the beginning of a better gaming community?
With easy tools and little programming knowledge i made some really fun games.
10 ducks out of 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
very good sowtware if you are starting off on coding
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
307.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
I love GameMaker!

As a retired C++ Builder developer, I got GameMaker to keep me busy. It was an easy transiton although, I would rather use my own structs instead of the ds_map stuff. I must say that GameMaker Pro is worth the price, especially when it's on sale. It is very powerful for a game compiler. Displaying text to the screen is a bit cumbersome and some draw events are a bit confusing, but once you learn the idiosyncrasies, it's not so bad.

There are some annoying bugs such as sometimes mouse over hints don't show up and ALWAYS make sure to save your edited images to file because I've lost artwork by trusting the editor to update the current sprite with changes. Despite these issues, it is an easy to use compiler for making stand alone Windows games (Pro version).

As a side note, I tried Construct 2 (free version) after having first tried GameMaker. Construct is very nice, but seems a bit intimidating and isn't quite as intuitive as GameMaker. I suggest you give them both a test drive before making your choice.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Great to start game making!
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
137.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
A awsome program to program games in. I clearly recommend it to noobs and pros because it has a strong coding language and program UI.
My only wishes was that game maker studio was avaible at mac to and there was an option where you could change the coding language from GML.
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
307.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Great software for any beginner developer or anyone who doesnt want to take the time to painstakingly make their own engine from scratch. Also great way to learn coding.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
GM:S is in my opinion the best game maker software ever! You can't make games like Skyrim or Hitman:Absolution and there are 3d limitations, but it is easy to use, and because of the GML you don't need High Coding Knowledge! Anyone who wants to create a game, no matter how simple or complex it is, should begin with this program!
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Good, but harder to use than the old gamemaker. Still allows for better game production in general, however.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Excellent piece of software. Highly recommended for beginner game developers or hobbyists.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
131.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Its A Great Tool For Creating Games, Also Its Called MONEY People, BUY GAME MAKER IF YOU WANT TO CREATE GAMES WITH UNLIMITED ACCES
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
this is not that great... its hard to use AND THE DLCS ARE OVER PRICED!
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2 of 9 people (22%) found this review helpful
937.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Eh
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1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
i cant make minecraft in this
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1 of 8 people (13%) found this review helpful
35.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
"Saying gamemaker is a bad software is like saying pop music is good." -BabySkullRipper9001 2014
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1 of 10 people (10%) found this review helpful
75.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
I have standart edition. I buy it almost year ago before be free. Now i don't have suport. Can use any promotion or something. Ppl who get free version get more options like ppl who pay for it. Program is easy to use but without pro don't have lots of stuff (like better image editor, YYC, etc). I feel like idiot - i pay for it and get less that free user.

If u want make games - use it but only pro version. If u have payed standart - learn something else and leave that.
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3 of 19 people (16%) found this review helpful
429.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Well, very fun and easy to make games with, but only FIVE ROOMS? What is this? I'm happily making a platformer and then I try to make a new room BUT NO YOU CAN ONLY HAVE FIVE! WhAt Am I sUpPoSeD tO dO?!




Would be amazing if it wasn't so limited, but until there isn't a limit I don't really reccomend it.
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