GameMaker: Studio is the perfect tool to develop casual and social games for iOS, Android, desktop and the web.
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Very Positive (66 reviews) - 95% of the 66 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,488 reviews) - 89% of the 2,488 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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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
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
119.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
GameMaker is inspiring not only because of the countless tools it gives you, but also the many amazing games that have come from this engine.

A word of advice: never hesitate when you get the chance to look at another game's source code. There's nothing like looking at a finished game and deconstructing it, learning different styles of code and programming. Like looking at paintings in order to learn to draw.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
40.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
bought most of the dlc for $15 on humble bundle... 10/10 this is going to help with my college work
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
259.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
When I think about life, I think about Game Maker...

... someone help me.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3,960.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Great application for making 2d games.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Personally, I love making roguelike dungeon games with this software, however it's good for other game types too!

+Carries Order Up
+Cook, Serve, Delicious
+Box Maze game listed below,
+ GREAT program for platformers, this was the start of Spelunky!
+ Also good for shoot-em ups! Making enemies dodge bullets and attack with them is literally the best thing I can do with my time, its so fun to mess with!

It can be used to make iphone/android software, as well as games for ubuntu, linux and macs.
I believe theres even a dlc you can download to make games that suport Windows phones too!

Theres tons of tutorials around, and some source codes are almost always around as well.
I find most of my information on youtube from Benjamin Anderson, as I really like his teaching style, but Shaun Spalding is well known too. They're both english speakers who are REALLY good explaining code and how it all works together. Definately give it a try!

I have no complaints, it's a free software for beginners to learn game code, and has a built-in index with examples for searching when you can't figure out what a code does. I recently made a game that works with the gamepad, and I'm excited to see what I can do with that.

If you want to go out further and buy the full, its often on sale, I personally bought the full on Humble Bundle's site for $15. It's worth it if you wanna make some fun games! :D
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
i made a game... an ultimately unninteresting, overwhelmingly short, juvenile, boring and simplistic game, but a game nonetheless, since im no programing expert i'll review the product "i" made so lets begin.
the story is about a guy, and he picks up a giant peach. the end...
i like that the peach is the motivation/ goal of the protagonist, since to me, i think peaches are a beautiful thing, they look like butts, small, scrumptious and edible butts. its a thing of beauty, and i think the narrative reminds me to a "rags to riches" style of story, because the protagonist hopes of reaching beauty, and ultimately i think that's cool too.
the controls are intuitive enough, you move with whatever i mapped the buttons to. now the challenge comes with just.
how mentally challenged you are... that's a mean joke and im sorry.
that being said, a newborn can beat this game, in fact speedrun it and get world record...atleast stadistically speaking.
lastly i like the graphic design. the characters are design like a collage of sorts, being composed of several photographs with minimalistic movements on each one, and by minimalistic i mean none... also known as i just took a few pictures from the internet with no context, inculding my profile picture and said it was a legit high quality collage... can i still say i liked it? and say that i will develop the collage concept eventually?
finally i found myself entretained by the game, it never went stale in any way. namely due to it being about 2 to 3 seconds long or as long as you want it to be, but a solid experience overall.
i recommend this game as a recreational tool or to explain what going from point A to point B looks like.
as i said before, i of all people made a game, can i say im proud of myself? obviously not, however i made a piece of interactive entretainment...i didn't actually publish it into a market, but technically this software allows me to do so. so i just have to recommend it to you if you want to make an anything, since it actually gives you a plethera of options to create with. and in my opinion that is amazing.
here's a fourth claim that i made the game in case you didn't hear me repeat myself the last 3 other times.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=767894948
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
i can now start to make my start as a game dev thanks to this
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Everyone is able to build awesome game and share it in the workshop
and my character can't even walk in stright line.
9.5/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
364.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
GameMaker: Studio

A game engine that is quiet easy to use to make 2D and 3D games, but its mainly 2D. If you dont know what to do you can just search up YouTube tutorials or follow the tutorials that they have on the software. At the moment I am making a TDS zombie game. I started making the game with a couple tutorials. I recommend this engine to who ever wants to accomplish their dream by making a game :D


If you cant handle doing code from scratch, you can use th code blocks. What I also find easy is that you can make your own sprites in just seconds, also, you can implement images of the sprite. As you finish making your game you can add a splash screen and art.


Overall, it's very easy to use and no code needed!

8.5/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
66.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
This is an amazing software it's very useful for creating video games. It's good to start off with making video games. I would recommend looking at HeartBeast's tutorials for any of you who are absolute beginners.
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YOU ARE A PIRATE
5.1 hrs
Posted: September 29
Pretty good
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឴឴឴឴឴ ឴឴ ឴឴឴ DizzyDozzy
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 27
It is the most easy, useful program.
As you can see, I have over 9999 hours in the application, no lies.
I made a game called, "Your Mom," and I got millions of dollars from it, still no lies.
It is super simple, and it is not complicated at all, no lies.
Okay all the no lies were lies, it's too ♥♥♥♥ing complicated.
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zuvizut
1.0 hrs
Posted: September 27
I mean it works a heck of a lot better than the version from yoyogames at least...
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Lefa
83.2 hrs
Posted: September 25
The piece of software is excellent all around, but I've found a few cons:
1. Non-logical executing order. Let's say we have 2 objects and they both have collision event to each other. One of them sets a variable to let's say 1 and the other one to 0. What are we going to end up with?
2. It uses its own language called GML, but still a different language is required to make shaders.
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Lemu.Squad |Pkbond450🆅🅰🅻🆅🅴YT
32.6 hrs
Posted: September 22
Great item to make simple games WITH NO CODING! Just make a simple image, and make it into a game
Like what im doing :D
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Sebarnacle
16.1 hrs
Posted: September 22
11 hours and I still don't know how to make a game....

Definetly get it.
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King Aria
25.0 hrs
Posted: September 21
This is the only 'game' which you can make money off. Highly recommend it!
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