GameMaker: Studio is the perfect tool to develop casual and social games for iOS, Android, desktop and the web.
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (84 reviews) - 100% of the 84 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (2,221 reviews) - 89% of the 2,221 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date: Oct 2, 2012

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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
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (84 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (2,221 reviews)
Recently Posted
the_great_JT
( 70.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Very simple program, surprisingly powerful for how easy it is. Essentially, how it works is you create a room an fill it with objects. How? First, you sprite the objects, create the object and assign the sprites, tell the objects how to react to an event. (e.g. when the frame updates, when the game starts, when the object is created, etc.) It suports Drag-and-Drop events-and-actions coding and text-based coding at the same time, meaning that it's perfect for beginners, pros, and those in between. I am not good at coding in the sense that I don't know any powerful-enough lanuages to make video games, but I made a fairly decent platformer with this software. It also gives you access to other games people make via workshop and has a few tutorials, meaning it's rather easy to figure everything out one way or another.

10/10
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MasterMaker5000
( 11.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
♥♥♥♥♥
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[CCPG] CoCo Pay Gamer
( 685.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Great for people who want to get started on making video games.
Not good for making video games.
Ahem, Toby Fox.
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Nikoli Smirnov
( 78.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Perfect Software for people learning to make games or just to make them in general!
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Redbowlsans11(Ernest57)
( 27.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
This is game for making game i maked a few game and gamejolt username is:Ernest
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ka_wa_ii
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
its nice its nice i dont know how to use but it looks nice and many peeps create goodgames undertale hyper light drift-drift lelelelellellel
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Terminator98202
( 32.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
GMstudio may only be used for 2D games but dont underestimate its power. Some really good games like undertale and miamihotline were made with this so you can make great games too. You just have to use your imagination and creatitvity to make innovative 2D games.
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Smiles
( 77.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
At first i didn't know "Jack" about video game design until i got this, it took me a while to get the hang of this program thanks to tutorials. Of course my first game sucked but now im making a New video game that if it is released, it will be for FREE. also if you didn't know, the games UNDERTALE and Hotline Miami were made with this program, according to the website. so get this today!!!
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Commandercody05
( 25.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
the best thing eva!!!!
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wildnose03
( 62.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
60 hours and 4 games later...

i still dont know what im doing
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-=DGA=-Benjahert
( 469.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Great app for learning how to make games.
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Bluntschlli_S
( 65.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Obviously It's Awesome , Does anyone knows games like : UNDERTALE, HOTLINE MIAMI, RISK OF RAIN.. these games are made by GameMaker Studio !! and I am also making my game from it ...and it's gonna be Published soon on Steam !! Finally GAMEMAKER STUDIO ROCKS !!
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Gank.Too.GG
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
game maker, more like... fame maker! becuz u make games and they get popular! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Virn
( 191.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
GameMaker:Studio is an amazing software, I realy reccomend it for somebody who want to learn how to make a good game, for free. But here's a minus that I have to mention, and it's fact that you have to spent at leat 100 hours in the software to know the basics. Mostly if you want to learn how to use it, you have to read whole HELP menu in the GameMaker, or watch tutorials. Since 1999 this software is one of the best(if not the best of all) softwares to program your own game, but, I reccomend to download it from their official page, Why? Well, steam version have minuses. For example if you want to buy access for HTML5, Android, Windows 8 or Mac. You have to buy them for huge amount of money. So if you want to buy all of them. I reccomend to buy the Non-Steam Version.

Also if you would for a proof that the software is great and supports many things from your imagination:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=674103613
Play my game! It have gamepad support as well as shows what game maker can do.

Also, if you need help with gamepad support:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=683432859
Here's my guide for it!
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Mental_Floss
( 21.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
itsa good. fun and easy to use :)
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Mewpo
( 17.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
This software is amazing for games im in Alpha 1.2.0 on my game so far it has so many things you can do
You can make a car
Powerups
Charcter select
Helicopters
Planes
Any thing with your imagination
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Jimmylp
( 37.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Have you ever Wanted to make a GAME Yourself?
Well now EVERYONE can!

With GameMakerStudio you can Make Play And PUBLISH Games! Its the best i have Worked With

Pros:
Pro-Like GameMaking
Alot of Ways to select where And How you play your Game
Cons (i couldnt find any pros):
Game Making could be Hard

So From Me This Tool Gets A SOLID:
9.5/10
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lordofharry
( 81.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Very innovative design, has a comprehendable programming language called gml that allows you to surpass the interface based options and is very powerful. Oh yea, UNDERTALE WAS MADE IN THIS!
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sanefollower106
( 675.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
IF YOUR DIRT POOR AND ARE TO LAZY TO GET A KICKSTARTER, THIS IS FOR YOU!!!!!!!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
22.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
It's a very good program that can make anyone be a game designer! also Undertale was made with this engine so... yeah, it's AWESOME! xD
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
62.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
60 hours and 4 games later...

i still dont know what im doing
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Very Simple

Pros
Simple, Free, No Art Skill needed

Cons
You have to use code(Thats the hole point of game making)
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
191.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
GameMaker:Studio is an amazing software, I realy reccomend it for somebody who want to learn how to make a good game, for free. But here's a minus that I have to mention, and it's fact that you have to spent at leat 100 hours in the software to know the basics. Mostly if you want to learn how to use it, you have to read whole HELP menu in the GameMaker, or watch tutorials. Since 1999 this software is one of the best(if not the best of all) softwares to program your own game, but, I reccomend to download it from their official page, Why? Well, steam version have minuses. For example if you want to buy access for HTML5, Android, Windows 8 or Mac. You have to buy them for huge amount of money. So if you want to buy all of them. I reccomend to buy the Non-Steam Version.

Also if you would for a proof that the software is great and supports many things from your imagination:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=674103613
Play my game! It have gamepad support as well as shows what game maker can do.

Also, if you need help with gamepad support:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=683432859
Here's my guide for it!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
65.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Obviously It's Awesome , Does anyone knows games like : UNDERTALE, HOTLINE MIAMI, RISK OF RAIN.. these games are made by GameMaker Studio !! and I am also making my game from it ...and it's gonna be Published soon on Steam !! Finally GAMEMAKER STUDIO ROCKS !!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
450.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Back when I was 9, I so badly wanted to create video games myself, when I was 10 I coded basic Batch file games, Scratch games when I was 11, and so on. Now, I have started trying GameMaker, at first it made no sense whatsoever, but now after watching several tutorials, I made a game called "AsteroidZ". Quite proud of myself, I am planning to use this software more often.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
77.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
At first i didn't know "Jack" about video game design until i got this, it took me a while to get the hang of this program thanks to tutorials. Of course my first game sucked but now im making a New video game that if it is released, it will be for FREE. also if you didn't know, the games UNDERTALE and Hotline Miami were made with this program, according to the website. so get this today!!!
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
GMstudio may only be used for 2D games but dont underestimate its power. Some really good games like undertale and miamihotline were made with this so you can make great games too. You just have to use your imagination and creatitvity to make innovative 2D games.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
685.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Great for people who want to get started on making video games.
Not good for making video games.
Ahem, Toby Fox.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
39 of 45 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1,810.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
3 years ago, I knew nothing about programming.

Now, my best game MOW: 2-Player for iPad is selling on the App Store:
https://appsto.re/us/5Ay18.i

My Game Jam games made with GameMaker: Studio are also in the workshop:
http://steamcommunity.com/id/nilcat/myworkshopfiles/?appid=214850

Hope my new games will reach Steam someday.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
57.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
This software is easy to use and fun too! I recommend it for people that are getting started with programming.
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20 of 30 people (67%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Recommended
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Made a game about Donald Trump shooting stereotypical children.

10/10
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
624.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
No other software has a time:gameplay created ratio as good as this one. If you know how to use it, you can make a playable prototype of any arcade-like game you can imagine in an afternoon.

Just keep in mind that GML's quirks encourage a coding style that would be a bit horrible if carried over to any other language.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
I got an achievement for breaking things..
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
43.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
GMstudio is very good application to play community games. I spended here more than 24 hours and i can say: "you can find interesting games here".
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Very easy to start with but can become extreamly complicated. great tool
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
204.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
A great piece of software that's easy for beginners to learn and powerful for experienced devs. It is a little bit limited in what types of games it can make, but this piece of software is responsbile for hits such as Hotline Miami and Undertale, so I wouldn't underestimate its power.

Pros:
-Easy to use.
-Has plenty of advanced features.
-User friendly interface.
-Helpful user guide, going into depth of each and every feature.
-Has everything you need to build a game in one bundle.
-Free!

Cons:
-Can get a little glitchy at times.
-As mentioned earlier, a little bit limited.

Overall, if you are dreaming of being a game developer, start with this software first. It is likely the easiest software usable to make a game and you'll see yourself as well as your games improving the more you use it. With the advanced features available, friendly user interface and shortage of cons, I would give this software an 8.5/10.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
An extremely versitile game developing software, and the best part is that it's free!

My thoughts:
The coding language is quite similar to Java (So having some background knowledge would definately help), but easily accessible if you want to put in the hours to learn it.
I would definitely recommend learning GML instead of using the drag and drop system, it opens up whole new doors for programming your game.
The sprite editor isn't that bad :D
Sometimes can be a bit buggy, just close and reopen your project.

Seriously though, I made a dungeon crawler for a school project, and aced it with GMS. Hopefully my game will go up on Steam one day!

TL;DR, just get it, it's free, and if you want to program a brilliant 2D game, this is the software for doing that.
Thanks for reading, Pyro out.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Make some sick games in dis!!! For tutorials and classes I sugest Heart Beast Studios
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
207.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
Has a use both for coding and not coding
Use events to make a simple game
but if you're mastered enough, you can make a 3d game and a amazing rpg game like UNDERTALE
Yes, the game is made in game maker
Its good for people who likes challenging themselfes to make a masterpiece.
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