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) - 90% of the 91 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (2,307 reviews) - 89% of the 2,307 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date: Oct 2, 2012

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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 (2,307 reviews)
Recently Posted
AwesomeEmmi
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This is a very good software for beginners because of the easy to use interface and the (mostly) sraightforward tutorials. I've been using this software for quite a while from the download I got from their website, but when I started to use the Steam version, the application exited when I try to load a sprite or background. Once I get back in though, I can load it in and it works fine. Despite this small bug, it's a very good product!
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Ipolek10110
( 114.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
For programming beginners and novices. With easy Drag&Drop or programming. AND IT'S FREE
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Acr515
( 1,073.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
GameMaker: Studio is a fantastic program that allows novice programmers and advanced programmers alike to easily program games with unlimited depth. Whether you want to create an exciting top-down RPG, a puzzling platformer, or even a first-person shooter, you can do that with GameMaker.

There's really not much to complain about with GameMaker. The documentation is very in-depth, with examples and context included in every single code function. The GameMaker Community is very helpful, with inquiries usually being answered within less than 30 minutes of posting. The only few things I don't like about GameMaker are the name (saying you made your game using GameMaker Studio sounds a little childish), and its tendancy to behave oddly or crash, which doesn't happen very often, but it's very irritating when it does.

If you couldn't tell from my playtime of this program, I use it a lot and would recommend it to anyone who want to learn to program or use their existing skills.
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NOTHING
( 49.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
GameMaker is very fun to play with and make games in.
It is a very powerfull program that is only limited to your capabilitys.

I would definately recomend it :)
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💃8Bit
( 38.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
oh dayum
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bob
( 11.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
its a medium to good software if you lern how to use it (sorry 4 spelling errors)
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janeshin1081
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
I found gamemaker pretty easy to use, definitely recommend to beginners like me.
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8bit banama
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I like this program but it doesn't work on windows 10.
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woofyhound
( 19.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
It's a good piece of software to use when you want to get in to the mindframe of a game desinger.
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SuperPiggy6000
( 344.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! X100000000000
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
176.0 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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Don't let the play hours fool you

Been using this program for years. WAY longer then before this ever came onto steam
for years and probably have put hundereds of hours into this. And probably even hundereds of hours into into the original game maker Pro version which used to be like $25 that came out before studio. BUT I dont use the steam version because I own Studio Pro before it came onto steam and I cant transfer over my liceanse which I thought I would be able to but without a doubt lets get right into it.

Game maker Studio is a very easy to use and learn game making program that allows you to make 2D game. yes technically you can make 3D games but I remember that being a huge pain in the ♥♥♥ that just wasnt worth it and its better off using a different engine for that.

Now whats the difference between this (game maker studio) and game maker studio professional. Well, basically studio limits a lot of tools that you can use and things that you can change like how the loading menu looks when the game starts up or how the desktop icon looks, other then that it mostly jsut limits a lot of the more advanced tools. BUT that dosnt mean regular studio is worthles, no no you can still get a massive amount of use out of it and still make a lot of basic 2D games. To be honest, even after upgrading to pro I never used a lot of the advanced tools that much it was just nice to have but going back to game maker now years later I think I can give them a go. The whole pro thing is mainly for publishing rights for selling your game and what not, thats were most of the money is going.

But basicly how does game maker work? well it uses a wierd way of making games were you dont need to actually code (but you still can) by using drag and drop boxes with changable properties that you can change per object and sprites that you can bind to objects and levels which you can easily click and place objects in. Pretty simple and easy to figure out. Hell 9 year old me was able to do it I bet you guys could.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
335.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Good Program 10/10

95% of my hours were spent AFK-ing
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Good App to make game
previous i use Game maker 8
and now i use New Version
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
55.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Game Maker Studio is one of the best 2D game engines out there.
If you want to do some serious development though you will need to code!
Drag and Drop won't take you too far!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
78.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
One of the best Game making tools for beginners I have ever seen! Great tutorials on how to use the software and how toeven code stuff!! I would recommend this to any beginning indie developers.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
114.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
For programming beginners and novices. With easy Drag&Drop or programming. AND IT'S FREE
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
42.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
I DONT KNOW WHAT IM DOING!
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