GameMaker: Studio is the perfect tool to develop casual and social games for iOS, Android, desktop and the web.
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (80 reviews) - 85% of the 80 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (2,356 reviews) - 89% of the 2,356 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

Downloadable Content For This Software

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 (80 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (2,356 reviews)
Recently Posted
Rock
( 18.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
very fun and easy to learn
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Captian Krits (team heavy)
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
it crashes all the time and is terrarble littlery can not do anythinfg
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adyn0523
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
it sucks here is what you type [random mubojumbo:code\confusing stuff
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Bluemeadow
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Thank you. Very easy program for creating games. I was maked a lot of games! (but there was no one to show them). My praise of you, YoYo Games.
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undertalefanyt
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
this is a great software for making games
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YouGetRekt
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
It's a simple yet complicated. The basics are pretty easy to learn but It's harder for more advanced settings
11/10 would make crappy platformer again
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Doctor Death
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
It's got the bare essentials of what you need to make a game, and works fine I suppose. Just not really my thing. Can't give it a bad rating just because I'm a ♥♥♥♥♥ and can't learn to code to save my life. 5/5 for doing exactly what it advertises I guess.
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elliot7201
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Good app, if you buy free, it has a splash screen, but is the best coding language I use.
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raff
( 37.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Easy to use
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WaryDruid
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
I love this software, I sucked and still suck at coding, yet this software is so simple and easy to use that I can begin to start creating games. I honestly don't know what I would do without this software if I had the urge to create games, and it is Free, who doesn't love free game or in this case, Gamemakers!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
58 of 64 people (91%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
618.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
I use it a lot.
It's an awesome engine, every day I discover something new. You will find a lot of tutorials everywhere and the official forum it's a great place to learn.
Here my new game I'm working on:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7liTGysSN4
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
170.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Great Game Engine.
-Includes Drag & Drop method of making games for someone who don't want to learn code, but he can't accomplish everything what Code can.

For making better and powerful games I recommend using Code, not Drag & Drop.

With this software you can make any game like on the market (2D game), just need some skills and commitment for programming games.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
29 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,832.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
I only use it a little bit.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
People may think this is limited, but the only limits is your Imagination.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
50.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
I've been using Gamemaker since before it was aquired by YoYoGames. GameMaker 6 was my first version and I've been using it faithfully ever since. Its a great entry level game engine. Easy to use and easy to understand. Helps you understand programming better once you get past the Drag and Drop actions.

Some mainstream games were made with GameMaker. Like Risk of Rain... Death Worm... and more. Some people say GameMaker isnt a serious game devlopment tool, but I heavily disagree. With the right usage, it can be a really powerful platform. Especially when you start taking advantage of GML, DLL files, INI files, and its Steam intergration with Achivements and Items.

GameMaker:Studio even has the ability to export games for OSX, Linux, Android and iOS.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
It's a simple yet complicated. The basics are pretty easy to learn but It's harder for more advanced settings
11/10 would make crappy platformer again
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
315.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
GameMaker: Studio is a really great entrance to both making video games, and programming in general. When I first got it I had no programming knowledge at all, and this was a great learning experience. GameMaker lets you start out by using drag and drop programming, which is a very simple way to create a basic game with no prior knowledge. Once you've got that down, you can use the included tutorials or find one of many online guides. By using gamemaker I learned many game engine concepts like finite state machines and A* pathfinding. I also became familier with a lot of more general programming topics like data structures, variable scope, and more. From game maker I had a much easier time learning to use other engines like Unity, and other programming languages like Java Script and Python.
In addition to the great learning possibility, you can actually create some pretty professional games using this. Spelunky, Hotline Miami, Risk of Rain, and Gunpoint were all made using GameMaker, along with many others. If you're totally new to programming, it can take a fair amount of time, creativity, and effort to get to that point, but in my mind its always quite fun and rewarding.
Long story short, get it. It has a free version, and the full version isn't all that expensive. You can learn alot and are able to create professional games.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
I love this software, I sucked and still suck at coding, yet this software is so simple and easy to use that I can begin to start creating games. I honestly don't know what I would do without this software if I had the urge to create games, and it is Free, who doesn't love free game or in this case, Gamemakers!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Good app, if you buy free, it has a splash screen, but is the best coding language I use.
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