GameMaker: Studio is the perfect tool to develop casual and social games for iOS, Android, desktop and the web.
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (114 reviews) - 92% of the 114 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (2,293 reviews) - 89% of the 2,293 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
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Recent:
Very Positive (114 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (2,293 reviews)
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Asriel The Dreamer
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Extremely useful, and actually very easy with practice. For help, check out Shaun Spalding on Youtube!
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LeoKilo
( 332.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Good Program 10/10

95% of my hours were spent AFK-ing
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lucas silva
( 9.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Podem Baixar se vc nao souber fazer jogos voce ainda pode jogar os das outras pessoas :3
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Tuckermarley
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
You have extremely limited access. The minimum you need to pay for something that isn't for just the steam workshop is 100$
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Tobeh
( 397.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
I used this program every day when I was at school for many years. When I got to programming lessons at University, I found out that Game Maker had secretly been teaching me programming while I was having fun!

The drag and drop features are ok, but you'll quickly want to learn some of the code to expand what is possible. The code is stripped down to make it simpler, but you will still come out of it learning about functions, variables and many other useful things.

I cannot see myself making a full game in Game Maker, but I recommend it for learning. I especially recommend this for younger people as it will give you a head-start over everyone else!
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PJO
( 183.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
10/10
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Alfredo ali da esquina CSGODiceG
( 73.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
A Good program,is usefull (discarting the launcher problem) =D
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
65 of 71 people (92%) found this review helpful
84 people found this review funny
Recommended
66.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
60 hours and 4 games later...

i still dont know what im doing
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33 of 38 people (87%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
75.4 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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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
174.6 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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5 of 5 people (100%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
332.5 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
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
33.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
I DONT KNOW WHAT IM DOING!
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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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1 of 1 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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.3 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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