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User reviews: Positive (23 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 2, 2012

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Includes 7 items: GameMaker: Studio Android, GameMaker: Studio HTML5, GameMaker: Studio iOS, GameMaker: Studio Mac OS X, GameMaker: Studio Professional, GameMaker: Studio Ubuntu, GameMaker: Studio Windows Phone 8

 

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GameMaker: Studio™ PROFESSIONAL

GameMaker: Studio™ PROFESSIONAL unlocks the full power of GameMaker: Studio™, giving you all the great features of STANDARD with the added ability to purchase and plug-in Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8 and HTML5 export modules, collaborate within a team through subversion and monetize your game with an unprecedented amount of developer services.

Note: You must install GameMaker: Studio from the Steam store page in order to see GameMaker: Studio Professional in your Steam library after purchase.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:128 MB
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • Memory:4096 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
37 of 40 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Posted: December 9, 2014
Game Maker is a great program for people who want to get into making some cool games. There are a lot of people who claim that this program is a waste of money when it's not. A lot of games were created with Game Maker and most of them have won awards, Hotline Miami was one of the many titles created in Game Maker. I've been using this quite a bit in the last week or so, working on a project. I must say that nothing else out there compares to this, I have tried various pieces of software to see which one I like the most and this one stands out from the rest. To give you an example, I used Stencyl for a little while and had a boat load of issues in getting basic movement working, I spent two weeks trying to figure out how Stencyl worked and I just couldn't get it, same goes for Game Salad amd Construct. Game Maker is a different story, I was able to get a working prototype done in about 2 days and hard coded all of the systems inside the game that myself and two other people are making. Drag and drop features are nice, but I don't use them.

I advise that anyone looking to create games should steer clear from the rest of them that compete with Game Maker, this excludes Unity and Unreal Engine which I use as well.
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: December 21, 2014
This got me interested in making my own games, so when I got it, I made a simple shooter!
NOTE: No coding is recquired in this if you are a beginner, but I still recommend you to learn coding. The language is GML, and you can translate it to other programming languages!
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: December 25, 2014
The simple yet powerful programming language allows me to make games extremely easily. I have tried other engines like stencyl and Construct 2, but neither of them come close to how amazing this engine is. I highly recommend it.
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20 of 28 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: January 13
As a few other posters have said, as an original buyer of gamemaker studio : proffesional, i feel a little ripped off in the changes to different versions of gamemaker. Since the release of yoyo compiler, the built in standard compiler seems to have been intentionally slowed down to encourage the purchase of yyc. aside from the fact you dont have full access to processor power with standard compiler it is also buggy and compiled games dont install correctly without very specific windows settings. All export modules are valued at $300 each or $700 as a pack though you dont get to try this funcionality, even over a trial period, so i am dubious to say the least about investing in these modules. Lastly, i was working on a rather large game and had neatly bundled all of the games assets into folders and sub folders. after an update i logged back into gamemaker only to find all the links and assets had dissappeared. i looked in the asset directory, all was apparently well. i opened a backup of the same game only to find the same problem. i dragged and dropped my assets folder back onto gamemaker so all the assets were once again recognised by gamemaker, but all directories and sub directories, as well as all functions for all assets, were gone. so after months of lost work i bit the bullet and started again, relinking all assets and functions to the way the previously were. i also kept a backup of gamemakers backup, just in case. same problem occured a few months down the track, gamemaker backup corrupted AND my backup backup seemed to revert to gamemakers backup as soon as i loaded it. in summing up, i wouldnt recommend this program, not given the amount of time i spent to achieve nothing, big plans of a quality release on simultaneous platforms a myth. i havent bought any other software that is similar so i cant point you in a better direction, just dont come this way.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: January 9
Spent a lot of time on this program. I had absolutely no programming knowedge at all and now I've made a few games for iOS, Android and Windows 8.

Takes some dedication but I wholeheartedly think Game Maker can really teach anyone how to get into programming. Fantastic!
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18 of 30 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: December 13, 2014
This program was not only used to make Hotline Miami but you yourself can make awesome games like Hotline Miami! Damn i love Hotline Miami.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Posted: May 16
I like this software.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 27, 2014
tried others but i come back to GM, Even i code most myself, it has interesting parts available when needed, and active happy community
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: May 4
Really good and powerful when you get into it. Not very "good" 3D support, but I think it's made more to the people who enjoy everything else than full 3D.
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168 of 286 people (59%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 24, 2013
GameMaker: Studio™ is one of "easily game-making" software. This software can let you make games by using program languages (like HTML5 and etc), and targeting many platforms ( iOS, Android, Windows Phone and etc.) I recommend "Professional Version". if you work with "Professional Version", you will get good-quality services (Texture Management, Developer Services, Mobile Testing.. and etc) that aren't in "Free" and "Standard Version", and you will be available to get more products like HTML5, Linux, iOS, Android.

You can learn and start to make your games with demos, tutorials that YoYo Games gives you, and user's guides in Internet.

is it needed programming knowledges? no, Drag-on-Drop system helps you to make games without prev programming knowledges. Also, In programming of GameMaker, It is easy for everyone.
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59 of 103 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Posted: October 12, 2014
If you're someone who's new to coding then maybe you should try gamemaker. Buying modules and keeping up with constantly changing eulas will teach you about vendor lock-in. I haven't used it in a while. The Professional version used to lift restrictions on the number of levels, sprites, and scripts ect. Now it doesn't seem to do much of anything.

For the most part it's nice but there are certain restrictions, esp when it comes to tilemaps for rooms. Also be warned that if there is a bug in a certain feature or class you need for your game you are at the mercy of YoYo games to fix it whenever they get around to it. When I was developing for this about 8 months ago there was a problem with the extended sprite class that totally ruined a feature I wanted. I switched to haxe flixel and OpenFL. And guess what? I get to compile to Android and iOS for free.

So if you're totally new to any kind of coding give it a shot. It's also good for super-quick prototyping, but don't bother if you want to release games with it. Maybe if you're Vlambeer, but I wouldn't recommend it for the long-term.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Posted: May 9
The time has come - 2D is in again. The return of 2D gaming on phones and iPads have moved the focus from AAA games to indie games. You can have as much fun for a few evenings with a simple almost free 2D game as with a grand expensive game from one of the big studios. That's why you should take a closer look at at Game Maker. (And yes - you really need the Pro version to be able to have more than just a few scripts and objects in your game.)

Are you a young gamer wondering what makes games tick and how game programming works? Are you a 40+ gamer remembering to classics from the 80s who finally want to recreate your 1980s 2D gaming visions? Then this is your thing.

But you will have to make an effort to buy some books and/or watch some tutorials and/or check out the GM masters on YouTube. Otherwise you will just find yourself watching a dark empty screen...

You must realize game development is a profession and if you are an amateur then prepare to lower your expectations of your own work. But still - every simple game you make is a true masterpiece of YOUR OWN vision and imagination. Feel proud and say "I made this".
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
Posted: February 20
Awesome! That's all I need to say.
Nothing bad about it at all.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
Posted: March 11
Helped me to learn writing code, makes writing code easy accesible for people who have no knowledge and still enables you to make complicated games.
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6 of 17 people (35%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 2, 2014
Love it
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12 of 31 people (39%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 27, 2014
Yes! (sonic victory chime). Best To Make Games, Especially If You're New To Making Games... THIS IS BEST GAME CREATION SOFTWARE EVER
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Posted: May 22
I'm a long timer Game Maker user. Game Maker is a great way to make games, it's easy to use, and programming experience isn't required but GML is pretty easy to learn. I recommend this software but I've got one complaint: Game Maker Studio seems to be a lot buggier and slower than previous versions, I hope they'll fix this in later releases.
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