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Who this service is for

Non-technical, easy to use game-maker. It allows you to build your own game world, using creative and enjoyable tools.

GameMaker Studio is a cross-platform game development platform designed to help game developers create games in a single code base and publish them... Read more

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4.5 / 5
Game Development software features
In-Game Analytics
Multi-player Gaming Network
Physics Simulation
In-Game Analytics
Multi-player Gaming Network
Physics Simulation
3D CAD software features
2D Drawing
2D Drawing
IoT software features
Prototype Creation
Prototype Creation
Interface screenshot
Desktop & Mobile Platforms

Cloud-hosted / box software

Support Working hours, Online Working hours, Online
Training
Documentation
Webinars
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Documentation
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Reviews
4 / 5

GameMaker has its niche and does that very well!

Benefits:

If you are trying to make a simple game like an 8-bit or platformer, this is the video game engine for you. It is simple and to the point making it... Read more

If you are trying to make a simple game like an 8-bit or platformer, this is the video game engine for you. It is simple and to the point making it easy to use this software for absolute beginners in the industry. You don't need a lot of schooling or experience to make a game. I really like how much of this can be sprite based as well. Anyone can edit images and make characters, items, etc based on sprites.

Drawbacks:

With any niche software, there are some downsides. GameMaker is very limited on what you can do. It is a place to start making games, but once you ... Read more

Summary:

Overall, GameMaker is the easiest for simple games and it lets anyone who has a computer able to make a game!

Andrew P.
5 / 5

Once the gold standard for 2D, though no longer a clear a leader

Benefits:

Cross-platform functionality works quite well. Though somewhat counter-intuitive, development paradigm can work well for a limited set of game genr... Read more

Cross-platform functionality works quite well. Though somewhat counter-intuitive, development paradigm can work well for a limited set of game genres. The YoYo compilers are good.

Drawbacks:

It's too expensive for the best features, and the switch between GameMaker Studio and GameMaker Studio 2 was not handled smoothly by YoYo Games.

Summary:

It's fine as an introductory software for game development, but it's no longer the best choice even for that.

David K.
4 / 5

GameMaker: Studio is a great way to get a foot in the door of game design!

Benefits:

GameMaker: Studio was my first entry into the world of game making. It's drag and drop programming interface makes it easy to make simple games, wh... Read more

GameMaker: Studio was my first entry into the world of game making. It's drag and drop programming interface makes it easy to make simple games, while also having the skill-ceiling to create magnificent 2d-games. It's simple interface makes it easy for new developers to dapple in game making. It utilizes it's own programming language that is a form of simplified javascript, that features simple syntax.

Drawbacks:

The ability to create 3D projects is lacking, and it's hard to recommend it over Unity, unless you are a complete novice to programming and game de... Read more

Summary:

Overall GameMaker: Studio is a fine tool for new developers, but it will eventually leave you wanting more, since it is quite a simple engine compa... Read more

Verified Reviewer
5 / 5

Great for beginners!

Benefits:

GameMaker Studio was the first DND (Drag-N-Drop) software interface I ever used. It took a little getting used to before I built up enough trust to... Read more

GameMaker Studio was the first DND (Drag-N-Drop) software interface I ever used. It took a little getting used to before I built up enough trust to use the feature without hesitation. It is very easy to set up a game and see what the end result will look like.

Drawbacks:

In the version that I began with, sprite editing could be a little tricky and time-consuming. I was told there were better ways to do than what I w... Read more

Summary:

Overall, GMS was a great software for beginners. It certainly can do great things as long as you have the patience to learn how everything works.

Robert M.

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