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Date Added:Sep. 22, 2011
Price:Free; $39.99 to buy
Downloads Last Week:542
Product ranking:#11 in Games Utilities & Editors
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- Very easy to use
- Good for creating basic games (and programs?)
- See also my review for version 8.0
- Very buggy
- No sprites, sounds etc. (unlike Game Maker 8.0)
- Often prompts to upgrade to Standard (paid) edition
If you haven't got a good reason for using version 8.1, install version 8.0 instead. It isn't as buggy and it doesn't spoil your EXE game with watermarks and ads.
Extremely flexible and easy to use. Unlike other similar game-making programs, this one allows you to create your own parameters and resources for games, which means that its only limit is the creativity of the programmer. Plus, it the interface is simple. Other programs have interfaces that can be intimidating and difficult, but this one is nonthreatening and easy to work with.
Somewhat expensive, although there is a free demo version that gives access to most of the features. Also, map creation can sometimes be frustrating.
Of all the game making programs I have seen, this has to be my favorite. It is usable by both beginners and advanced users because of its flexibility. I would recommend this program to anybody who is interested in making games.
I was led to believe it was free because I only searched for free but it says I have to buy it to use it. Not to download it, but to use it. I uninstalled of course.
Reply by xaxes on July 19, 2013
I've been using GM for a very long time and can assure you there is a TOTALLY FREE version. http://www.yoyogames.com/gamemaker/windows
There's your link! I finally went ahead and bought the full version to get all the features, but you can do about 80% of the program on "Lite".
It does what its supposed to do
Once and a while it said it can not create valild runner data and it can be fixed by reinstalling
untill it is fixed I shall stay with a 4 star rating
None at all!
Hard to do!
Removed it from my computer
Reply by slenderpman on June 23, 2013
It's really not that hard. You just have to be patient and read the tutorials. It would be helpful if you could explain exactly what you were having problems with, then maybe we could offer some assistance
Reply by Joe2496 on February 20, 2012
You just have to know what to do, look for a tutorial online or go to a one week game-making camp.
I have no idea because the program will not install correctly on my system.
I have had and installed the previous versoon of Game Maker and enjoyed it, so I decided to upgrade to the newest version. After I downloaded the program, and started to install, everything started to go wrong. Several files had problems installing on this program, and now the program will not run at all.
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I am terribly disappointed with both CNET and the creators of Game Maker. This software doesn't even deserve the rating I have given it in my opinion because of the installation issues I experienced. I have downloaded some pretty good software from CNET download.com, I would honestly like to continue doing just that, but when junk like this program and in CNET download.com, I begin to wonder why I even come here. I do not apologize for my review of this program.
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|Publisher web site||http://www.cs.uu.nl/people/markov/gmaker/|
|Release Date||September 22, 2011|
|Date Added||September 22, 2011|
|Subcategory||Games Utilities & Editors|
|Operating Systems||Windows 98/Me/2000/XP|
|File Name||External File|
|Downloads Last Week||542|
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