Game Maker

Game Maker

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 190 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,018,814
  • Date Added:
    January 11, 2007
  • File Size:
    12.12MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    417
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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If you want to make your own games, this is the program to try first. Game Maker installs quickly and launches automatically, starting up by generating a new project. A basic project includes sprites, sounds, background, paths, scripts, data files, time lines, objects, and room features, as well as game information and options, all of which you can configure freely. In particular, the application offers a good deal of control over sprites, which can be scaled, rotated, made partially transparent, and blended with a color. Each feature offers samples to show you how to create your masterpiece. All you need is imagination and the freeware's help file. You might not be able to create something, such as Doom or Heroes of Might and Magic, but mah-jongg and golf are doable. Though writing a game might seem intimidating, Game Maker brings it within reach.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 53 votes

    • 5 star 24
    • 4 star 13
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 7
    • 1 star 6
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 190 votes

    • 5 star 109
    • 4 star 33
    • 3 star 16
    • 2 star 14
    • 1 star 18
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1 stars

"Does not work on Vista (For Me)"

April 14, 2009  |  By DataFlake

 |  Version: Game Maker 6.1

Pros

Never got to use it, so no Pro's.

Cons

I couldn't get it to work on my Vista machine, being that Vista has been out for a couple of years you think the makers of this would have it updated.
I tried everything to get it to work on vista, run as admin, run compatibilty for WinXP, etc...

Summary

Update it to work on vista

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2 stars

"it is allready old"

March 22, 2009  |  By firefox42

 |  Version: Game Maker 6.1

Pros

good software

Cons

7.0 is allready out. better than this

Summary

i used this first but 7.0 is better

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2 stars

"This product is way worse than expected."

March 21, 2009  |  By MAllez

 |  Version: Game Maker 6.1

Pros

Nice website, free.

Cons

Hard to use, not very fun, boring presentation.

Summary

All in all, this game was really mediocre. Stay away.

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1 stars

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March 09, 2009  |  By pastorvon

 |  Version: Game Maker 6.1

Pros

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Cons

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2 stars

"Difficult to use, too complicated"

December 22, 2008  |  By God Monkey

 |  Version: Game Maker 6.1

Pros

Comes with games, and not bad graphics.

Cons

No coding, inflexible, hard to understand for newbies.

Summary

It would be a lot easier if there was a coding system, and it's not free. It's to complicated. RPG Toolkit is much better. But, this isn't too bad.

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5 stars

"It is one of the best, simplest programs I have used."

October 29, 2008  |  By Psy01

 |  Version: Game Maker 6.1

Pros

Simple, easy, fun, free

Cons

Graphics capabilities

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4 stars

"I thought it was pretty good but really hard to use"

October 22, 2008  |  By fonespider

 |  Version: Game Maker 6.1

Pros

I liked the differen't stuff it comes with such as the sounds and pre-loaded textures for ground and stuff

Cons

Its really hard to under stand, "uoy thgim sa llew eb gnidaer ti ekil ****" TRANSLATION "you might as well be reading it like this"

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5 stars

"LOOKS good"

October 04, 2008  |  By VENTURE23

 |  Version: Game Maker 6.1

Pros

dont know?

Cons

dont know?

Summary

DOES THIS CONTAIN VIRUSES? Because my step dad wont let me download if it does.

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5 stars

"VERY good and easy to use"

September 26, 2008  |  By Freshbakedpie

 |  Version: Game Maker 6.1

Pros

excelent; also its free!

Cons

no 3d fuctinality without paying money, even than its very limited

Summary

If you just want a game maker to mess around with this is for you!

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4 stars

"Good Application to create your own games with"

August 11, 2008  |  By Kevy_MT

 |  Version: Game Maker 6.1

Pros

Game Maker is a good application to create your own games with. Although the games you can create are quite limited (no such thing like Madden 09, more like Pacman, or Pong.) With patience and trial-and-error you can create some pretty nifty, but simple, games. Installation of GM is very easy, program seems to be very stable and easy to run.

Cons

GM takes some getting used to... using the Help to create your first game is not as easy as you would think.

Limited game possibilities, and understanding the interface takes some practice. Apparently, more advanced game making is available in a paid version, which costs around $ USD the last that I saw.

Forget about going to the programmers weebsite, you will automatically be redirected after about seconds (it can be overridden by stopping the webpage from redirecting with a click on stop!

This is a good program for younger people to learn how to create and publicsh their own games, I give it stars

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Mark Overmar
Publisher web site http://www.cs.uu.nl/people/markov/gmaker/
Release Date January 11, 2007
Date Added January 11, 2007
Version 6.1
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Games Utilities & Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 12.12MB
File Name GameMaker-Installer-8.1.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,018,814
Downloads Last Week 417
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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