Game Maker

Game Maker

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0
  • Total Downloads:
    1,018,814
  • Date Added:
    June 24, 2010
  • 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

    4.7

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star 6
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • 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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5 stars

"Good program for the rest of us"

November 30, 2013  |  By Slofrog

 |  Version: Game Maker 8.0

Pros

- Very easy to understand and use
- A tutorial and three examples for newbies
- Many features, especially in Pro (paid) edition
- Programming scripts for advanced users

Cons

- A newer (but worse, in my opinion) version is available

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5 stars

"The Best :)"

March 19, 2011  |  By 0R74ND0

 |  Version: Game Maker 8.0

Pros

I Love It! Easy To Use Program... "* * * * *" Stars

Cons

NONE! It's Cool...

Summary

So Far It's Awesome...

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5 stars

"Wow, this is amazing!"

February 01, 2011  |  By TheRekcah

 |  Version: Game Maker 8.0

Pros

Make advanced games with drag-and-drop! How good your game is depends on how much time you put into it, NOT your skill level!
The lite version is free, and you only need pro if your are a semi-serious programmer.
Giant community at yoyogames.com.

Cons

Lite version [this download] is some-what limited when compared to the pro version, but lite is still MORE then enough to make games for fun.

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3 stars

"Its A great first step to game making"

December 19, 2010  |  By Hawk223

 |  Version: Game Maker 8.0

Pros

You can learn 2d game making simple stuff like side way scrollers ect in a afternoon
all of the basic programming is drag and drop from a side menu. you can find a wealth of game sprites the "pictures" of a game from the resorces arcive.

Cons

all thoe 3d is a + with gammaker its by no means drag and drop, + the gamemaker has its own programming language simler to c+ these art realy cons but a worth while note.

Summary

If your new to game making or just like to try it for the first time this is the game programming tool for you, I would also like to say greenfoot and alice are good java base game learning tools.

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5 stars

"Useful and easy!"

November 26, 2010  |  By Ekmeta

 |  Version: Game Maker 8.0

Pros

Extremely versatile and easy to use program. Like before, excellent 2D support but 3D is rather limited... makes games making really easy!

Cons

None! There are no problems.

Summary

Easy to use, fun, and worth the price!

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5 stars

"Brilliant!"

October 27, 2010  |  By tigerchips

 |  Version: Game Maker 8.0

Pros

Easy to learn. Has a wiki guide and a forum in case you get stuck. Has free downloadable resources. Free tutorials.

Cons

No cons yet!

Summary

I made a puzzle game in one week with the free lite version! Outstanding!

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5 stars

"Absolutely Superb"

September 14, 2010  |  By Abyssaldemon

 |  Version: Game Maker 8.0

Pros

Easy game development, excellent 2d support. Easy for beginners but has advanced functions and set a basis for other programming language. Expandable with extensions and .dll's.

Cons

Horrible 3d, and multi-player functions.

Summary

I have used it everyday since I got it 4 years ago and have used it for personal enjoyment, gain and even school projects. It's even fun, for all ages.

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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 June 24, 2010
Date Added June 24, 2010
Version 8.0
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Games Utilities & Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 12.12MB
File Name GameMaker-Installer-8.1.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,018,814
Downloads Last Week 417
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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