Game Maker enables you to create your own Windows computer games without needing to know how to write any code. Built in drag and drop actions can be used to create simple games in a multitude of genres: platform, role-playing games, arcade games, 3D games and even your own unique ideas.

Once you have become familiar using drag and drop you may want to learn Game Maker's built in scripting language, GML, which enables you to extend the possibilities of your creations.

Game Maker is designed to be simple enough to let children create their own professional looking games.

If you don't know how to code, don't panic. Game Maker's drag and drop system enables you to create your own Windows computer games simply by matching up action and event icons. Playing games is fun but not as fun as writing them yourself!

Games are created using a number of different elements. Sprites represent everything that is shown on screen, for example a player, bullet, enemy or wall. Objects use these sprites to interact with each other - for example working out what happens when the player collides with the wall or presses a certain key. Backgrounds and sounds add extra depth to your game which all takes place within a room.

Game Maker room editor:

Game Maker object editor:

Adding an action:

Built in sprite/background editor with support for transparency and animation:

An Introduction to

Game Maker 8

Basics to the program

How to make a basic game