Design Games with Game Maker: Studio

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Last year, I’ve written posts about software that you can use to create 2D games and 3D games that can be exported to web, mobile, desktop, and even console platforms. Over the past month, I have discovered more software, libraries, APIs for creating video games. I’m going to share all of my finds with you viewers starting with Game Maker: Studio. I will share details about the software such as platforms the software supports; platforms that can be exported; system requirements; pricing; places you can find documentation; and programming languages supported. My goal here is to make it easier for you viewers to find what you’re looking for to make your game.

 

 

GAME MAKER: STUDIO

 

 

Supporting Platforms

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  • Windows

 

Platforms Software Can Export

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  • Windows
  • Mac OS X
  • Ubuntu
  • HTML5
  • Universal Windows Platform
  • Windows Phone
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Amazon Fire
  • Tizen
  • PS3
  • PS4
  • PS Vita
  • Xbox One

 

System Requirements

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  • Windows XP or above
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 128 MB Graphics
  • Screen Resolution of at least 1024×600

 

Pricing

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Game Maker: Studio is free to try, and you get most of the features the engine has. However, if you plan to sell your game in the market, you will want to purchase the Professional or the Master Collection. As of right now, this software is on sale 50% off Pro and chosen export modules.

 

Version FREE Professional Master Collection
Full-Feature Engine
Royalty-Free
Marketplace Buying
Player Export
Desktop Exports Windows Only
Customizable Splash Screen
Early Access
Marketplace Selling
Mobile Testing
Export Modules Additional (see Export Module Pricing)
Cost (As of 5/20/16) FREE $74.99 $479.99

 

Export Module Pricing

 

Cost
Android / Fire Module + YoYo Compiler + Export – x86, ARM, MIPS $149.99
iOS Module + YoYo Compiler + Export $149.99
Windows Phone Module + YoYo Compiler + Export $149.99
Tizen Module + Export $199.99
HTML5 Module + Export $99.99
Amazon Fire Trial 60-Day Free Trial
Windows UWP Module + YoYo Compiler + Export Master Collection Only
Xbox® One Module + YoYo Compiler + Export Free
PlayStation® 3 Module + YoYo Compiler + Export Free
PlayStation® 4 Module + YoYo Compiler + Export Free
PlayStation® Vita Module + YoYo Compiler + Export Free

 

 

Documentation

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Documentation for this software can easily be found on their website. There are two pages:

The instructional videos are made by Shaun Spalding, you can check out his youtube channel for more videos on Game Maker.

There’s also another youtube channel you can check out by Beyond Us Games. This channel shows you how to make turned-based combat games, turn-based RPG games, and puzzle games.

 

 

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This software, in my opinion, is powerful and easy to use. For some of you viewers out there who don’t know a whole lot about programming, this software is for you. As I have shown, the website has good documentation to help you get started on creating your games. You might have heard some people give bad reviews on this software, but I think it’s a load of crap what they’re saying. You can make really cool games, and you can export your games to a large variety of platforms. Plus the software has several neat features such as the option to add extensions, push notifications, cross-platform multiplayer. This is as easy as it gets! If you want to see the recent games made this year, check out this video here. For those of you who are familiar with the game called Undertale, you’ll see that the game was created using this software. So don’t listen to anybody that gives a bad review on this software.

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