TutorialsPosted on: August 22, 2013 at 1:21 pm,
Some people prefer to learn via written tutorials as opposed to video, and find that articles are easier to follow at their own pace.
|Understanding Game Maker||This beginner tutorial explains what Sprites, Backgrounds, Rooms and Objects are and how they work together.|
|Your First Game! – Part 1||Moving Around. Let's build Asteroids! This first lengthy tutorial covers the very basics of making a spaceship move around.|
|Your First Game! – Part 2||Shooting Stuff. Making a bullet and firing it!|
|Your First Game! – Part 3||Collisions. Making asteroids that you can blow up, and that can blow you up!|
|Platformer Basics||The basics of setting up a platform game using about 40 lines of GML script.|
Just getting started? Opened GM and don’t know what to do next? These tutorials will guide you through the basics of making objects, moving them around and having them shoot stuff!
These tutorials explain general GM concepts that can be applied to many different kinds of game. Some of them were designed with a specific genre in mind but can easily be applied elsewhere.
Platformers are a popular choice for budding game developers and designers alike. A stalwart genre that has been refined to an artform over the years. The following tutorials are built with the goal of getting you to understand how to create the fundamental aspects of a 2d platform game.
(This series is in the process of being re-made and updated but still contains a lot of useful and relevant information in very popular subjects.)
|Drag and Drop Platformer||Making a basic platformer only using the drag and drop logic|
|In Depth Platformer Special||An extensive GML platformer video. (Obsoleted by this tutorial)|
|Double Jump||Adding a 'double jump' to the platform game.||n/a|
|Jump through platforms||Platforms that you can jump through but not fall through.|
|Slopes||Allowing the player to walk over curved surfaces and slopes.||n/a|
|Corner Collisions||Dealing with the causes of common corner collision bugs.||n/a|
|Ladders||Adding climbable ladders to your platform engine.|