layout:
Trollsplatterer

Help, tutorials and examples for Game Maker

Hexsweeper 2
click to visit
Minesweeper redefined!

Platformer Engine
click to visit
An Engine to help you start a 2D Platformer Game.
The Invention of Life
click to visit
Game for the GameJolt Invention Contest.

Endurance 3d
click to visit
A survival game with many weapons and enemies.
Home Search/Browse Comments Trollsplatterer You can help! Links
Terms&Conditions This website has been designed for Firefox Design by Trollsplatterer (©2014)

Game Maker

This website contains various examples and tutorials for Game Maker game design.

For those who have no clue as to what Game Maker is, I'll explain here. Game Maker is a program to create games, you didn't see that one coming, did you? You don't have to know how to program, though. It has a nice Drag and Drop-interface which is easy to learn and a simple help-file. You create a game using images, sounds and movement. If you wish to know more about this, please visit YoYo Games.


New examples

Uploaddate Rating Downloads Title Type Comments
2012-10-19 625 Textbox scripts download
by Andrew Cay
M81-file PRO
22kB
This example allows you to create textboxes with the simple call of a script. You can either use manual dimensions, or you can use those of the sprite of the current object to convert this object into a textbox.
2012-07-22 775 Multi Texture 3D Cubes download GM7/8 PRO
20kB
This example shows you how to make cubes with 6 different textures, one for each side. It contains a script which can easily be copied into your game.
2012-01-26 893 Area Of Effect download GM7/8
213kB
This example shows how to create a blast radius (or Area Of Effect) to hit multiple objects in the proximity of an explosion. The example assumes that the origin of your sprite is located at the centre, so that the distance between the blast and the items can be measured as the distance between the two objects.
2011-07-22 1070 Car Physics download
by HippoGames
GM7/8 PRO
459kB
This example shows how to make skid-marks with a car. The skid-marks are objects which fade out and self-destruct. Pro is required for the use of image_angle, which can be replaced with rotating subimages of the car- and skid-sprites (not explained in the example).
2011-07-22 1012 Car Drift download
by GOPHER GAMES
M81-file PRO
13kB
This top-down example shows how to make a car create tire-marks when accelerating, breaking and turning. It uses a surface to reduce the amount of objects in the room. The disadvantage is that this might not work well for very large rooms.
2011-07-22 1023 Shooting download
by Bebop
GM7/8
16kB
This GM8.0 example explains how to make a character fire a bullet towards the nearest enemy. It's a platform-game and the system works with GML-code.
2011-03-26 1095 Single Script Game download
by Jack Oatley
GM7/8
11kB
This example shows how to make a game without using GM's internal step-system. The Instance Create event of the object obj_game contains a loop which is repeated until the game ends. Advanced knowledge of GML is required for this way of programming.
2011-03-26 1067 DLL Timer download
by Jack Oatley
ZIP-file PRO
54kB
This example shows the use of a DLL to get exact timing difference between two steps. This is used in this example to make a game room_speed independent.

Popular examples

Uploaddate Rating Downloads Title Type Comments
2008-03-31 11306 Game Maker Language (GML) download PDF-file
301kB
This is an introduction to the Game Maker Language. If you're interested in using code, but you don't know where to start, this may be a useful text to you.
2007-12-02 3157 Health download ZIP-file
469kB
Health is used in almost every game. But in most games, you also need to show this health. This is very easy in GM, until you try to apply it to multiple instances. The predefined health in GM is a global variable. It can't be used for more than one character. This tutorial tells you how to get it right.
2009-09-11 1941 Online Scoreboard download ZIP-file PRO
445kB
This tutorial shows how to make an online scoreboard with Game Maker. It uses 39DLL.dll to connect with your website and it uses two PHP-pages. One to post the score online and one to show the scoreboard in your website.
2009-12-10 1913 3D Platform View download
by UKGameDev
GM7/8 PRO
20kB
This example shows how to make a 3D-style platformer. It uses 2D sprites, but it uses 3D elements to give the platformer a 3D effect. Unfortunately 3D effects require GM PRO. It's been designed by FGS_HURRICANE, though I did add some extra features to it.
2009-05-25 1862 Motion Blur download
by NessXX
GM7/8
31kB
This is an example, made by NessXX, to show how to make an object look blurry when it's moving.

Tutorials

Tutorials are files or collections of files with a lot more information about a subject. It's not just an example, it's a document, or it is guided by a document which explains how to handle something.

Uploaddate Rating Downloads Title Type Comments
2008-03-31 11306 Game Maker Language (GML) download PDF-file
301kB
This is an introduction to the Game Maker Language. If you're interested in using code, but you don't know where to start, this may be a useful text to you.
2011-03-05 1327 GML intro download
by NpN Games
EXE-file
2919kB
This is a tutorial for basic GML programming in Game Maker 8. It's an executable which functions as an e-reader, it'll explain the basic GML commands in a few steps.
2011-03-05 1299 GML semi advanced download
by NpN Games
EXE-file
8265kB
This is a tutorial for more advanced GML programming in Game Maker 8. It's an executable which functions as an e-reader. Please check out the GML intro tutorial by NpN Games before running this tutorial.
2007-12-02 3157 Health download ZIP-file
469kB
Health is used in almost every game. But in most games, you also need to show this health. This is very easy in GM, until you try to apply it to multiple instances. The predefined health in GM is a global variable. It can't be used for more than one character. This tutorial tells you how to get it right.
2009-09-11 1941 Online Scoreboard download ZIP-file PRO
445kB
This tutorial shows how to make an online scoreboard with Game Maker. It uses 39DLL.dll to connect with your website and it uses two PHP-pages. One to post the score online and one to show the scoreboard in your website.
2011-02-13 1061 Parents download
by Bebop
GM7/8
463kB
This is a tutorial about how, why, and when to use parents. Made by Bebop (YYG alias: SnakeSkinCreations). This tutorial was made in GM8, so it's GM7 incompatible.