GameMaker – Starters Guide

Dont expect much from this, this is a short how to guide on how to place a few objects.

How to Start

Sidebar

This contains where you put sprites, objects, etc. You can delete the folders as you can just make more later.

You can right click to make sprites, scripts, Objects, etc.

It also contains rooms where you can put objects, btw make one now.

Objects

If you made one, you can make a sprite too (or import one), which i wont go into detail about because screw sprites.

You’ll see a namebar, a sprite selecter, and a code adder, you can add code, then chose gml or gmv (gamemaker visual). Names and sprites are… names and sprites.

Rooms

If you made a few objects with sprites, then click the room and edit the properties (steal code from the official tutorials), then drag and drop the object into the room.

This is where the player sees the game. Also you can now test the game with f5 or just clicking play

A Few Tips

You can change the game browsing window thing to a official app by clicking the corner target button in the top right corner so you can develop offline.

Read the tutorials and stuff, especially the space rocks game because it gives a few hours of fun in school (its called homebrew ♥♥♥).

Get it on steam so you dont need to connect your card info when getting a basic license for publishing.

Do not immediately get Gamemaker 2, Gamemaker 1 is fine get it once you get better.

Jan Bonkoski
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A lifelong gamer Jan Bakowski, also known as Lazy Dice, was always interested in gaming and writing. He lives in Poland (Wrocław). His passion for games began with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the Nintendo 64 back in 1998. Proud owner of Steam Deck, which has become his primary gaming platform. He’s been making guides since 2012. Sharing his gaming experience with other players has become not only his hobby but also his job.

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