Thursday, June 25, 2009

STARTING WITH GAMEMAKER 7.0

GAMEMAKER 7.0

I got inspired to try out GAMEMAKER 7.0 after skirting through the wonderful book by Jacob Habgood and Mark Overmars.

Fig 1 . The Game Maker's Apprentice

GAMEMAKER reduced the 'coding' aspects and allows creation of games using GUI. Excellent software ! in some beginnner's pursuit I was able to create game snippets similar to PAC-MAN and SUPER-MARIO. The software is also supported by GAME MAKER LANGUAGE (GML) which is similar to Java/C++.

Fig 2. Game snippet similar to SUPER-MARIO. The 'mushrooms' add life and energy whilst the 'snakes' reduces it.

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Video 1. Game snippet similar to SUPER-MARIO

Fig 3. GML 'Hello World'

Fig 4. GML 'Hello World' script

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