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GameMaker Essentials by Nathan Auckett

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Drag and drop

One of the things GameMaker is well known for is the ability to create a game without the need to actually program anything. This is done using the drag and drop action in GameMaker.

A drag and drop action is essentially a piece of code that allows you to fill in the blanks with a user-friendly interface. It makes it easy for even someone with no programming knowledge at all to make a game.

To learn more about this, we are going to create a small game that will have the player move an object around the screen. For this, we are going to be using events and drag and drop actions.

We are going to need a new project for this. If GameMaker is not already open, open it and go to the New tab on the start screen. Name the project Drag and Drop-Movement ...

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