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GameMaker: Studio For Dummies by Michael Rohde

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Introduction

My interest in GameMaker: Studio started in the summer of 2013. I was scrolling through Twitter when a buddy of mine mentioned using GameMaker to make a game. So, of course, I had to check it out. I was immediately hooked on the idea of creating games without needing to know how to code. I read through some of the tutorials and got a couple of basic games to work, and soon enough I found myself coding. From there, it was only a matter of time before I realized that I wanted to write a book on GameMaker: Studio.

I hope you’re as excited as I am about creating video games. This book provides a ton of procedures on how to do everything from creating basic movements to creating some very special effects. I also provide overview concepts on how different parts of the game fit together. My hope is that you take the concepts you learn here and apply them to your own game. Who knows? Maybe one day we’ll be playing each other’s games on our favorite consoles and devices.

About This Book

This book shows you how to make video games, quickly and easily. You make games geared toward PC and mobile devices with the possibility of expanding to consoles. You create different effects that you can apply to your own games. You find out all about Events and Actions and Sprites and Objects and Instances and Scripts and Rooms and Targets… . I could go on and on. There is an absolute ton of information packed into these pages.

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