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The Game Maker’s Companion: Game Development: The Journey Continues by Jacob Hagbood, Kevin Crossley, Martin Rijks, Nana Nielsen

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Introduction

Game Maker has become an extremely popular tool for beginners wanting to take their first steps into game development. This is hardly surprising, as its intuitive drag-and-drop programming system makes it very easy to start creating your own simple games. It's also possible to make very professional-looking games using Game Maker, and you've probably already come across some impressive offerings made with it on the YoYo Games web site. Nonetheless, it's not always easy for users to see how they can make that leap into creating more professional games for themselves—and that is exactly what this book is for.

We're focusing on creating platform games this time around, but the development principles you'll learn are applicable to other ...

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