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The Game Maker’s Apprentice: Game Development for Beginners by Mark Overmars, Jacob Habgood

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Chapter 3. More Actions: A Galaxy of Possibilities

We hope you enjoyed making Evil Clutches and that it gave you a sense of how easy Game Maker is to use. However, you can achieve so much with a bit more knowledge, so let's move on to our second project and do something a little more adventurous.

Designing the Game: Galactic Mail

As before, it helps to set out a brief description of the game we want to create. We'll call this game Galactic Mail because it's about delivering mail in space. Here's the design:

You play an intergalactic mail carrier who must deliver mail to a number of inhabited moons. He must safely steer a course from moon to moon while avoiding dangerous asteroids. The mail carrier is paid for each delivery he makes, but pay is deducted ...

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