Learn how to use GameMaker: Studio and its interface using Packt’s new video

May 2014 | Open Source, Web Graphics & Video

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new video course Building a 2D Game with GameMaker: Studio. This course focuses on mastering the advanced concepts within GameMaker: Studio. The duration of the video course is 2 hours and 13 minutes and it is competitively priced at $23.99.

About the Author:

Nathan Auckett is an advanced Game Maker user and has been using the software for five years. He started using Game Maker during its seventh version and ever since has been using the built-in programming language to create his own games. In 2012 he began creating small tutorials on various topics in Game Maker and has created over 30 tutorials.

This course is a step-by-step guide that will showcase GameMaker: Studio and Game Maker Language (GML) through a series of small, practical examples. These examples consist of concise videos that demonstrate the essential programming techniques and concepts that are needed to get started in game development. It begins with an overview of the interface, and steadily works towards building a platformer with all the usual trimmings such as a score counter, health monitor, enemies, and even artificial intelligence.

Building a 2D Game with GameMaker: Studio will demonstrate everything from the main interface and programming, to creating artificial intelligence, teaching readers everything they need to know in order to create their own games in GameMaker: Studio. Viewers will also learn about things such as animating sprites, using objects, best practices when creating resources, and much more, all of which leads up to creating a platformer game. A sample clip of the video course can be found by visiting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8Ae8q4Bkxo.

Building a 2D Game with GameMaker: Studio covers the following topics:

1. The GameMaker: Studio Interface [28:19 minutes]

2. The Basics of Game Maker Language [20:07 minutes]

3. Creating Objects and Assigning Properties [08:03 minutes]

4. Basic Animation [04:46 minutes]

5. Movement and Object Interaction [10:42 minutes]

6. Advanced Movement [22:33 minutes]

7. Implementing Gameplay Features [19:31 minutes]

8. Creating a Simple AI [19:10 minutes]

Packt Publishing has also released the following video courses:

Learning Apache Maven 3

Beginning Yii

CryENGINE SDK Game Programming Essentials

About Packt:

Packt is one of the most prolific and fastest-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books now focus on practicality, recognizing that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. A digitally-focused business model allows Packt to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.


Building a 2D Game with GameMaker: Studio [Video]
Learn how to use GameMaker: Studio and its interface

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