Game Creation Tools Classification

Game Maker 5.0 Mark Overmars (Netherlands), The Game Maker Company (Netherlands), 2003 Download it Now !




Create new autonomous games :
  • Initial state (levels...)
  • visual editor
  • Input methods
  • keyboard
  • mouse
  • Rules of the game
  • visual editor
  • proprietary script language
  • Output (graphics, sounds...)
  • import (images, sounds...)
  • visual editor
  • 2D display

Targeted genres :
Any videogame genre

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Game Maker 5.0 GAME MAKER
version 5.2

written by Mark Overmars

Writing computer games normally is a lot of work
and requires skill in programming. So wouldn't it
be nice if you could make your own games in an
easy way? GAME MAKER was written to do just that.
It allows you to make all sorts of 2-dimensional
games using some simple clicking and drag-and-drop
with your mouse. But even though it is simple to use,
GAME MAKER allows you to make appealing games, with
animated graphics, backgrounds, sounds, etc. And
with its built-in programming language the
possibilities are infinite.

GAME MAKER comes with a collection of freeware
images and sounds to get you started. Also there
are a number of example games, in particular
versions of popular games like Pacman and 1945.

A modern PC (Pentium or higher) running Windows'98,
ME, XP, NT4 or 2000 is required. After installation
the program uses about 10 MB disk space. The program
requires at least 65000 colors (high color, 16-bit).
It requires at least 800x600 screen resolution.
DirectX 5 or higher is required (not included).

To install GAME MAKER simply run gmaker.exe.
Installation creates an entry in the Start menu from
which you can run the program or read the documentation.
You can uninstall the program in the Configuation panel.

If you are currently using version 3 or 4 of GAME MAKER,
this version will remain available and can be used for
your old games. If you use version 5.0 or 5.1 you better
uninstall it first. Version 5.2 is fully compatible
with version 5.1 but cannot read games created with
version 4 or earlier. (A conversion program for
version 4 games is available from the website.)

See the enclosed license file for information on
distributing the games you create with it.

Developing GAME MAKER does cost time and money.
You are strongly encouraged to register the
program. Registration will unlock a number
of advanced features and remove pop-up messages.
See the item Registration in the Help
menu for details.

After installation you should have the following files
in the directory C:\Program Files\Game_Maker5:

Game_Maker.exe the Game Maker
rundata a file used for creating stand-alone games
gm_readme.txt this file
gm_license.txt license information
gm_changes.txt changes with the previous versions
Game_Maker.hlp game maker help file
Game_Maker.cnt contents file for the help file
lib folder that contains the action libraries
Examples folder that contains some example games
Sprites folder containing freeware sprites
Backgrounds folder containing freeware backgrounds
Sounds folder containing freeware sounds


Distribution : Internet - Commercial - Free
Platform(s) of the tool : PC (Windows)
Platform(s) of the games created : PC (Windows)