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One of the easiest ways to improve yourknowledge of Game Maker and discovernew possibilities is to use examples.Examples are a great way to includeextra features in your game or todiscover new ways of creating things.This month I am looking at some of thegreat places to find the examples youneed.
Know what you’re looking for? GM
Tutorials has a group of creators whoconstantly add to the list of examples onthe site. There are currently over 200examples and tutorials ranging from RTSexamples to fog or even a scroll barexample. Just go to the site and have alook.The tutorials are handier for novices asthey provide a bit of a walk through togo with any examples that they mayinclude with the tutorial.
http://xrl.us/simondonkersSo what if you want complete gameexamples? Check Simon Donkers out.His site has a complete collection of fullworking game examples created inGM5 and 6 including breakout, snake,Pacman and more. There are also a few
examples that aren’t full game
examples there as well.
No it’s not the GM Resource, its GM
Resources; the key difference being the
plural on the end… Although this sitedoesn’t have truck loads of examples itis slowly growing as it’s a user based
submission site that has many usersubmitted examples; many of thosebeing 3D examples.As the site is user submission basedsome examples may be lower qualitythan others so check any feedbackbefore downloading (if the example hasbeen reviewed or rated).
Still can’t find what you want?
GameMakerResource.com has links toplenty of other Game Maker sites withexamples for you to download; so if you
can’t find what you want here, jump on
there and browse the rest of the sites inour listing.Remember as with all resources to givecredit where credit is due. Creatorsdeserve credit for their time and effort.
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