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Feel confident and learn faster with this extensive book on GameMaker Studio's scripting language.
Feel confident and learn faster with this extensive book on GameMaker Studio's scripting language.
Feel confident and learn faster with this extensive book on GameMaker Studio's scripting language.
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Are you ready to build your world? GameMaker Studio (download free here) is a professional development engine used to build games like Hyper Light Drifter, Risk of Rain, Valdis Story, and many more.

These great games show the power of this tool but the very best part of GameMaker Studio is that it's one of the best places for new indie game developers to begin their journey. It is where I started and I have loved every second of it. Helping you on this journey is my goal with this book.

Don't waste time searching through hundreds--if not thousands--of different sources to get the knowledge you need to create your game.

Why hasn't someone done this before? I've been looking for a detailed book on GameMaker Language all my life and there just isn't one out there. I've bought and read many of the current titles that exist and they have never filled my need to completely understand GameMaker Language.

Here is a screenshot of one of the chapters I have already written.

[Pre-First Draft Screenshot]

Each chapter in the book will feature extensive descriptions and real in-game examples of the different aspects of GameMaker Language. There will also be links to video tutorials of me stepping you through each line of the more difficult concepts.

Here is the main structure of the book. I would like to add more to this in future updates. *All future updates to the book will be free for backers who pledge $25 or more.

This book is not my first experience teaching GameMaker Language. I am currently running a Youtube channel where I make tutorial videos about GameMaker. Here are some comments from my amazing viewers!

"Your enthusiasm and energy towards game development is inspiring. You always sound so excited about teaching us." - Parker Burns

"Thanks so much for your tutorials, they are easily the most entertaining and educational on Youtube." - Simon Ulander

"I love your tutorials and they have helped me so much since I started Game Maker." - Tigerz

"Hi! I must say that your videos are the best videos about game maker among all that I've found." - Don Geritch

"I've always wanted to create an RPG and you've really got me going man! I really look forward to future tutorials from you, will be waiting eagerly!" - Anton Bergenudd

Here is a list of all the different rewards you will receive if you decide to support this project!

This $5 reward includes a downloadable bookmark image that you can print, laminate, and then use for all your GameMaker Language studies!

This $25 reward includes the bookmark reward, the PDF download of GameMaker Language: An In-Depth Guide, and a free pass to ALL future updates to the PDF version of the book. There is also a First Draft version of this pledge available if you simply add $5.

This $60 reward includes a color printed hardcover copy of GameMaker Language: An In-Depth Guide and all previous rewards. For $20 more, we can ship outside the US. 

I appreciate your support! Pledge today and take a step towards creating that game you have always wanted to make!

    Credits

  • The great music in the video was written by my good friend B5cully check out his SoundCloud
  • The amazing video was directed and edited by Donovan Anderson
  • My reddit username is uheartbeast. Hello /r/indiegaming mods.

Risks and challenges

There are always risks and challenges associated with projects like this. There will be stressful days. There will be unforeseen problems. I'm expecting them.

My strongest ally during these next few months will be my dedication and passion for this project. I've been putting every moment into expanding my knowledge of GameMaker Language. I will overcome every difficulty that arises and I will teach correct principles and practices along the way.

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