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Andrew Quartley
· January 15, 2018
Gamemaker is a good software ideal for people just starting out in 2d gamemaking. It is by far the best software where you don't actually need to code to make games. However, if you have experience of... making games then its best to look elsewhere at other software like Unity. Compared to other game making software e.g. unreal, unity, Gamemaker is considerably less powerful and has a lot less features. It is also extremely difficult and very hard to make 3d games with it, they charge a huge amount of money to make games to android or apple whereas on unity you can do it for free. Overall, if you want to make your first video game then download and learn this software. See More
Ned Mcl
· January 20, 2018
I have no major complaints as I actually have three license one from humble bundle and one from before that when it was on sale as well. So all in all 2 license for 1.4 and one for GM2. For the money's a great software for the money that I payed at the time. Many people point to Unity as the go to software, I say if your software is not 3d then why use a software that was not specifically made to handle 2D same in verse, If your game is 3d then navigate to Unity. The major difficulty, which was no fault to yoyogames was the android setup, GOOD GOD that was tedious and frustrating, once setup it's a breeze to export to android . Where I hit Yoyo games is their training ... damn where are your books damn it. I had to first get a Dummies book as heck I was and still am a dummie. Yes your help is helpful if you know what you are looking for but certainly useless if you don't understand terms. I had to get my knowledge from Udemy namely Benjamin from heartbeast and several other Youtuber videos and written materials Mainly if you don't give to shits for the drag and drop method which I so detest. Game make Language is the way to go. I do see that recently they have been placing some learning video etc. GM2 seems like a great step with it's tools and such and I may eventually utilize it on my next games.
Regardless this a decent software with excellent functions and so on. Great as a starter and then well you can move on to bigger boy toys after.
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Jeremy Senh
· January 8, 2018
I loved GameMaker until GameMaker Studio 2 came out. Everything was different and I missed GameMaker 1.4. I was used to 1.4 and I had 1.4 and a license for it. I learned how to use it and I took lesso...ns for 1.4. Unfortunately, I accidentally broke my computer with the 1.4 in it when GameMaker Studio 2 came out and somehow I lost my license for 1.4. I heard when you download the beta version of GameMaker 2, you can get a free GMS 1.4 license. I thought that getting GMS 2 Beta would get me back my license for 1.4. So I did download the beta version and I didn't get the license. I’m still working on a game on GameMaker 1.4 and I can’t make it on GameMaker 2. I found a download link for GMS 1.4 on the YoYo Games website. I downloaded it and I tried to put my account in. It worked but a message popped up saying that I don't have a license for GMS 1.4. I'm also in a educational program/competition called TSA (Technology Students Association) which one event uses GMS or other video game engines to make an educational game. I was about to use it but like I said before, I broke my computer and lost my license. Now I can't make the game with GMS 1.4 at home and someone else is making it. Disappointing. I talked with my adviser and he said to contact YoYo Games. I haven't done that yet but hopefully, I'll contact them and get my license back. Right now, I'm keeping this as 3 stars. If this is resolved, I'll change this to a positive review and make it 5 stars. But I'm very frustrated with YoYo Games and how people are forced to use GMS 2 instead of GMS 1.4 or older if they are either new or don't have a license for GMS 1.4 or older. If YoYo Games is reading this, please reply back if I can get my license for 1.4 back. See More
Dom Skoooch
· February 8, 2018
Absolute garbage. Hardcore legacy Game Maker 8 user and have tried both studio 1.4 and studio 2. They will NOT import your hard work properly or at all. Applications freeze and have no output (I'm a 24 core 64GB RAM systems so YES I can enough horsepower to run). Freeze, crash, repeat. No love for classic users and like usual has a bullshit greedy high price tag. See More
Raúl Villar Ramos
· January 9, 2018
Very nice software, i start use it 10 years ago, but only is good for 2D games or isometric :)
If you wanna make any 3D will be very hard and dont works very good.
Slavik Gruzdev
· November 29, 2017
Latest build keeps crashing on me and wont even open at all! I opened a support ticket with yoyo games and it's been over a week with any answer, not even an option to download a previous build. Poor Service!
Kartikey Soni
· December 14, 2017
The best tool for Game Development. GameMaker is my childhood, it has always been a part of my life and still is.
Looking forward to start my journey as a Indie GameDev using GameMaker.
Chris Troso
· January 5, 2017
GMS2 is accessible, powerful, flexible and affordable. The Drag and Drop scripting option is excellent for visual thinkers and people looking to learn how to code. The ability to preview and convert ...visual scripts to code highly accelerates learning and gives you extra power and flexibility when you are ready for it and need it.

I've tried several other engines over the years and nothing came remotely close, they were all too limited or too frustrating to work with. For individuals and small teams looking to create professional, 2D, indie games, I can't think of a better choice than GMS2.
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Emmanuel Cerrafon Jr.
· December 8, 2017
it's the best in steam check it out. it's just like phooshop and gamemaker.
Daisuke Ichihashi
· January 7, 2018
GMS2 is great development environment for 2D games. Coding work is comfortable.
Brandon Little
· April 19, 2016
I tried other packages and ended up coming back to Game Maker. It's easy to get into but offers plenty of depth for you to fully master. At this point in my experience, I can prototype a game in an hour. My biggest tip: you get out of it what you put in. See More
Sambhav Mahajan
· November 16, 2017
Yo yo games make my dream true when i was of 11 i maked my first game. Realy appreciate your work. Keep it up.
Harley Richard Smith
· December 23, 2017
Love your gms2 and i am currently making my 1st original game as a click story based game
Tudor Axinte
· November 1, 2017
Programming at its best, if you want something done right go with GM:S
Kenneth Burkhart
· November 20, 2016
Well, I'm not sure what Ross there is complaining about. Builds go plenty fast for me. It is true that it doesn't have "insta" test like I've seen in other engines, but overall build times aren't al...l that bad. GMS1 was much better than GM8 and before, with the addition of shaders being one of my favorite features besides the multiple platform exporting. And about has lots of features that GMS1 does not. New features range from a great auto-tiling system to an engine that runs faster for everyone I've seen do any tests on it, and then you get a much nicer image editor as well. I wouldn't call that "fucking 99$ for nothing" but that's just me. And there are many other features that I haven't even mentioned. See More
Ross Berman
· November 2, 2016
was using game maker for years now (started with v5.0) but by the time this game engine (if you could call it one) have added nothing new.
I have game maker studio license and was using it for a while... but it's just worse then game maker 8 pro.
I somehow slower and takes why too much time to build project (using i7-6700k with 16gb ddr4 ram) and now they show their new game maker 2 (lol) with nothing new again, even more bugs (using you for free as bug tester) and asking for fucking 99$ for nothing.
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David Batty
· April 10, 2017
Yoyo Games are an excellent company with excellent games design software in the form of Gamemaker Studio.

I have used their software for many years and am always amazed at the quality and depth of t...he product. See More
Robert Gąsiorowski
· February 26, 2016
In this year there was a major IDE lag, texture group issue, object duplication bug, save system destroyed my project, and now var = !var is NOT working properly! It's embarrassing!! I would love to ...make my entire project in the one stable version without updating anything, but I cant remember any working one.. There was always something that I had to use and it was broken.

To be honest. This engine is pretty good, but it's developed by a very incompetent team. I don't have time for this nonsense. Make one stable version, test it, and upload it. I'm forced to make an updates because of your unreasonable behavior.

I was super patient. But you don't respect us. I don't believe you do, because I can't use this !var properly.. this is the most basic thing EVER. I regret that I chose your tool for my project. Simplicyty of GM:S was an advantage but today you're making my work harder than it should be. And by today I mean past few months. 3/5 but now it's closer to 2 than 4.
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George Chokhonelidze
· July 21, 2016
After last update (which was long time ago) APK-s fail to run on Android devices. Nobody cares to fix issues. We have game but have to throw it away. So my 1 star is here.
Ken Beninghaus
· September 10, 2016
Fun and easy to use just point and click and if wanted code you game and export it to where you want totally awesome
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