Game Maker is a popular game creation tool that allows games to be created using a simple drag-and-drop interface, so you don’t need to have any prior coding experience. It even includes an optional programming language for adding advanced features to your games. In this sample chapter from The Gamemaker’s Apprentice: Game Development for Beginners, learn how to use Game Maker to create a flying-planes cooperative game, i.e. a game that require players to cooperate in order to achieve a common goal. First, consolidate your understanding of variables in Game Maker, a simple concept that provides a very powerful mechanism for creating more interesting gameplay. Then, master the use of time lines, useful for controlling the order of different events over the course of a game. Detailed instructions and screenshots guide you through the entire process of creating a sample game, and suggestions for creating more advanced game features are also included.
Title: The Gamemaker’s Apprentice: Game Development for Beginners
Published: June 2006
Authors: Jacob Habgood, Mark Overmars
Chapter: Chapter 9: Cooperative Games: Flying Planes
Published by Apress
Source: Design a cooperative software game with the Game Maker game creation tool
Originally published on Tue, 19 Dec 2006 15:40:34 GMT