Written by Mark Overmars
Jan 16, 2002: Added a tutorial on isometric games.
Did you always want to design computer games but don't you want to spend a lot of time learning to become a programmer? Then you came to the right place. Game Maker is a program that allows you to make exciting computer games without the need to write a single line of code. Using easy to learn drag-and-drop actions you can make professional looking games in little time. Games with backgrounds, animated graphics, music and sound effects. And once you get more experienced there is a built-in programming language that gives you full flexibility. What is best, Game Maker can be used completely free of charge. And you can use the games you produced in any way you like. You can even sell them!
Game Maker comes with a collection of freeware images and sounds to get you started. Also there are a number of example games. These are mainly provided as examples and not as full-blown games. Here you see some pictures of the interface and some included games. For a look at what is possible with Game Maker see the Games Page.
DownloadingGame Maker runs under windows 95, 98, 2000 or ME. To download your free copy of Game Maker go to the Download Page.
Games createdA number of people have created games with Game Maker. Some of the best you find on the Games Page.
The new version 4 of Game Maker is not compatible with previous versions. If you are still using the older version adn don't want to upgrade, or if you have some games created with version 3, check out the Old Version Page.
If you have questions about Game Maker or if you want to share your tips, games, etc. you can use the Game Maker Forum. Here there are many people that are willing to help you.