Tutorials

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These tutorials are all for Game Maker. The tutorials should help you start building games with the software and learn how the scripting works.

NOTE:
Tutorials are slowly being reformatted to look neater.
This means some tutorials look poorly formatted.


Movement

Simple Movement
Learn how to move a character up, down, left and right with the keyboard.

Walls
Learn how to add walls in your game and stop characters going past them.

Platform Movement
Learn how to make a basic platform game with gravity and jumping.

Double Jump
Learn how to make your character perform a double jump.

Springs
Learn how to make springs for your character to jump on.

Ladders
Learn how to make your character climb up and down ladders.

Variables, Score, Health and Lives

Adding Lives to your Game
Learn how to add lives to your game.

Drawing a Percentage Bar
Learn how to make a function that can be used to draw the value of a variable such as health.

Views and Display

Changing Sprites
Learn how to make your character face the way it is moving by changing sprites.

Cameras
Learn how to add a camera to your level and make it follow your character.

Drawing onto the View
Learn how draw the lives, health, ammo onto the screen when you have a camera.

Change Camera Target
Learn how to change what object your camera follows.

Enemies

Basic Enemy Movement
Learn how to make a simple enemy with movement in your game.

Enemies that follow like Ghosts
Learn how to make an enemy that follows you in any direction.

Enemies that follow Horizontally
Learn how to make an enemy that follows you left or right.

Enemies that face Character Direction
Learn how to make an enemy change sprite if it is going left or right.

Enemies with Health
Learn how to give your enemy health.

Weapons and Ammo

Bullets
Learn how to make your character fire bullets.

Basic Ammo
Learn how to limit how many bullets your character can fire.

Super Mario Style Fire Ball
Learn how to make fire balls similar to those in Super Mario Bros.

Cursor Aiming
Learn how to make your character shoot towards the mouse cursor.

Weapon Inventory
Learn how to make a full weapons inventory, each weapon has it's own ammo.

Misc

Countdown Timer
Learn how to make a timer countdown on your level.

Buttons
Learn how to make a title screen with a start button.