GameMaker Studio 2

GameMaker Studio 2for Windows

By YoYo Games Ltd (Free to try)
Rating
4.6
Download for Windows
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Joel Miller
Joel Miller
Appsitory Reviewer

Unleash your creativity

GameMaker Studio 2 is a valuable tool for novice developers. It has a proprietary store of ready-made sprites, soundtracks, graphic cards, animation objects, and more. Using this engine as a constructor, you cannot focus on "pure" programming. This game builder is multiplatform and is also available for Windows. We will tell you more about it.

What is this program used for?

GameMaker Studio 2 for Windows was designed to create only 2D games. 3D graphics are also available but not of the best quality. Therefore, it is better to choose a different toolkit for 3D games.

GameMaker Studio 2 allows you to simulate games for various popular platforms, such as Windows, Linux, macOS, Android, and iOS, for game consoles and even just for the web. This engine is easy to master, so it is suitable for novice indie developers and professional game makers.

An excellent tool for beginners

A developer with minimal programming skills can understand this engine. If you have a good game idea and the ambitions of a fantastic game developer, this tool will make those dreams come true. You can create a full-fledged 2D game without writing a single line of code or script.

If you decide to start game development, there is no sense in buying an expensive tool for game development because it may be useless if you don't like the process. GameMaker Studio 2 is the right tool to test this niche.

Great potential for professional developers

This engine is designed not only for novice developers. Of course, it has a graphical editor to study the drag-and-drop feature. Still, it has a proprietary programming language similar to Delphi and something in common with JavaScript and Pascal.

Therefore, there are limitless possibilities to simulate gaming masterpieces for those who understand what programming is and are ready to learn the programming language of the engine. It is possible to act in any situation in a game using programming skills, while you can't do that with the help of a graphical editor.

Strengths and weaknesses

GameMaker Studio 2 for Windows has advantages and disadvantages, like any programming tool. The benefits are the following:

  • A graphical interface allows you to create games without writing scripts;

  • Cross-platform: it is possible to simulate games for different operating systems in one tool;

  • A free test period lets you try this tool and decide if it is worth paying off;

  • A proprietary programming language that has much in common with other popular languages, so it is easy to learn;

  • You can configure integration with Steam;

  • You can configure integration with many websites for game distribution;

  • A proprietary store of ready-made solutions, such as sprites, animations, elements, etc., for game development;

  • A multilingual interface;

  • Detailed official documentation;

  • A large community where you can find an answer to any question about creating a game.

Among the disadvantages there are:

  • The poor quality of 3D games, so the engine is not suitable for them;

  • Games created with GameMaker Studio 2 cannot be transferred to other engines. For example, if you want to share your game with Unity, you won't be able to do so.

Conclusions

GameMaker Studio 2 for Windows is a tool for creating uncomplicated 2D games. You won't be able to create a cool 3D project to conquer the game world with its graphics. It would be best if you had an excellent tool and a great team of developers to make a fantastic game. For more accessible games, all you need is you and GameMaker Studio 2.


Pros
  • Many features for creating games
  • Easy to master
  • Cross-platform
  • User-friendly interface
Cons
  • It is not suitable for creating 3D games

More info

LAST UPDATED:
2022-11-19
DEVELOPER:
YoYo Games Ltd
VERSION:
2022.9.1.51
FILE SIZE:
112.73 MB
DOWNLOADS:
13
OPERATING SYSTEM:
Windows
FILENAME:
GameMaker-Installer-2022.9.1.51.exe
MD5 CHECKSUM:
995d04c92cf060efb25b58b08a15f251
SHA256 CHECKSUM:
13606cd9ec96b7df9dc3a71b3e17a47dff488a52aa575d462520146bc0b1ba23

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