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GameMaker Programming By Example by Steven Isaacs, Brian Christian

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Chapter 3. Introducing the GameMaker Language

This chapter will introduce you to the GameMaker Language, which is the way that developers who use GameMaker: Studio explore its full possibilities and can directly program their games in a more authentic programming environment. We will focus on GameMaker Language (GML) for the remainder of this book. The previous chapter taught drag and drop programming to provide some familiarity with the GameMaker: Studio environment and provide a base game to model for this chapter. The first chapter taught many different basic aspects of programming in GameMaker, such as input, collision, variables, and more. Few people interested in making advanced games continue to work exclusively in the drag and drop environment, ...

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