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GameMaker: Studio 100 Programming Challenges

Book Description

Push your GameMaker programming skills to the edge with 100 programming challenges using the popular GameMaker: Studio and GML. Each challenge includes an outline of the challenge, a scoring and time guide, useful GML code, and a working example provided in GMZ format. For more advanced programmers, each challenge comes with an additional task to complete.

Think you're a good GameMaker game application developer or programmer? Think again with this awesome book!

What You'll Learn

  • Upgrade your skills with each specific game application coding challenge

  • Create many different game events, action or scenarios

  • Code for many different kinds of game applications or themes from space to adventure to sports to fantasy

Who This Book Is For

GameMaker and GameMaker: Studio users and coders.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Frontmatter
  3. 1. Maths Bar Graph
  4. 2. Draggable and Movable Object
  5. 3. Room Fade In and Out Transition
  6. 4. Typewriter Text Effect
  7. 5. Audio Volume Change Based on Distance
  8. 6. Move Object to Position Using Path
  9. 7. Make the Screen Shake
  10. 8. Create Snow Effect
  11. 9. Password Easter Egg
  12. 10. Follow Two Objects in View
  13. 11. High / Low Number Game
  14. 12. Calculate the Average Position of Two Clicks
  15. 13. Retrieve Text File from Web and Save Locally
  16. 14. Shuffle Pack of Playing Cards and Deal 5
  17. 15. Reverse Sentence Order
  18. 16. Rotate and Move Object to Mouse Position
  19. 17. Firework Display Using Effects
  20. 18. Random Sentence Generator
  21. 19. Pop-Up RPG Style Text Box
  22. 20. Room Wrapping
  23. 21. Sprite Shadow
  24. 22. Make a Jukebox Player for Four Songs
  25. 23. Scrolling Credits
  26. 24. Random Dice Roller
  27. 25. Substitution Cipher
  28. 26. Save Highscore to INI
  29. 27. Spawn Point
  30. 28. Dictionary Check
  31. 29. Draw Text with Shadow
  32. 30. Classic Brick and Ball Game Remake
  33. 31. Fire Projectile
  34. 32. World Clock
  35. 33. Text-Based Quiz
  36. 34. Onscreen Keyboard
  37. 35. Create a Drivable Tank That Leaves Tyre Tracks
  38. 36. Parallax Background
  39. 37. Click the Ghost
  40. 38. Particle Fire Effect
  41. 39. Bubble Sort
  42. 40. Unlockable Levels Select Screen
  43. 41. Moon Lander AI
  44. 42. Dodge the Barrels
  45. 43. Convert Celsius to Fahrenheit
  46. 44. Dart Board Game
  47. 45. Calculate BMI
  48. 46. Colour Picker
  49. 47. 10 Green Bottles
  50. 48. English to Morse Code
  51. 49. Blitz Game Remake
  52. 50. Mini Golf Game Remake
  53. 51. Rock, Paper, Scissors Game Remake
  54. 52. Health Based on Distance
  55. 53. Tank Trax Game Remake
  56. 54. Two Separate Views
  57. 55. Word Typing Game
  58. 56. Destructible Terrain
  59. 57. Duck Hunt Game Remake
  60. 58. Keep Player in View
  61. 59. Fizz Buzz
  62. 60. Calculate Numbers
  63. 61. Particle Trail Effect
  64. 62. Draw a Rectangle and Calculate Area and Perimeter
  65. 63. Tower Defense Game
  66. 64. Drop the Coin AKA Plinko (Arcade Style)
  67. 65. Calculate the Nth Result of Fibonacci Sequence
  68. 66. Distance from Object to Mouse
  69. 67. Convert Decimal to Binary, Oct, Hex, and Roman
  70. 68. Text in X Box
  71. 69. Frogger Game Remake
  72. 70. Take a Screenshot
  73. 71. Slowly Change Direction
  74. 72. Pong Style Game Remake
  75. 73. Shooting Gallery
  76. 74. How Many of Each Letter
  77. 75. Torpedo Game Remake
  78. 76. One Hundred Random Numbers
  79. 77. Coin Flip
  80. 78. Predict the Path of an Object
  81. 79. Dynamic Button
  82. 80. Sokoban Game Remake
  83. 81. Top Down Football
  84. 82. Top Down Racing
  85. 83. Convert Numbers (in Digits) to Words
  86. 84. Zelda Style Views
  87. 85. Convert Text File to eBook
  88. 86. Planets Database (INI)
  89. 87. How Much Flour
  90. 88. Rotating Mini Map
  91. 89. Selectable Troops
  92. 90. Pipes
  93. 91. Arcade Style Horse Race Game
  94. 92. Road Builder
  95. 93. Chess Board Representation
  96. 94. 1945 Game Remake
  97. 95. Create a Virtual ATM (Bank Teller)
  98. 96. Moon Lander Game Remake
  99. 97. Pixelate an Image
  100. 98. Miner
  101. 99. Follow Player (Ghost)
  102. 100. Multiplication Table
  103. Backmatter