In This Chapter
Getting more tips and tricks
Looking at different types of games to make
This whole book is devoted to demystifying GameMaker: Studio, but you may have a common question and need a quick answer. And if that’s the case, you’ve come to the right spot!
The answer to this question is: It’s up to you. Within the software, you find tutorials for several types of games — including scrolling shooters, top-down shooters, breakout games, Angry Birds–style games, and platformers. You could make a classic game such as Asteroids or whatever you dream up.
Whatever game you decide to make, whatever Sprites you decide to use, whatever mechanics you want to develop, GameMaker: Studio provides you the means to make your game, your way.
GameMaker: Studio currently does not run on a Mac. I’ve been told that it’s in development and has recently been accelerated, but in the meantime, you can use a Windows emulator on a Mac to install GameMaker: Studio. For more about Windows emulators, go to http://windows-emulator-software-review.toptenreviews.com.
When you first boot up GameMaker: Studio, ...