Chapter 7. Maze Games: More Cute Things in Peril

Maze games have been popular since the days of Pac-Man, and they're another kind of game that's easy to make in Game Maker. In this chapter, we'll create a puzzle game where the player must help koala bears escape from a maze full of hazardous obstacles. The focus of the game will be on puzzles rather than action, and the levels will be designed to make the player think carefully about the strategies they must use to avoid any unpleasant accidents. (No animals were hurt in the making of this game.)

Designing the Game: Koalabr8

The name Koalabr8 is a play on the word "Collaborate" with a bit of text-speak thrown in for good measure. This is because the puzzle of the game is based on the idea of controlling ...

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