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Become a Game Developer in 2 hours with Game Maker: Studio

Learn how to develop games with Game Maker: Studio, and become a Game Developer in 2 hours!
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Become a Game Developer in 2 hours with Game Maker: Studio

Learn Game Development with Game Maker: Studio, and in just 2 hours become a Game Developer!

In this course, we use Game Maker: Studio, a free program used to develop games. You can download it for free, or you can buy it for more features.

The Course is structured this way:

  1. First I introduce you to all important elements of the software.
  2. Then I teach you how to create these 2 games: An Arcade Shooter and a Top Down Shooter.
  3. Then there are little quizzes after every section ends, which helps you remember what you were taught.
  4. NEW BONUS: A Game Project at the end of the course. It will help you learn Game Maker: Studio more effectively. There is simple explanation along with every line of code. Further you can change the game and make it yours!

I use simple coding to create games. The programming language used in Game Maker: Studio is called "Game Maker Language", often abbreviated as "GML". GML is in fact very simple, which is an advantage as it is easy to learn and you can easily master it.

This course will help you become a game developer. Further, you can create your own games, and you can even sell them, so you can actually earn with games. You just have to start from somewhere; and this is where you start.

Further, I am always ready to help you. You can always get your doubts cleared just by messaging me.

Either you want to learn game development to earn, or to just unleash creativity - this course is for you!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is perfect for anyone who has never developed games but is looking for an easy & best way to create games
  • If in the future, you want a career in Game Development, then this course is for you!
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What Will I Learn?
Create games easily
Sell games and earn
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  • You Need a Computer, with Windows Operating System, to install the required software
  • Game Maker: Studio, a free program, is needed to develop games.
  • No, you don't require any Programming Skills! You can start now
Curriculum For This Course
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8 Lectures 55:18

Introduction to the Course

Preview 00:58

Introduction to the Interface of Game Maker: Studio and how it works.

Preview 02:31

Introduction to Sprites in Game Maker: Studio

Introduction to Sprites - Part 1

We Continue the previous lecture

Introduction to Sprites - Part 2

Introduction to Objects and how they work.

Introduction to Objects, Events and Actions

Introduction to Rooms, how they work and how to add backgrounds.

Introduction to Rooms and Backgrounds

Introduction to Coding, Variables, Statements and how they work.

Introduction to Coding, Variables and Statements

What have you learnt from the Introduction Section?

3 questions

Let's Develop! - An Arcade Shooter Game
8 Lectures 24:31

First we create the Player Object and add code to it

Creating Objects, Movements and Collisions

We create bullet object, and make the shooting system work!

Shooting System

We make Enemy object and a controller object to spawn them.

Creating Enemies

We add sounds into our game!

Adding Sounds - Part 1

We test the sound.

Adding Sounds - Part 2

Time to Improve our game!


Quiz Time!
3 questions

More Features
3 Lectures 11:46

We create views to make our game better.


In this lecture, we learn what Paths do.


Now after you have made your game playable, you would want to share your game. For that you need to create a Game Executable file.

Preview 03:02

Advance Quiz
4 questions
Let's Develop! - A Top-Down Shooter Game
10 Lectures 37:19

We create the player object, and add some code to it.

Movements and Collisions

We create the enemy object and make it moving!

Creating Enemies

We need to shoot the enemies, so we need a shooting system! We create a working shooting system in this lecture.

Shooting System

Views make the game better. And we create the Score system so you can actually earn points!

Adding Views and Score

Player Health is an essential part of a shooting game, so we create a working health system for our player.

Player Health

Adding more levels makes our game more awesome!

Preview 03:45

With Collectible coins, the game becomes much interesting!

Adding Coins

After we have created our game, we need a menu at the start to welcome the player.

Creating Menu


Final Quiz
4 questions
1 Lecture 00:22
1 Lecture 00:23
Bonus Project
About the Instructor
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713 Students
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Indie Game Developer

I am an Independent Game Developer, and I am using Game Maker: Studio to develop games since 3-4 years. Since then I have developed many games, and I am still doing so. Currently I am making 3D games using the C# language in Unity Engine.

Through my course on Udemy, I share my knowledge of Game Maker: Studio and help people make games!

I have a beta project uploaded on Game Maker: Player called Nature Rescue, you can check it out.

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