Introduction: How to Make a Video Game (no Programming Knowledge Required!)

For this instructable you will be using GameMaker Studio and will be creating 3 basic games. GameMaker Studio is a game making software created by YoYo Games that uses a drag,n,drop interface to make games. You can also code in GML (game maker language)which is a special coding language created for Game Maker.

Step 1: Software Needed

GameMaker-Studio

Tutorials YoYo Games created these tutorials for game maker 8 so if there is a feature that is not included in GMS (GameMaker-Studio) just skip it.

Step 2: Getting Started

So the first tutorial you will do is the Your First Game tutorial. This tutorial will show you how to make a basic game where you click a bouncing clown and it gets faster. This may take some time when you are done go to the next step.

Step 3: Creating a Maze Game

So by now you should have finished the 1st tutorial and have a very basic game made. If you want you can keep adding on to it or you can download the Maze Game Tutorial. This tutorial will be a little bit harder then the first and will take some time. When you are done go ahead and download the platformer tutorial and go to the next step.

Step 4: Platformer Game

By now if you have finished the other 2 tutorials you should know the basics of how to use GMS. Now you will create a platforming game. This tutorial will take a while to complete but when you are done you will have a fun little platformer to play with. When you are done go to the next step.

Step 5: More

Congratulations you have finished this instructable and now should know how to use GMS. The only other tutorials you can do with the free version are the 3 dimensional game an scrollong shooter.

Comments

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LoganCombs made it!(author)2014-11-14

not everyone can program!

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XyriousIndustries made it!(author)2014-10-13

Personally a game were no coding was done is a game that no many would like to pay for or play.