Intro: 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
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.