Learn 2D Game Development in GameMaker. We focus on juice and smooth game mechanics while developing this shoot-em-up.

This course includes:

  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 12 articles
  • 9 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of completion

Requirements

  • No programming experience required, however some of the topics are advanced, and may need to be visited later

Description

This course takes you through a whirlwind of code and concepts while creating a bullet hell game. If you are a beginner, we start at zero, explaining every idea in detail. As the course progresses we quickly build up speed, covering advanced topics seldom touched upon in other tutorials. But don’t let that stop you, each section has the source code uploaded at the end if you get stuck.

So join this course, learn to create beautiful visual effects, multiple enemy types, scalable design, and more. At the end of this series, you will have a complete game you can be proud of, and show off to your friends.

Finishing a game is a huge achievement, and few make it that far. This course can help you pass that milestone if its your first time, or teach you new tricks if you’re a veteran.

While making this game you will learn many programming concepts ranging from beginner to advanced.

Beginner Concepts Covered:

  1. GameMaker’s layout
  2. The step, create, and draw events
  3. How to import resources
  4. Variables and commenting
  5. Getting player input
  6. Basic Movement
  7. Restricting objects to a certain area
  8. Cameras
  9. Dynamic Backgrounds
  10. Particles
  11. Arrays and loops
  12. Knockback
  13. Sinusoidal movement
  14. Screen shake
  15. Slow motion
  16. Loading data from a file
  17. Playing Music and sound effects

Advanced Concepts Covered:

  1. Physics based movement
  2. How to scale your game to any aspect ratio
  3. Raycasting for bullets
  4. Inheritance
  5. Boids
  6. Performance Optimization

Prerequisites:

  1. A computer

Who Should Take the Course:

  1. Beginner and intermediate game developers

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner and intermediate game developers looking for tips creating dynamic, juicy games