A wanna be developer's diary

Im just like any other ordinary guy who wants to take over the wold. Part-time hobo part-time software developer =)

Just watched Bourne Utimatum, it was a cool movie but now i wonder, where is Moby? what has he been up to lately? :v

I should have started reading it yesterday but I’ve been sick since Sunday u-u

I should have started reading it yesterday but I’ve been sick since Sunday u-u

[Book Review] GameMaker Game Programming with GML


My opinion on GameMaker:Studio in general is it is not my favorite but, I don’t think its bad either. Leaving that aside I feel this is a great book, if you have been only using GameMaker’s drag and drop functionality and want to learn to code give it a try. Lessons are easy to follow and everything is well explained. It’s starts from the very basics of the language rules to some interesting advanced topics.

If you already know how to program you may want to skip the first part of the first chapter. It mostly deals with how to do assignments and how to do for loops and such. The second part shows how to make a button that redraws when you click it, doing so they teach you about some of the different event types and how to handle them.

Throughout the book you work on a game kinda like bejeweled and a 2d platformer. The first project starts from setting up the pieces randomly then adding effects like sounds and particles, then how to handle inputs from mouse and keyboard, drawing GUI, keeping score and time among other useful techniques. The second project deals with finite state machines, walking, jumping, collision and some other stuff. If you have been using GameMaker in the past and want to learn how to use and work with scripts this IS the book for you, get it now.

I should start triple checking all my meetings… Now I feel like an idiot and its not even my fault =/