Cool tools in GameMaker

I’ve heard a lot of people say that GameMaker’s built in Graphics Editor isn’t up to snuff. Now, while it ISN’T up to the standards of Photoshop or GIMP, it is certainly a lot better than, say, Paint or equivalent programs.  I’ve had a lot of fun working with the built-in Graphics Editor, and it makes creating good looking graphics a lot easier.

Anything more complicated than pixel art should be created in some other program, like GIMP or Inkscape.  But after-effects and special-effects are easily applied in GM.  In fact, GM works best with its own Editor.  For example, here is a spiral that I built in Inkscape.  It looked really bad at first, but after a quick bit of work with the GM Editor, it looks fantastic.Image

In-game, with the level-buttons, it looks even better!Image

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About Michael Gunter

A writer of science-fiction, fantasy, and action/thrillers.
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