Ever wanted to create your own adventure games but lack the necessary programming skills?
If so, you'll appreciate GameMaker which is an easy to use card based development system which allows you to create simple adventure games with graphics, buttons, and text via a simple GUI.
It's not exactly a WYSIWYG interface but it's pretty close as GameMaker allows you to select components such as default layouts, pictures and the format of your game from a simple to use GUI.
However, although GameMaker doesn't require programming knowledge, it does allow programmers to enrich their games and you'll produce much better results if you have some basic skills.
GameMaker allows those that can't program to simply draw pictures, enter text and generally build your game from the bottom up. You only have a certain file limit within which to build your game which means that anything you create using GameMaker will be quite limited.
Review last updated: 29/09/14
No programming experience necessary
Easy to use GUI
Enter your own pictures and text
Allows you to add programming code if you want
Game sizes limited
GameMaker is an easy to use card based development system which allows you to create simple adventure games with graphics, buttons, and text.
There is no programming required, but it does have a small programming language which can be used to make better games. Just draw the pictures, type some text, click a few buttons, choose some options.
. . and PRESTO, an adventure game is completed! You can then compile your game into a real stand-alone application that can be uploaded to online services.