Website / Yoyo Games

"Game Maker (1999-present): Started out as Animo, a 2D animation program. It is now technically complex enough to be considered a full-fledged 2D Game Engine, not a Game Maker. Ironic."
- TV Tropes, Game Engine Page

Yoyogames are the company behind the Game Maker software originally created by Mark Overmars, making a variety of Game Engine products, the newest being Game Maker Studio. Game Maker has produced indie titles such as Iji and An Untitled Story.

The Sandbox site suffers Sturgeon's Law due to the fact that anybody can upload games they've made using the free edition of the software, previously giving the software a bad reputation. The creators of Yoyogames consider The Sandbox an Old Shame which no longer works.

The newest software can export to Android.

The other wiki has an article on Game MakerhereMain Website here.The forums are here.Yoyolabs (Open Source Sharing) here.

Needs wiki magic love.

Here is a list of games created with Game Maker which have pages on TV Tropes:

Yoyogames and Game Maker feature examples of....

  • Abandonware: All previous versions of Game Maker. Justified by Yoyogames since Pirates kept causing them no ends of problems with those versions.
  • Beta Test: The software allows you to update to the latest possible version, although there may be faults.
  • Bitmaps, Sprites and Textures: The inbuilt image editor and background / texture editor.
  • Copy Protection: There was a fault with the DRM software in Game Maker Studio that actually affected legitimate copies of Game Maker and turned all the sprites into Skull and Crossbones. Has since been fixed.
  • Event Flag: Built into the software in the form of Alarms and Collisions.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Subverted. Game Maker being a Game Maker is the main example. When you open the program, the first interface you see for Coding is Drag-And-Drop. Anyone who doesn't read the helpfile or readme will not be aware there is a full Programming Language in there.
  • Freeware Games: The Sandbox website. Most of the games on TV Tropes made by Game Maker are this.
  • Game Engine: Game Maker is one.
  • Gaming Audio: Midis have been removed, but MP3s, OGGs and WAVs are fair game.
  • Indie Game: The Game Maker is the source of many.
  • Konami Code: Entering this on the main website at one point caused pink unicorns to appear. Sadly, this has gone.
  • Loading Screen: Has this at the start of running, both Games and Game Maker.
  • Level Editor: The Room Editor part of the software acts as this.
  • Middleware: YoyoLabs is planned to be this. The original examples were this. DLLs can be used as this.
  • Physics Engine: Has one built in. There are various DLLs and such that can provide a much improved one, however.
  • Polygonal Graphics: How a lot of the 3D games work and look.
  • Programming Language: Although not obvious at first, has one. Game Maker Language or GML.
  • Random Number Generator: random()
  • Software Porting: To Android, Mac, and various others. Game Maker was once Windows only.
  • Sturgeon's Law: The Sandbox.
  • Video Game 3D Leap: 3D became possible in Game Maker at Game Maker 6. (Due to DLL support.) Support has grown since, but Game Maker is definitely more suitable for 2D Games.