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Gamemaker for free

I’m sure we can all claim that we’ve had brilliant game design ideas at some point. Darryn has promised to make us a Lazygamer RPG, and I’m convinced that I could make an awesome platformer inside the bodies of Geoff and Gavin using all their ailments as obstacles. Curse you insomnia pit! But now, you can get the tools for free.

That’s right, in a very special kind of sale, GameMaker: Studio Standard is completely free. The offer only lasts until 2 March 2014, so get it while you can. Alternatively, for those who already have the standard version (or get it now), you can upgrade to professional for $35.

Wondering if this is really enough for you to make a good game? Well, what about their impressive hall of fame? Games like Nidhogg, Risk of Rain, Hotline Miami and even Spelunky were made using GameMaker. Some may say these award winning games are proof of what can be done with this program, but there is one game that clinches it for me – Cook, Serve, Delicious! was made in GameMaker. If that genius of an addictive game could be made there, anything fantastic is possible.

Come on people, share all your outlandish and wonderful game ideas here. Then Darryn and I can steal your good ideas and make them into lucrative indie games, sold to the highest bidder. Or at least you’ll save us from becoming the next Molyneux with all the best ideas and none of the execution. Go get GameMaker and make us some awesome games that we want to play.

Last Updated: February 24, 2014

41 Comments

  1. GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

    February 24, 2014 at 18:18

    +1 Comment for Zoe..

    Reply

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      February 25, 2014 at 15:06

      +1 for commenting πŸ™‚

      Reply

  2. Hammersteyn

    February 24, 2014 at 18:49

    Step 1 : Download GameMaker
    Step 2 : ??????????????????
    Step 3 : Profit!

    Reply

    • Weanerdog

      February 24, 2014 at 20:14

      Flappy underpants here we come

      Reply

    • Skyblue

      February 24, 2014 at 21:08

      Legit bro. Works for EA!

      Reply

  3. Hammersteyn

    February 24, 2014 at 18:54

    First thing I gonna build is the microtransaction module, then DRM and then a bird that flies or something when you click the mouse. ($5 for every 100 clicks please)

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief in Vegas

      February 24, 2014 at 19:10

      How about…..NO

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        February 24, 2014 at 19:15

        People will buy it, they always do.

        Reply

    • HvR

      February 24, 2014 at 19:11

      I think Gamemaker already provide DRM and microtransaction module for only $35 extra.

      And a small extra fee for every game sold.

      Reply

    • HvR

      February 24, 2014 at 19:19

      You can always go with the remove add business model.

      Just replace the add with Darryn’s face, you are going to make millions.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        February 24, 2014 at 19:22

        Millionaire overnight

        Reply

    • RinceandLeSIGH

      February 25, 2014 at 15:10

      Give me 5!

      Reply

  4. Admiral Chief in Vegas

    February 24, 2014 at 19:09

    Lazygamer RPG?
    Gavin the Intelligent Rage Mage
    Geoff the Righteous Paladin
    Zoe the Nimble Rogue
    And Darryn, the ummm, Halfling Hobbit!!!!

    Reply

    • Weanerdog

      February 24, 2014 at 20:15

      You spelled goblin wrong.

      Reply

    • Skyblue

      February 24, 2014 at 21:09

      Playing with his one ring.

      Reply

  5. Umar Reborn

    February 24, 2014 at 19:39

    If you make an LG RPG, can I be an elf? But make me all sexy like, just like Orlando Bloom

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      February 24, 2014 at 19:43

      So a women elf then πŸ˜›

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        February 24, 2014 at 19:44

        XD

        Reply

      • Umar Reborn

        February 24, 2014 at 19:45

        Well hey, if I get fabulous flowing hair, then by all means, give me a D-cup

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          February 24, 2014 at 19:51

          That actually makes way more sense than it should

          Reply

          • Umar Reborn

            February 24, 2014 at 19:53

            Right? Passive abilities will include Head and Shoulders. Hair Flow + 5

          • Weanerdog

            February 24, 2014 at 20:20

            Done

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      February 24, 2014 at 19:48

      An androgynous JRPG elf?

      Reply

  6. Skyblue

    February 24, 2014 at 21:07

    Shot Zoe, you’ll see my masterless piece hit in a few weeks ;-p

    EDIT: *game* not piece, sheesh, close call!

    Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      February 25, 2014 at 07:45

      Somehow I read that as “masterless piece of shit”.

      Reply

      • Skyblue

        February 25, 2014 at 16:42

        Pretty much sums it up.

        Reply

  7. Rags

    February 24, 2014 at 21:47

    Unleash more platformers. It’s gonna be 1980 all over again.
    Still gonna download it though. πŸ˜›

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      February 24, 2014 at 21:58

      Someone tell CliffyB about this, I want a new Jazz Jackrabbit.

      Reply

      • GalacticLordCaptainAwesomeness

        February 25, 2014 at 08:00

        He’s still not speaking to you?

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          February 25, 2014 at 14:50

          No, it’s Rince he won’t talk to. You’d be surprised how often that happens, or maybe not πŸ˜‰

          Reply

          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 25, 2014 at 15:04

            Oi! And YES!

  8. ToshZA

    February 25, 2014 at 05:37

    Is it odd that I’d rather play with Unity, an already free game engine? >_>

    Reply

  9. Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    February 25, 2014 at 07:30

    A LazyGamer RPG??

    Lemme guess. OVG is one of the big boss battles?

    Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      February 25, 2014 at 07:44

      Yeah but he’s only available to fight for about 10 minutes each week.

      Reply

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

        February 25, 2014 at 07:47

        Loooool

        Reply

  10. Kensei Seraph

    February 25, 2014 at 08:01

    About 15 minutes left on the download.

    Reply

  11. Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    February 25, 2014 at 13:22

    I want to make a game.

    Reply

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