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  1. Slyddar

    Top Down GML Tutorial Series inspired by Gauntlet

    GM Version: GMS2 Target Platform: ALL Download: N/A Links: N/A Summary: This is the GML start for a dual GML and DnD top down tutorial series, where we make a Gauntlet like game. The player will shoot enemies with his bow, and even throw bombs to destroy them. The enemies will have path...
  2. taylor458

    Steam Cliché Adventure "Co-op open world ARPG"

    Wishlist on steam ---> https://store.steampowered.com/app/1671440/Clich_Adventure/ Game info: Cliché Adventure is an open world top down adventure game. It can be played as single player, or with a friend. The game has five unique regions joined by a hub world. Each area contains an over world...
  3. Gwolf

    Death Wisdom

    Hey guys! I came here to show a project that we started to develop for a school project. Our main idea was to make a simple zombie shooting game. It's our first project using GameMaker (We've never developed a game before). We've done everything so far in a month. It would be really cool for us...
  4. H

    Using Primitives to make a Lighting System which shows the first visible wall--

    I followed that one tutorial (https://www.yoyogames.com/blog/419/realtime-2d-lighting-in-gamemaker-studio-2-part-1) to achieve a dynamic lighting system in my top-down game (which was a pain, because the article refuses to load, and I had to find an archive of it. Do y'all know why they took...
  5. Smidy3

    SOLVED Top Down Shooter - Strafing Problems

    Hey Everyone New here to the world of gml and gamemaker. Im making a top down sci fi shooter; The players ship (Proto1) accelerates forward with "W" and reverses with "S" "A" & "D" rotate the ship. and i want "Q" & "E" to strafe left and right, but for the love of me i cannot seem to get...
  6. S

    SOLVED Collision issue (works from all angles but one)

    Hello. Got some weird issue with my collision. I'm aware that this might not be the best code, but I'm still learning. Hard to find complete tutorials on top down movement and collisions (taking sprite/mask rotations into account). But managed to draw the player sprites in the draw event, even...
  7. Y

    SOLVED Help with grid-based movement

    I'll try and keep this is as simple as possible. I'm making a top-down box pushing/pulling game where once the player makes contact with the box, they are "magnetized" to it unless they scrape it off. The movement in the game is tile-based, so one press of the movement key moves the player...
  8. S

    Legacy GM Shadows in Top Down Games

    Hello, I've recently been developing a Mario & Luigi RPG styled platforming engine. The platforming system in of itself works fine, but the problem I have is with drawing shadows below blocks and the player itself. I should also mention that I'm using GMS 1. Every object has a "root" that...
  9. E

    Knockback Top down

    I am creating a top down, but the player and enemies sprites only face left and right in a cartoonish way. I am trying to create knockback and have tried many different ways, it seems as though it should be simple and I believe it is, I just can't figure it out. This one code here stumps me, I...
  10. HalcyonFlux

     Shoot Em Up/Action RPG Prototype "Project Sapphire"

    Project Sapphire (Version 0.3) Screenshot 1 - Screenshot 2 - Screenshot 3 - Screenshot 4 EXE (v0.3.1) Project Sapphire is the engine for a top-down SHMUP/action-RPG. Survive the endless bullet hell, and get a high score. This update is mainly just an improvement to the weapons and controls...
  11. TheCheeseMaster

    GMS 2 [Solved] Trying to obscure lights in a top-down game (i.e. lights that appear to have depth)

    Hi everyone, I'm working on a top down perspective game that has a day/night cycle. I've got some lights in the game, and am using the blendmode bm_add when drawing them on the night sky surface (night_cycle_surf). After the lights are drawn, the surface is drawn over the player's view and all...
  12. J

    Android Project Revenge (Android)

    Project Revenge Google Play Download Link While in self quarantine, i decided to open my GMS 1.4 after 3 years of break and it really felt good to play around with game making again. So good that i decided to update to GMS2 and after while even purchased mobile module. I had plenty of...
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    GMS 2 Need help with a collision glitch!

    Hey friends! Disclaimer - I'm fairly new to GML. I've been trying to get platforming to work in a 2D, top-down game. I've looked at a few tutorials from a few different YouTube sources, but primarily this one by Backspace Cadet: It works some of the time, but if you look at the images, you'll...
  14. T

    HTML5 GeoTurret - A top-down space arcade game

    Hi, I am new to GMS2 so this will be my first post and my first game with this great GameMaker engine. I want to present you my current work-in-progress game "GeoTurret", a top-down space arcade game. Main directive of this game is to survive as long as possible by shooting all the geometric...
  15. JPDamstra

    GMS 2 GameMaker Studio 2 - Make a Warplane Game

    GM Version: GameMaker Studio 2 Target Platform: ALL Download: Part 1 Project Files Part 2 Project Files Part 3 Project Files Part 4 Project Files Part 5 Project Files Part 6 Project Files Part 7 Project Files Part 8 Project Files Summary: One of my prototypes of yesteryear looked into top-down...
  16. Distronaut

    Free Total Anarchy - 2020 Update

    Inspiration: Grand Theft Auto 2 meets Hotline Miami Genre: Action Adventure Version: 0.9 (2020.1) - essentially completed, but more content on the way Price: Free to play. No ads, no micro-transactions, no shareware - just play and have fun! Platforms: Windows Only Made using: Game Maker Studio...
  17. W

    SOLVED Creating a collision system with a Virtual Joystick

    Hi! I've just recently started out with GameMaker and was wondering about collisions... There are many tutorials on typical x and y collisions, but I am looking to implement these with a virtual joystick, and I cannot seem to find any help online. It would also be nice to have smooth collisions...
  18. Bulldrome

    Top Down Sidestep

    Hello Everyone, I'm currently working on a top down spaceship arena game whos basic gameplay plays like Asteroids except each ship has specific moves. I'd like one of the ships to have a quick sidestep in order to dodge to the left of the right without having to turn the ship. I've been...
  19. Y

    Windows 3 week game

    Kalvgv's Crawl the itch page has more details. Sort of brainstorming story still, only 2 days in the project. Could use feedback on what is there so far. Please be constructive. I don't need to here how bad it is lol Idea is you're a Ginseng collecting Demonic Relics so that Demon Overlords...
  20. W

    Hp bar won't come back

    Hello everyone, real quick before anything else: i'm sorry for my bad grammar. in my game (in gamemaker 8 lite) i have an object wich can be broken by left pressing on it. i have an healthbar wich will be shown when the object is hit. after 4 seconds the healthbar will be removed (intended)...
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