Desktop screen environment, is it Possible?

Discussion in 'Game Design, Development And Publishing' started by nicholastaylor1, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. nicholastaylor1

    nicholastaylor1 Member

    Jul 9, 2018
    Hello, Ive had an idea about a program i want to make but i have no coding skills. its very basic and i can probably learn and use visual studios form elements etc. what i cant figure out is what software would i be able to use to create a character who grows on the desktop screen. For example virtua girl, desktop buddy, desktop plant.

    I just need to know what would be the easiest way to make a program like desktop plant for example

    Im sure what i want to do can be done in game maker or any others but does it allow for the environment to be on the desk top or do all these games have to be in their own window/environment etc.

    Thanks for any help desktop plant.jpg
  2. Paskaler

    Paskaler Member

    Jul 4, 2016
    In GMS, for a start, you can disable window borders(at least on Windows).
    You can use display_get_width() and display_get_height() to get the bottom-right corner of the screen for positioning your window(0, 0 for top-left).

    All apps you make in GM are their own window, but using the above you can fake it. I don't know about transparency, tough.
    SnotWaffle Studios likes this.

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