Having made the first game in Game Maker, Catch the Clown, I realised there was no way to win or lose.
Winning is easy enough, set a maximum score and a test that fires whenever a score increments, but losing has proved challenging. I had an idea; if the player attempts to click on the clown but misses he/she loses a life. I have tested every check, read the manual and looked through forums but I can't find a way to do this.
I also can't figure out where to put the event. I tried on the clown; tests like checking to if there would be a collision between where the click occurred and where the clown is... nothing works. I am at a complete loss so any help would be greatly appreciated.