Game development software that does not require a high level of programming knowledge. http://www.yoyogames.com/make

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Turn based battle and formula

I'm building a game called DVP(Digimon Virtual Pet), and in this game other than taking care of your digimon, You can also battle and breed them. I'm working on the battle system (making it first ...
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What are Game Maker drawbacks? [closed]

I actually make games only programming (SFML atm), but I was taking a look at game maker features and it looks very powerful. What are Game Maker drawbacks? any reason why I shouldn't move into it? ...
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Are there any good books for GameMaker:Studio?

I'm just wondering if there are any good books for the GameMaker:Studio software? I want to using it to prototype my projects and will be travelling for the next few days so I thought it might be a ...
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Events and objects being skipped in GameMaker

Update: Turns out it's not an issue with this code (or at least not entirely). Somehow the objects I use for keylogging and player automation (basic ai that plays the game) are being 'skipped' or not ...
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How should I structure my turn based engine to allow flexibility for players/AI and observation?

I've just started making a Turn Based Strategy engine in GameMaker's GML language... And I was cruising along nicely until it came time to handle the turn cycle, and determining who is controlling ...
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How can a NodeJS server be used from Game Maker HTML5?

I want to create a client-server game that runs on Game Maker HTML5-NodeJS. The NodeJS server will be an AI server - a bot that acts like a human opponent and plays against the human player at a ...
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How can I log key presses in Game Maker?

I'm trying to create a log of a players actions as they play a game of Spelunky. The easiest I've found to do this is to log what keys are pressed at each frame. What I don't know how to do is how to ...
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Can you recommend a good beginners book or project for a young person? [closed]

I'm sorry if this question is a bit subjective but I'm sure you'll understand why. I participate in a volunteer program, Big Brother Big Sister, and my match loves computer games and he'd love to ...
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Where can I find a good tutorial to replicate Game Maker's surfaces and blend modes in XNA?

I know Game Maker's surfaces exist in XNA (It's more the othe way around, XNA's surfaces exist in Game Maker), same thing for blend modes, since (I think) they both use DirectX. This is the question: ...
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Very easy game builders? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some good game development programs for kids? I want very easy game builder for a kid - somebody who knows nothing about programming games (how they work ...
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GML and C/C++ language question

Is GML (Game Maker Language) script is clipped in C/C++ language, and GML wrote the code to Visual Studio C++, it will always be correct, because it is just under C++ language features? I think that ...
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game maker book for beginner [closed]

Which book is more a beginner to learn to program in c++ (or GML) and more fun: "Game Maker 8 Cookbook" (available for pre-order), or "The Game Maker's Companion" ?