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Which Language to Learn to Start Game Development

I'm thinking about starting career in Game Development, which programming language should I learn and on which game engine. I like 2d Games
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Where do I start? [on hold]

I am contemplating in learning game development, I have great passion in anlyzing games and I want tl take it to the next level.. Can you all give me constructive ideas to build upon? Hehe
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Why doesn't this formula double the value properly?

Making a clicker game: Amount awarded per click not increasing based on how many increasers purchased. I have a few global variables set up. global.ramen_1 = 1 This part says how many ramen ...
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How can I make an object visible only on the minimap in GameMaker?

I am making a game in which I have created a minimap using views. I want in the minimap (the copy of the world) to add an object, but I want it to be visible only from the minimap. Is there any way to ...
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capitalizing initial character in game maker studio

The value "V_Output" is the string of letters that I wish to capitalize the initial of. The following code is run in the step event. V_InitL=string_char_at(V_Output,1) ...
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Game Maker Studio - Check Collision With Subimages

I have an obj_roulette, which contains 4 subimages, with value 2-5 and image_number 0-3. The value result from roulette stored as var global.roulette. Then, I make many obj_meteorite, which contains ...
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game maker place_meeting multiple objects

I am working on a simple game that contains two objects the player and the ground, and I used place_meeting to make the player walk on the ground object and it works fine but when I try to add another ...
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Game Maker: Studio - Make objects avoid other instances of same object with A* pathfinding

I have a game where there are multiple enemies who must chase a single player. I have pathfinding set up using the GML A* pathfinding with mp_grid and a path. However, these enemies can walk on top ...
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Gamemaker studio Android low fps when someone else tests the game [closed]

I am using gamemaker: Studio. I recently built a game for Android and tested it om my phone. Everything worked fine. I exported the apk, tested on my phone and again everything worked fine amd smooth. ...
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Game Maker Studio - Change Instance In Sound Checking

In my project, I have a setting menu. This menu can turn background music (bgm) on/off. I have these buttons: obj_btnOFFBGM2(btn off is disabled, bgm is on), obj_btnOFFBGM1(btn off is on, bgm is ...
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How to make the minimap inactive?

I have created a minimap for my top-down Shooter and it is showed on the top-left corner of the window. The problem is that if I press anywhere upon the minimap, its like pressing somewhere on the ...
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Lunar Lander calculating gravity, acceleration and collision in GameMaker

I've already asked this on the GameMaker forums but had no response so far. I'm making a little Lunar Lander game as my first foray in to GameMaker, I'm wanting to have the ship land and take off ...
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Collision with 2 of the same objects

I'm looking to make a button that is activated by two of the same objects, but the code I'm using doesn't recognize the second object as a different instance. Not the best explanation but here's the ...
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In GM Studio, how do I make a button that changes room speed?

I want to make 2 objects that change all the rooms' speed when pressed. One would change the speed to 30, and the other to 60. I'm intending to use them in a room dedicated to game settings I know ...
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Gamemaker's xprevious is the same value as x… Same thing happens for the y variabbles

So I'm making a tower defense game but for some reason the enemies (which are following a path) have the same xprevious value as their x value. The same is true for their y variables. This also ...
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Why music doesn't play when I export the apk on Gamemaker on Android?

I have made a simple app with buttons and when you press any of them a specific sound plays. I tested that on Windows and the sounds work properly. I also tested that on Android and it also works, but ...
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GameMaker android support

Game-maker asks me to install android sdk api 13 for it to work. I opened the SDK Manager so that I install it, clicked at API 13 and I couldn't be able to click the "install packages" button. I ...
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Treat uninitialized values as 0

Does Gamemaker have a way to treat uninitialized values as 0?
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Can someone help me with this Game Maker code

I want to make a little platformer. I watched Shaun Spalding's tutorial but nothing seems to work. Everything was fine until I put in the collision detection. But the player can't move while he's on ...
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Only allow a certain amount of the same instance in Game Maker

I am creating a simple jump n' run game. For some reason my game sometimes spawns two of the same enemy ontop of each other. So you can't tell there is two of him until he uses his attack where he ...
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Sound isnt playing in Game Maker Studio when interacting with object

Im making a small game in Game Maker Studio. I have a piece of code that moves the player to the next room when he touches obj_star: this works. I have another line that tries to play sound_collect ...
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Gamemaker Running Animation Flashing, showing single frame, and displaying jump and run sprites at same time

EDIT: I changed the origin of the run sprite to the center, and it is no longer hovering above the jumping sprite. It now flashes in the same location as the run sprite when moving to the side. ...
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Sprite Animation Problem For Enemy

I have a problem regarding the attack animation for the enemy. The problem is that the attack animation sprite stops at the first index.It doesn't play the animation.It stops at the first index. Why? ...
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Checking 2 instances of the same object in GameMaker

There are 2 blocks. If the player stands on a block, some sound should loop and when he gets off it should stop. Problem is, The game checks both the objects and when player is on 1 block, obviously ...
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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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Adding a small slide when player releases left/right key

The aim is for the player object to slow down and stop instead of just stopping dead. The following codes works ok when the player is not jumping, but gets stuck in an object if the player is in the ...
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How do I make my enemies to follow a path and allow them to collide with the player in Game Maker?

I am making a game in which enemies follow a path. These enemies should be colliding with the player, but it's not working. The enemy is walking the path. And, I want to make it so if the player ...
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How to stop movement when an action key is pressed even if movement key is pressed

I'm making a 2d side-scrolling fighting game in game maker:studio and I want to make a code that when the player attacks he stops moving. I've tried some options: keyboard_check(ord("D")); both ...
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Detecting Collision in Next Step when Collider is rotating

In my Gamemaker: Studio game, I have a collision script for my enemy. The enemy is an alien, oSwarmer, moving through space which is also filled with drifting, spinning bits of debris. Some debris ...
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In Game Maker Studio, how do I make a sound play only once when I jump on a block?

In my Game Maker Studio game, jumping on a musical block should play a note. Currently, if I step on it, the note keeps repeating. How can I avoid that? I only want the note to play once.
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Convert Mouse Coords into Isometric Tile ID

Using GameMaker Language, I'm basing off their Adavnced Examples. How can i convert the current mouse position into a tile position? The mouse coordinates are 0,0 from top-left This is the function ...
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GameMaker Studio: Cannot recognize Android SDK

I made my game with YoYo GameMaker Studio 1.3. When I want to configure Android SDK, it tells Android API 13 is missing. When I go to SDK Manager to install those SDK versions (7, 8, 13, 15, 16), for ...
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My character wont shoot when I use GML in Gamemaker

So I was trying to make a top down shooter in Gamemaker and I decided to convert it from Drag and Drop to GML. I was trying to make my character shoot a projectile when I press mouse left button but ...
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Issue with variables in GameMaker Studio

I am having issues coding a game, in terms of variables in objects. Whgen running i get this error FATAL ERROR in action number 1 of Step Event0 for object obj_text_demo_player: Variable ...
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How to embed a web browser object into an Android app in GameMaker: Studio?

I used MIT App inventor to develop Android apps in the past. In there, you can just drop a web browser on the screen layout. Nice. But how would I do it GameMaker: Studio? I'm unable to find any ...
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Do Game-Maker scripts save the variables or are they deleted after excecution?

When i make a script that excecutes at the beggining and has a var ammo and that finishes excecution, will i be able to call the var ammo in other scripts or it will be deleted? If it will not be ...
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In GameMaker Studio, how can I make an auto-updater for my game?

I would like to let players update their copy of my game by clicking a button, which would: Check for updates Download the update Prompt the user to restart the game I want to do this because my ...
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In Game Maker Studio, why does the image rotation have to be performed every step?

I'm a software developer who's trying to get into game development casually on the side. I picked up Game Maker Studio a while ago on a Steam Sale, and I'm finally getting into using it, especially ...
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How do I share my Game Maker games?

I'm using GameMaker Studio and I want to put my game on my website. I need help with saving a game in a exe file or anything that will make my game to open normally. How do I do that?
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How to randomly spawn objects off-screen close to the player?

I am making a zombie game. I want to have it so zombies randomly spawn. My code for this is: instance_create( obj_player.x + irandom_range(-300, 300), obj_player.y + irandom_range(-300, 300), ...
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how to check if an array element is defined? (Game-maker studio)

The code is this: if is_undefined(A_SA[V_X,V_Y])=false and A_SA[V_X,V_Y]=0 { //actions from the "if" statement } The error message is this: Push :: Execution Error - Variable Index [0,10] out of ...
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How to give a value to all elements of an array?

This problem is encountered in Game-maker studio: I created an array using the following iteration: V_X=0 //these are coordinates of my "pointer" V_Y=0 repeat(100) { ...
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How to end the game after the player has defeated all the enemies in Game Maker?

I'm making a simple version of the game asteroids as I'm learning how to develop with Game Maker Studio. Currently, mostly everything works properly except that when the player destroys all of the ...
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How to scale objects and tiles without doubling view port in gamemaker

How do I scale up tiles and sprites without acully making the view port larger than the acual view? I know that I can just scale up the images and the tileset but there must better alternative right? ...
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How to calculate/detect the force of a collision? (Game-Maker Studio)

How can I use game-maker to detect the force in a collision between two mobile (not fixed) objects? This is used for damage calculation and possibly compression calculation. My problem is this: ...
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How do I find and change a value of ALL the instance around another instance GAME MAKER

I basically need that, changing a variable of all the instance (all of the same object) around another instance (another, or the same object). I have tried with collision_rectangle but it doesn't ...
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How to “cap” the number of instances of individual objects in Game Maker [duplicate]

I've been making some changes to the basic Tutorial1 game that introduces users to Game Maker 8.0 (Lite). I've been trying to make it so that every object in the game collides with each other, which ...
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Better way to find all sprites that would overlap with other sprite

first question on this site :-) I'm not really sure that the title is very clear so feel free to edit/suggest a better one. I have a piece of Game Maker code which works, but feels like a bit of a ...
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Darkness, and a candle

My game has a Pokemon-type movement mechanic. I would like my level was a pitch black level, but the player having a candle can lighten a circular area, and so walk without being able to see more ...
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My GameMaker exe installs and runs but just shows a black screen

I've made a small game with GameMaker Studio and created an executable application file from the project. I installed this exe on my home machine and it worked fine. I then uploaded the file to ...