I'm presenting tonight at the Microsoft Store in Seattle on building your first game with YoYo GameMaker. YoYo was generous enough to provide GameMaker licenses for all attendees! We're going to be going through the first game tutorial with some slight tweaks to make it work better on Windows 8. If time permits, we'll look at one more game tutorial - a scrolling shooter.
Attached you'll find the PDF files that we'll be walking through this evening. I hope you get some skills and inspiration to make your first game!