Creating a GameMaker Studio Extension Using GML

GameMaker is a very nice tool for developing 2D games that port to many different platforms. GameMaker supports scripting in its own proprietary language called GML. Once you’ve created a set of useful scripts, you can bundle them together into an “Extension”. An “Extension” is basically a prepackaged set of scripts you can distribute. Creating…

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GlowPuff Talks About GameDev Techniques on DevRadio

  Ya’ll know I love it when the local Florida flavor does good.  David Mock of GlowPuff was interviewed recently re his smash hit for Windows 8, North Pole Invasion.  Chris and the team at DevRadio put together a great 15 minute or so interview where David divulges a number of his techniquest for successful…

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Can’t install GameMaker on Win8 – 0x80070026 Reached the end of the file

SHORT VERSION If you’re trying to install GameMaker and get a 0x80070026 error, run the FIX below. If you have a blank Windows Features dialog, the command below may work for you also. FIX If you’re trying to install GameMaker and get a 0x80070026 error, run the fix steps as illustrated in my previous blog…

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Game Dev Conf 2013 Announcements for Windows Phone

Lots of goodness at GDC last week.  Here’s a couple high level links to get you going….  Remember, if you’re got writing #windowsphone apps, you can get $100 per via Keep the Cash – http://dfwiki.devfish.net/dotneterati.Contests.ashx?HL=contests Also, sign up for http://www.dvlup.com and get some NOKIA incentives too! Microsoft employees are eligible so use your phone dev…

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HOW TO: CREATE YOUR FIRST XNA/MONOGAME FRAMEWORK APPLICATION FOR WINDOWS 8 METRO [ported]

Many people were quite annoyed by the decision to not ship XNA as part of the Windows Metro Development space for Windows 8. The MonoGame project has stepped in and is building a cross-platform game solutions for XNA.  Note that MonoGame is still under development, and you may hit some things that don’t work.  I’m…

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Windows PhoneCamps – East Coast Fall 2011 Tour

What’s a Windows Phone Camp? For those who went to our “Windows Phone Garage” series last year, its one of those. For those new to the scene, its a free, full day event chocked full of everything you need to know to develop a Windows Phone application. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just getting…

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XNA Games Windows PhoneCamp – August 27 – Jacksonville

Jacksonville .NET Code Camp is coming up on Saturday, August 27th. As a special treat, we’ve got an ‘event inside an event’. Chris G. Williams ( @chrisgwilliams ) is making the roadtrip down from Greenville, South Carolina, to run a XNA Gaming Oriented Windows PhoneCamp. Chris is the author of – Professional Windows Phone 7…

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