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Game-Maker

Game-Maker
Game-Maker

Speed1 MHz

Recreational Software Designs

DOS

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Release Date: 1/1/1991
Manufacturer: Recreational Software Designs
 
Game-Maker for DOS included several games and of course, a design tool to make your own games. No programming was needed and all the tools were mouse driven. The game took full advantage of 256 colors which was great at the time and several scene elements like characters and monsters were all included in the game.

Did you make something with Game-Maker? Send it over to us, we'd love to share it here.

There is also an excellent game database and wiki that has preserved all known games made with this software, many of which you can download and try yourself for free!


User Comments
Mike Perrucci on Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I made a few games with RSD's Game-Maker back in the day. There are screenshots, ZIP archives and video walkthroughs of "Invasion of the Blobs" and its sequel on my website. I've also linked to a few other fellow game-makers: www.mazeguy.net/blobs.html www.mazeguy.net/blobs2.html It was challenging trying to push the program to its limits. Today, Game Maker (no hyphen) from YoYo Games seems to be the program of choice for game design made easy, but RSD's version provided a good launching pad for creating games with Adobe Flash. More than 15 years later, I still have my floppy disks containing the program and the games I made with it, and occasionally play them using DosBox. I guess the sense of accomplishment I got from building a game from scratch is worth the $50 I paid for Game-Maker. :) If you need any help with summaries of Game-Maker and/or Recreational Software Designs, I'd be happy to help.
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