Tutorials

As I’m sure many are aware, this blog hosts a very large collection of widely used Game Maker 7 tutorials (which may or may not be applicable to GM8 or GM:Studio).  Most of them are a part of the SoulHow series, but some of them are simply guides that I wrote which I didn’t title starting with “SoulHow”.  Heh.

Here is a list of the tutorials currently hosted on the site, categorized by skill level:
(If you’re curious about the definitions I use for each skill level, please read the FAQ page on this blog)

1. New User
SoulHow to Get Started with Game Maker

2. Beginner

3. Rookie
SoulHow to Code with GML (Game Maker)
SoulHow to Make a Boss in Game Maker using Actions

4. Novice User
SoulHow to make Two Health Bars
SoulHow to actually do stuff with GML
SoulHow to work with Views

5. Intermediate User
SoulHow to make a Platform Game
SoulHow to Avoid Infinite Loops
SoulHow to Deal with Errors
SoulHow to use Arrays

6. Experienced User
SoulHow to Debug your Game in Game Maker
Why not to use Solid in Game Maker
SoulHow to use Data Structures

7. Advanced User
Intentionally Imperfect A.I.
SoulHow to use Surfaces

8. Expert User

Any skill level
SoulHow to get your Questions Answered on the GMC
SoulHow to Keep the Player Playing
SoulHow to Make Gameplay Fun
SoulHow to Make a More Successful Fangame

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  1. xvc
    December 29, 2012 at 7:48 am

    hey i am struggling to make a bullet go to the direction of the gun. is there anu easy way
    lenghtdir thing not working for me

  2. Beowulf
    March 21, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Yes, that article. I mean just basically a sequel to it like the list of what not to do with your boss.(Like no creepy stalkers XD)

  3. Beowulf
    March 13, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Hey SoulRed12, can you please make another Boss Designing Tips article about annoyances from bosses you’ve fought? I would use my own experiences but I hardly have time to play games any more:/. I’ve been trying to get as many boss tips as possible.

  4. Beowulf
    February 24, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Your articles are literally the lifeline of my games; I read and reread them each day. The most useful to me are the Making Bosses, Improving Bosses, and Writing An Interesting Story. Thank you so much!

  5. February 11, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Hey man. I have been quietly following for quite some time.
    Your tutorials are the only ones to reach out, grab me by the scruff and make me learn.

    I would thoroughly enjoy exercising a d3d tutorial of yours.
    Hopefully you get asked that alot.
    yeah i’d appreciate reading more from you

    cheers
    Travis

    • soulred12
      February 14, 2012 at 1:27 am

      Hi Travis,

      While I still get notifications from this blog (and I love to hear when people tell me the articles have been useful to them), I actually am not writing any more tutorials for Game Maker. I lost interest in Game Maker a while back in favor of focusing on music, though I still think it’s a great program. Also, I was never very familiar with d3d, and in addition the last GM version I used was GM7.something. I.e., a looooooong time ago. So I don’t think a tutorial written by me on this subject would be very helpful in the first place, lol.

      Again, thanks for your interest. I might revive this blog at some point, but if I do it unfortunately won’t have any more GM tutorials. Sorry =/

      Adam

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