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Blog posts by Mark Alexander

Wandersong
Points and Shapes in Wandersong
Posted by Mark Alexander on 27 September 2018

Todays tech blog is courtesy of Greg Lobanov and discusses the use of triangles to generate the ... More »

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Using The Virtual Keyboard
Posted by Mark Alexander on 8 August 2018

In this tech blog we're going to give you an overview of a new and much requested feature that's ... More »

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Playing With Collision Masks
Posted by Mark Alexander on 3 August 2018

The latest GameMaker Studio 2 update (2.1.5) has added a new collision mask kind to the Sprite Ed... More »

Lighting blog
Quick And Simple Lighting
Posted by Mark Alexander on 12 July 2018

In this tech blog, we're going to show you how to add a simple surface based lighting layer to yo... More »

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iOS In App Purchases
Posted by Mark Alexander on 26 April 2018

In this article we'll be looking at how you create and test In App Purchases (IAP) in your iOS ap... More »

Android inapp blog
Android In-App Purchases
Posted by Mark Alexander on 12 April 2018

In this article we'll be looking at how you create and test In App Purchases (IAP) in your Androi... More »

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Dynamic MP Grids
Posted by Mark Alexander on 6 February 2018

If you've ever had to make any type of enemy movement in a game (especially a top down game) the ... More »

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Z-Tilting: Shader Based 2.5D Depth Sorting
Posted by Mark Alexander on 18 January 2018

Today's Tech Blog is courtesy of Hannes “Ariak” Schmieding, and it covers an interesting alternat... More »

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Ghosted Parent Events and Object Variables
Posted by Mark Alexander on 14 December 2017

The 2.1.3 update to GameMaker Studio 2 is out and along with the usual batch of stability improve... More »

Networking techblog
Introduction To Networking In GameMaker Studio 2
Posted by Mark Alexander on 21 November 2017

This tech blog is a revision of the Introduction To Networking blog post, only updated for use wi... More »

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Amazon Fire - Part 2: Publishing
Posted by Mark Alexander on 8 November 2017

In the previous tech blog, we explained how to set up GameMaker Studio 2 and the Amazon Fire targ... More »

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Amazon Fire - Part 1: Setting Up
Posted by Mark Alexander on 7 November 2017

Welcome to the first part of our 2 part Amazon Fire tech blogs. In this blog post we will take yo... More »

Blog getstarted particles
Get Started With Particles In GameMaker Studio 2
Posted by Mark Alexander on 17 October 2017

This tutorial is a revision of the Quick Start To Programing Particles blog post from a few years... More »

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Making A One Script Game
Posted by Mark Alexander on 9 September 2016

Over at the GMC we have been having a "One Script Game" jam, which is essentially a mini competit... More »

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Creating a "Lights Off" Game
Posted by Mark Alexander on 18 July 2016

Today's Tech Blog is courtesy of longtime GameMaker user Dan Johnston (AKA GameDevDan who is one ... More »

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