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GameMaker Games on Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a cool bit of kit, there’s no denying it. The Pi2 has 4 cores and a gig of RAM, so it’s a pretty powerful beast, but one of the few things it does lack however, is lots of amazing games. One thing the GameMaker community has in abundance, is great games, so we’ve been trying to get the two worlds to collide for a few years now, and while we’re still a little ways off, YoYo Games has teamed up with Vlambeer, Jesse Venbrux and Locomalito, to give you a taste of what we hope will soon follow. With the help of these amazing developers, YoYo Games is proud to present to you 3 astounding, full games. Absolutely FREE.

One thing we would ask however, is if anyone wants these games, please get them to come here to download them. Not only are we really interested to see just how many gamers there are out there for the Pi, but we want to be able to tell our developers. This will in turn get them excited, and in turn get more games on this amazing machine, which will help feed your gaming habit!

So, relax….download….play..…enjoy – and tell EVERYONE!.

They Need To Be Fed - Jesse Venbrux

Run and jump through 11 crazy worlds to feed the monsters in this 360° gravity platformer. It doesn't matter which way you go; up or down, left or right, you can't fall off because of the 360° gravity! Jump from rotating planes to moving platforms, avoiding dangers and collecting diamonds.

*Requires a mouse to play.

Super Crate Box - Vlambeer

Grab your baseball cap and loosen your pants, it's time to fight endless hordes of enemies and collect every weapon crate you can. Prepare for an arcade delight with tight controls, refreshing game mechanics, cracking retro art and a terribly hip chiptune soundtrack.

Maldita Castilla - Locomalito

Maldita Castilla (Cursed/damn Castile) is an action arcade game full of myths from Spain and the rest of Europe. The graphic style is raw, made pixel by pixel with a limited color palette, like in the old days, and displayed through a dirty old monitor effect.

These games have been built and tested on the full RASPBIAN JESSIE image, and this is the installation we recommend. However, you might be able to get them going on other installations if you know what you're doing. You can download the full JESSIE image here.

The games require at least 256Mb GPU RAM, and if you’ve enabled the new OpenGL beta driver, you’ll need to disable that as well.

To play the games download or copy these archives onto your Raspberry Pi, then open up a terminal and untar them using this command line:

tar xvzf MalditaCastilla.tar.gz
tar xvzf SuperCrateBox.tar.gz
tar xvzf TheyNeedToBeFed.tar.gz

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