The Ultimate 2D Game Development Environment

Everything you need to start making games

Make an amazing first game step-by-step using Drag and Drop
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GameMaker has helped developers create much-loved and multi-million seller games such as:
Undertale, Forager, & Hyper Light Drifter 
GameMaker Studio 2
Make a Game

Let's Make a Game

Everything you need to start making games
Free video and written step-by-step tutorials and pro tips showing you how to make amazing games.

Free video and written step-by-step tutorials and pro tips showing you how to make amazing games.

Make a game using our easy to learn GameMaker Language or Drag and Drop for no-code development.

Make a game using our easy to learn GameMaker Language or Drag and Drop for no-code development.

Used by indie developers, professional studios, and taught at schools, colleges, and universities worldwide.

Used by indie developers, professional studios, and taught at schools, colleges, and universities worldwide.

"GameMaker's systems were easy enough to approach as a novice and are now so second-nature to me that I'm comfortable tackling larger-scale problems that I wouldn't have dreamt of four years ago."

Carl Pilon (Orange Pylon Games)

“Using GameMaker's in-built tools let me understand the role they play in game development and gave me the foundations I needed to go on to recreate any of them for myself in larger contexts. It was the perfect stepping stone for me to go from knowing nothing to feeling like I am an experienced games programmer.”

Gabe Weiner (lazyeye)

"GameMaker basically taught me how to make games."

Carlos Azuaga (CZAzuaga)

"Everything I know about programming I learned thanks to GameMaker. It was my very first coding experience and I'm glad I stuck with it. The GameMaker community is also vast and there's tons of content in forums and tutorials, which made the learning process a lot less scary."

Matias Schmied (maitan69)

"Honestly, without GameMaker, I probably wouldn't even have gotten to the hobby stage of game development. It gave me an approachable way to get into game dev and realise my ideas, that I otherwise couldn't have."

Benjamin Kiefer (BenStar)

GameMaker Features

GameMaker Studio 2 is a complete development environment for making games. It comes with a comprehensive set of tools and lets you create games for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, HTML5, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch. It’s the fastest way to make and export a game to any platform.

Main Features

Workspace Editor

Workspaces are optimised to bring everything to your fingertips.

Image Editor

Use our powerful Image editor to create and edit graphics and sprites.

Sprite Editor

Our Sprite editor helps you to design your characters and other graphics.

Object Editor

The Object editor makes things happen in the game, and fast!

Room Editor

The Room editor provides design tools and camera controls.

Tileset Editor

The Tileset editor enables you to convert sprites into tiles to quickly design rooms.

Sequence Editor

Sequences animation tool to quickly bring your game to life and creates cutscenes.

Debugger

The Debugger lets you optimise to peak performance in your game.

Workspace Editor Image Editor Sprite Editor Object Editor Room Editor Tileset Editor Sequence Editor Debugger

Tiers

The Ultimate 2D Game Development Environment
Free
  • Completely free, no credit card required.
  • Make your first game with our free tutorials.
  • Upload your game to GXC!
Creator
  • Start your game development career and release your games on desktop stores.
  • Export your game to Desktop - Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms.
Indie
  • Level up your game development and release your games with multiple export options.
  • Export your game to Desktop, Web, Mobile and UWP platforms.
Enterprise
  • A must-have for small and large studios alike. Release on major console platforms.
  • Export your game to any platform from a single code base.
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