Sunday, September 18, 2011

Tower Guard Source Code

While I haven't had the time to make any more tutorials, I figured the least I could do was give out the editable file for this due-to-be tutorial game. Why now and not before? Well, I just cleaned up all the programming. There are no comments in the code but it has a relitively simple structure and I'm sure it won't be too difficult for anyone to decipher.

As you may know, Tower Guard is designed to be compatible with IOS, hence the "Tap the screen to start" instruction. What you may not have known is that Tower Guard is compatible with the upcoming Game Maker HTML5. The game runs in-browser without any trouble!

As an added bonus, Tower Guard uses none of Game Maker's Standard functions, so the download is good to go for all you Lite users.

Game Maker HTML5

Not far off is probably the most significant update to come to Game Maker in a long time. Don't forget to sign up for the Beta if you are interested. Also, if you ever want to get it, get it now while it's only $99 instead of $199! At last, you can make a game in Game Maker and have it run in any HTML5 compatible browser. Forget Flash! Too expensive and complicated! With Game Maker HTML5, you can experience all the simplicity of Game Maker and still produce web-ready content.
All that said, you are probably wondering if I will be making tutorials for GM HTML5. Official Answer: Maybe. The interface has been re-skinned, effectively making all my current tutorials "out-of-date", but not useless. Same Actions, just new pictures. At the very least, I'll make sure anything I write in my current tutorials isn't incompatible with GM HTML5, like I did with Tower Guard.

Good luck Game Making!

~Bluish-Green Productions

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