Gamemaker Apprentice

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TECHNOLOGY IN ACTION™

The

Game Maker’s Apprentice
Game Development for Beginners
Create PC games the easy way using Game Maker’s simple drag-and-drop interface Learn essential game design theory Make your games more fun! INC LU DE S AN CD W D IT TO EVER H GA CR YT ME EA HIN M TE G AK 9 G YO ER AM U N SO ES EED FTW ! AR E

Jacob Habgood and Mark Overmars
Foreword by Phil Wilson,
the producer of the highly anticipated Xbox 360™ game Crackdown.

The Game Maker’s Apprentice
Game Development for Beginners

Jacob Habgood Mark Overmars

The Game Maker’s Apprentice: Game Development for Beginners Copyright © 2006 by Jacob Habgood and Mark Overmars All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner and the publisher. In purchasing this book, the authors and publisher grant you permission to use the electronic resources from the accompanying CD for commercial or noncommercial use in your own games made with Game Maker. However, redistribution of the original games or their resources is prohibited and the authors retain full copyright of all the original game concepts and the intellectual property associated with them. ISBN-13 (pbk): 978-1-59059-615-9 ISBN-10 (pbk): 1-59059-615-3 Printed and bound in China 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Trademarked names may appear in this book. Rather than use a trademark symbol with every occurrence of a trademarked name, we use the names only in an editorial fashion and to the benefit of the trademark owner, with no intention of infringement of the trademark. Lead Editor: Chris Mills Development Editor: Adam Thomas Technical Reviewer/Additional Material: Sean Davies Editorial Board: Steve Anglin, Ewan Buckingham, Gary Cornell, Jason Gilmore, Jonathan Gennick, Jonathan Hassell, James Huddleston, Chris Mills, Matthew Moodie, Dominic Shakeshaft, Jim Sumser, Keir Thomas, Matt Wade Project Manager: Richard Dal Porto Copy Edit Manager: Nicole LeClerc Copy Editor: Liz Welch Assistant Production Director: Kari Brooks-Copony Production Editor: Ellie Fountain Compositor: Dina Quan Proofreader: Lori Bring Indexer: Present Day Indexing Artist: Kinetic Publishing Services, LLC Illustrations and Cover Art: Kevin Crossley Game Artists: Kevin Crossley, Matty Splatt and Ari Feldman Cover Designer: Kurt Krames Manufacturing Director: Tom Debolski Distributed to the book trade worldwide by Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 233 Spring Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10013. Phone 1-800-SPRINGER, fax 201-348-4505, e-mail orders-ny@springer-sbm.com, or visit http://www.springeronline.com. For information on translations, please contact Apress directly at 2560 Ninth Street, Suite 219, Berkeley, CA 94710. Phone 510-549-5930, fax 510-549-5939, e-mail info@apress.com, or visit http://www.apress.com. The information in this book is distributed on an “as is” basis, without warranty. Although every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this work, neither the author(s) nor Apress shall have any liability to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the information contained in this work.

To halcyon days with a frog, a parrot, and a talented bunch of gremlins.

Contents at a Glance
Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiv About the Authors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvi About the Technical Reviewer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xvii About the Illustrator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
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