Thank you for joining us for a wonderful week in Video Game Design: Arcade Generation Tech Camp!
If you are interested in continuing your education from Video Game Design: Arcade Generation Tech Camp, below is information about how to purchase the technologies we use in Tech Camp.
Campers who take part in our Video Game Design camps have many options for continuing to create video games outside of Tech Camp. Below you will find information about the software that we use, books that are available, and how to try making games on your own.
Downloading GameMaker 8.0
Campers in our Video Game Design Tech Camps use GameMaker 8.0 for Windows(free version). There is a newer version of GameMaker called GameMaker Studio. We recommend staying on version 8.0, which is much more stable software.
- Mac parents: There’s a known error when installing GameMaker 7.0 on the newest Mac operating systems. Use this fix to bypass the error. Also, games made in camp will not play on the Mac version; those games must be recreated from scratch on the Mac GameMaker software.
Books and Tutorials
The developer of GameMaker Studio is YoYoGames, and they have created some free training material inside the GameMaker 8.0 software. We also recommend a book from Jacob Habgood called GameMaker’s Apprentice (for GameMaker 8.0).
- Link: GameMaker’s Apprentice book $26
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