By: Avadhootha Rams
For free game development software with more power and options, Game Maker 8 is the better choice. The software has been in active development since 1999 and has a very large following. Originally developed by Mark Overmars, a Dutch computer scientist, the software is now developed and published by YoYoGames.
Game Maker 8 makes it easy to create great games without having to learn a programming language or spend a lot of time. Many tutorials and resources are available, along with a lot of help from the community. Users can create any type of game they can think of, be it platforming, role-playing, racing, adventure, or any other type. After users get comfortable with Game Maker 8′s drag-and-drop interface, they can explore the software deeper and unlock its true potential with the built-in custom programming language.
For a more in-depth view on Game Maker, check out our Game Maker article.