Microsoft DevRadio: Code vs. Drag & Drop for GameMaker: Studio from YoYo Games
Michael Palermo welcomes Russell Kay, CTO at YoYo Games to the show as they discuss the two major ways to develop games using GamerMaker --- Coding vs. Drag and Drop (DnD). Tune in as they shed a little light on both techniques as well dispelling some misconceptions about DnD and mixing and matching while developing.
- [1:39] GameMaker provides two major ways to develop games – code and/or DnD. Which do you see used more?
- [4:10] Does using the DnD approach impact my game negatively in any way? Such as performance?
- [9:04] It appears you can mix-and-match methods for developing. Could you provide some tips on how a developer would know when to choose one type vs. the other?
- [12:56] Do you know of any games that were created primarily via DnD? (check out Eric Ruth Games.com!)
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- (Part 1) Welcome & GameMaker 101
- (Part 2) Building your First Basic GameMaker Game
- (Part 3) Windows 8 Features
- (Part 4) Create New Assets and Find Free Ones
- (Part 5) Putting it Together
- (Part 6) Add Advertising to your Game
- (Part 7) Get Help