"Gee Greg, you've been doing allot of Starter Kits, Game Creator's and such recently. Don't you think..."
I know, I know (and I know, I've said this before), I've been doing a lot of these kind of posts, but it feels like we're finally starting to see some momentum building, we're seeing some phase 2/3 versions of all these and things are starting to get exciting. That the kinds are out/getting out of school and what better way to keep them occupied than to have them building games? (We won't talk about those of you who will be on the beach/poolside typing away on your keyboards build games...
So one more post like this can't hurt, right? And given there's a free version that lets you build Windows 8 Store app's...
Updating your game for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 with GameMaker: Studio™ is easy
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- How to get Windows 8
- Windows 8 Platform Overview
- Setup GameMaker: Studio™ for Windows 8
- Global Game Settings - Windows 8
- How to register as a Windows Store Developer for Free
- Why Windows 8
- Windows Features
- Porting to Windows 8
- Porting to Windows Phone
- Making Money on Windows
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- What to do if you have a question or problem
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- Troubleshooting Windows 8
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How quickly can you create a game? It took me longer to download and install it than it took me to start playing a game (though it was one of the included demo's, so that really doesn't count, does it?)
And not only are there demo games, but complete "in studio" tutorial's that will help the budding game creator get started (or at least keep them busy for a couple hours...)
So start building already!