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Learn RPGs in GameMaker: Studio

Build and Design Role Playing Games


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Ben Tyers
    Pages 1-19
  3. Ben Tyers
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  15. HUD
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About this book


Carry out the pre-planning, design, and programming of role playing games (RPGs) using the popular GameMaker: Studio in this very practical and fun book. Author Ben Tyers teaches you how to create a story or plotline for the RPG, apply aesthetics, and develop core and extended gameplay.  

Using Learn RPGs in GameMaker: Studio, you can design and build your own RPG using the GameMaker: Studio platform. Build your first game application and deploy in an app store, on Facebook, or just on a PC.  Maybe, even, make a few bucks.  

You will:
  • Use the GameMaker: Studio platform to design and build a role playing game
  • Create a story for game design purposes, using a plot line and defining characters 
  • Discover the impact of aesthetics on art style, character separation, scene development, sound design and views
  • Master core gameplay elements such as battles, exploration, scoring, and endings
  • Work with extended gameplay elements such as collectibles, quirks, management, and saving 
  • Employ the various core and extended gameplay elements as appropriate to your RPG


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Flat 1414 Bury House Flat 14WorthingUnited Kingdom

About the authors

Ben Tyers is an expert GameMaker: Studio user, developer, coder, expert and IT trainer.  He has authored a number of small books on GameMaker for game application developers and runs a popular GameMaker resources web site.

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