Getting started with GameMaker, making Asteroids! I mean OK, it’s just a clone of a classic, but isn’t that how fledgling artists practice? Initially¬†created following a tutorial, I then went through and added a lot of extra features, including music, splash screens, a pause function and much cleaner code.

Embedding by i-frame is pretty ugly, so please follow the link below to try the game.

Asteroids Game

A/D or Left/Right to turn
W or Up to move
Space or Right Control to shoot
Escape to pause

You can download the gmz file, and import into your copy of Game Maker if you’d like, using this link:¬†https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/40423572/Asteroids.gmz

Finished my first GameMaker Game
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What do you think?