Author name: Aurimas

Better show_debug_message() function for GameMaker debugging

I am one of those developers, whose main tool for debugging is print messages sprinkled all over the code, so wrapping GameMaker’s show_debug_message() in something short and sweet like Log() is a must. However, I started running into situations where Log(variable) would not be informative enough for me to quickly figure out where it was …

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“Unknown issue with Google Play Services” using GameMaker extension

If you’re trying to use Google Play Service extension from GameMaker’s marketplace you might meet a mysterious error “Unknown issue with Google Play services” in your path. I had no success with Google results, but good people in the extension review section pointed to the solution – enabling Google Drive API in Google Console. Don’t …

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Making GIFs of your game

As wise men say, “A good GIF of your game speaks louder than hundreds of screenshots” and while dealing with audiences with short attention spans you need strong visual hook to punch a viewer in the face with all the awesomeness your game has.