Game Maker Language Gamemaker

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Top 12 Game Maker Language Gamemaker Projects

  • GitHub repo Scribble

    Efficient multi-effects text renderer for GameMaker Studio 2.3.1 (by JujuAdams)

    Project mention: does gml look like c#???? | | 2021-06-29
  • GitHub repo Chatterbox

    GameMaker Studio 2.3.2 implementation of the Yarn narrative design language (by JujuAdams)

    Project mention: [HELP] Best way to code narration/dialogue in a dialogue-heavy game | | 2021-01-19

    I haven't used it personally, but Jujuadams made Chatterbox which should effectively do exactly what you're looking for.

  • Scout APM

    Scout APM: A developer's best friend. Try free for 14-days. Scout APM uses tracing logic that ties bottlenecks to source code so you know the exact line of code causing performance issues and can get back to building a great product faster.

  • GitHub repo Bulb

    2D lighting and shadows for GameMaker Studio 2.3.1

    Project mention: Can someone make a really good lighting system? I'll pay you. | | 2021-04-05

    You can take a look at Bulb.

  • GitHub repo Lighting-System-2D

    2D lighting system for GameMaker Studio

    Project mention: Need help with Ultimate Light System asset | | 2021-05-25

    I bought this too but ended up going with

  • GitHub repo Input

    Comprehensive cross-platform input for GameMaker 2.3 (by JujuAdams)

    Project mention: New To GM/Requesting Tutorials And Or Assistance. (Scribblenaut like game) | | 2021-06-22

    There are other methods to make more game-like text boxes, there are some extensions that make it easier, like here:

  • GitHub repo SNAP

    Easy data format saving and loading for GameMaker Studio 2.3.2 (by JujuAdams)

    Project mention: Can I import Particle Effect data from a JSON file to Gamemaker Studio 2? | | 2021-01-21

    You can look into using the library, SNAP to import the JSON into your game. It's super easy to use.

  • GitHub repo pixel-perfect-smooth-camera

    An example of pixel-perfect yet smooth camera for GameMaker Studio 2

    Project mention: Pixel perfect camera zoom/movement | | 2021-05-27

    Similar concept, but for game maker, explained here:

  • SaaSHub

    SaaSHub - Software Alternatives and Reviews. SaaSHub helps you find the best software and product alternatives

  • GitHub repo crispy

    A unit testing framework built in GML for GameMaker Studio 2.3+

    Project mention: Simple Unit testing for GameMaker Studio (link in comments) | | 2021-07-03
  • GitHub repo Clean-Shapes

    Antialiased primitives library for GameMaker Studio 2.3

    Project mention: Free Antialiased Shapes Library - Pure GML | | 2021-03-21
  • GitHub repo InputCandy

    Awesome gamepad support for GameMaker Studio 2 games.

    Project mention: InputCandy for GameMaker | | 2021-05-12
  • GitHub repo GML-OOP

    A constructor library for operating the primary functionalities of GameMaker Studio 2.

    Project mention: GML-OOP — A library aligning GameMaker Studio 2 features towards object-oriented programming | | 2021-05-27

    As for the performance impact, I note in the documentation that this is an additional layer of code in the core of its design and it will always take more time to execute. This would be the case for any GML library as a call of any function increases the execution time of the code it is responsible for and a potential user of such library has to approach it with that in mind. My current assumption is that it only is likely have a noticeable effect in huge or complicated projects or while misused and I will be testing this on my own work, as well be gathering feedback on the matter.

  • GitHub repo Cloneoa

    Klonoa Custom Level Engine

    Project mention: Cloneoa: the Klonoa custom level engine (indev) | | 2021-02-13

    Follow the development here or here

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2021-07-03.


What are some of the best open-source Gamemaker projects in Game Maker Language? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 Scribble 147
2 Chatterbox 50
3 Bulb 40
4 Lighting-System-2D 39
5 Input 33
6 SNAP 33
7 pixel-perfect-smooth-camera 20
8 crispy 13
9 Clean-Shapes 9
10 InputCandy 7
11 GML-OOP 6
12 Cloneoa 5