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December 12, 2017

Guest Blogger

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I want to talk about something cool that I’m calling “orchestration." Object orchestration is the act of controlling objects from inside of another object. This is very useful for something like a “controller” object, which manages many things in your game.

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December 05, 2017

Guest Blogger

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In this post, I wanted to share my experiences with level design - the things I did right, the things I did wrong, and general tips to make your platforming levels much better. First, I'll explain the various methods I found that were effective for me when designing levels.

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November 28, 2017

Guest Blogger

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Welcome to another GameMaker basics tutorial! Today we are going to talk about views which is the camera system in GameMaker. Views, like most things in GameMaker, have some tricky to understand variables and functions

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November 24, 2017

Guest Blogger

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Hello, and welcome to another GameMaker basics tutorial. Today, I want to talk to you about how to pause your game. It is a fairly simple process, but it can be a bit confusing if you are unfamiliar with certain GameMaker functions.

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November 20, 2017

Guest Blogger

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Shaders are often used to create beautiful graphical effects in games. They are also among the most advanced features offered by GameMaker Studio 2, but I will try to explain everything as simply as possible in this post.

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November 16, 2017

Sreeram Krishnamachari

In-app purchasing (IAP) is the predominant method for selling products within apps. You have been asking us to provide an option to submit IAPs in batches and Amazon is delivering it today.

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November 15, 2017

Jeff Blankenburg

Today, we announced that Alexa devices are coming to Canada. Starting today, you can use the Alexa Skills Kit to build skills for customers in Canada using the new English (Canada) language model.

If you are new to skill development, check out this detailed walkthrough to get started.

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November 14, 2017

Jesse Freeman

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In the second part of this series, we are going to explain how to compile a final executable as an APK file and upload it to the Amazon Appstore so you can make it available to the public.

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November 10, 2017

Guest Blogger

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Welcome to the final GameMaker Basics entry! In this post, I'll cover hitboxes and hurtboxes. For example, how do they work? How do you set them up? How do you balance them? I thought this would be a great place to address questions like these.

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November 09, 2017

Jesse Freeman

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Welcome to the first part of our Amazon Fire tech blogs. In this blog post, we will take you through setting up GameMaker Studio 2 and testing your game on an Amazon Fire device.

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