A page dedicated to Mark Overmars'
When and how did you discover Game Maker?
When searching for tutorials on making games in Flash, about 1 year ago...maybe something more, not sure could be 2. I have a bad memory.
Have you used any other game creation programs?
I´ve only used JAVA and Flash for making games, but real simple ones. In the end i always got bored and i let them die
What games or other projects have you made with (or for) Game Maker?
My last project is Magical Drop GM, which will soon be in the official GM site(yeah!). It can be downloaded at: http://www.winsite.com/bin/Info?19500000036948
What are your favorite Game Maker games?
Ore No Ryomi from MrChubigans and the Stickman Escape series from YoMamasMama
What are your favorite games NOT made with Game Maker?
King Of Fighters series, Rage Of The Dragons and Garou from NeoGeo, any Zelda game, Contra and Castlevania IV from SNES...
What advice would you give new Game Maker users or those who would like to improve?
Always have the manual open while you use GM. And try to search for answers by yourself before going to the community, you´ll learn a lot more this way.
What elements of a game are most important to you and why?
Gameplay. Gameplay, too and also gameplay. A game without gameplay is just an interactive movie.
Why do you make games? What is your primary inspiration, motivation, or both?
I´ve always liked games a lot and making them is a dream come true to me. My inspiration comes from everywhere: TV, movies, songs, conversations with friends...And my main motivation are the replies I get about my WIPs. Now, really, i do it for the money, haha
Do you have other artistic pursuits other than game development? If so, what?
Yes, i draw pretty good and am learning to compose music. Also, i always use 3D graphics designed by me on my games.
Any other comments?
No. Wait, that´s a comment ;D