A page dedicated to Mark Overmars'
When and how did you discover Game Maker?
2000, via websearch.
What games or other projects have you made with (or for) Game Maker?
Toubou, Lagrange, PG3D... There are a ton at my website (www.tractorgaston.com).
What are your favorite Game Maker games?
Can't remember the names. I'm more interested in interesting works-in-progress that show novel techniques.
What are your favorite games NOT made with Game Maker?
Red Alert 2, Wolfenstein 3D, Total Annihilation
What advice would you give new Game Maker users or those who would like to improve?
Get out of the GTA rut! Make your own ideas!
What elements of a game are most important to you and why?
Originality, fluidity, production value, surprises.
Why do you make games? What is your primary inspiration, motivation, or both?
I just like the idea that words can make cool things happen. Kinda like an incantation.
Do you have other artistic pursuits other than game development? If so, what?
There's lots of my paintings at my website.