A page dedicated to Mark Overmars'
When and how did you discover Game Maker?
Back in late 1999, I wanted to create a Team Fortress Go Kart game. I typed in Game Maker on google, and was hooked from there.
Have you used any other game creation programs?
Ive tried Click n Play, Dark Basic...none of which are as good as Game Maker.
What games or other projects have you made with (or for) Game Maker?
Oh, I've made lots- Prisms of Light, The Atlantis Series, Explodin Crapola: Helicopter Cacophony 2, Ore No Ryomi, The Wal-Mart SUV Parking Lot Challenge, etc...you can find all of these, and lots more, at www.vertigogaming.net
What are your favorite Game Maker games?
I like Shawn 64s games. They all have that feel of arcade greatness.
What are your favorite games NOT made with Game Maker?
I mostly play Halo online on PC. I also go by Mr.Chubigans there.
What advice would you give new Game Maker users or those who would like to improve?
Learn from the many mistakes you will likely make. I sure did.
What elements of a game are most important to you and why?
Music. If you can get the music to be involving enough, the game will be twice as great. It gives the game personality.
Why do you make games? What is your primary inspiration, motivation, or both?
To make fun games other people really enjoy. Thats the real motivation for me. Its great getting feedback!
Do you have other artistic pursuits other than game development? If so, what?
I am doing Animations also, and made a 10 minute cartoon called Superkinetica. Its 600 MB, so dont expect a download anytime soon...
Any other comments?
Good luck to everyone, both in Game Maker and in life!