A page dedicated to Mark Overmars'
When and how did you discover Game Maker?
found gm in a search engine
Have you used any other game creation programs?
i've used rpgm2k and 3drad
What games or other projects have you made with (or for) Game Maker?
i've made too many things in gm to mention here, but my metroid games are the most famous (you can get them on that link)
[These are some of them: Bounty Hunter 1 and 2, Chain Reaction, Glowing Traces, Harmony, and Metroid Redemption. -ed.]
What are your favorite Game Maker games?
i liked prizms of light, and helicopter cacaphony (made by chubigans) and super snake (made by RED)
What are your favorite games NOT made with Game Maker?
f-zero gx, metroid prime, jet force gemini (n64) and super smash bros
What advice would you give new Game Maker users or those who would like to improve?
i'd say first off to read the manual, and not take on a big project early on
What elements of a game are most important to you and why?
gameplay and control are the most important, cause if those suck, graphics won't make a difference
Why do you make games? What is your primary inspiration, motivation, or both?
i make games cause i love doing it, and i'd like to make it my profession
Do you have other artistic pursuits other than game development? If so, what?
i also enjoy composing music (some of which has gone into my games)