A page dedicated to Mark Overmars'
When and how did you discover Game Maker?
Um...about 3 years ago i think. I got bored with rpg maker and found this little program. I haven't tired of it since.
Have you used any other game creation programs?
rpg maker 2000. I started a couple of games. One was called Tackyon Chronicles and i forgot what i called the other ones. I don't use this program anymore for obvious reasons.
What games or other projects have you made with (or for) Game Maker?
Max the Wonderdog, D-day, The eye, Taxi Driver, Ski-Dumb, Ski-Dumb Redux, Ski-Dumb Reloaded as well as hundreds of idle games. I don't host some of these games but plan to when i get a web site up and running. Unfortunately i'm too lazy for that now and just host a couple of them generically.
What are your favorite Game Maker games?
Seiklus by cly5m. A lot of time obviously went into this game. Jetz series by Shawn64. Drugs, violence, swear-words. Dark Island by Yomamasmama. It isn't finished yet but i'm loving what i see.
What are your favorite games NOT made with Game Maker?
Final Fantasy 7
What advice would you give new Game Maker users or those who would like to improve?
Read the help file.
When posting in the community, accept criticizm and don't think you're better than you are.
What elements of a game are most important to you and why?
Atmoshpere. There's nothing worse then a game with great programming, kick-ass graphics but no spirit.
Why do you make games? What is your primary inspiration, motivation, or both?
I make games because i choose to. I am inspired by the efforts of others and am motivated by music and heaps of coffee.
Do you have other artistic pursuits other than game development? If so, what?
I draw, write songs, play the guitar, write scripts and do whatever else keeps me from going nuts.
Any other comments?
Something for kate is the best band in the world, gourmet lettuce tastes like crap and the human race has doomed itself.