A page dedicated to Mark Overmars'
When and how did you discover Game Maker?
about two years ago. i don't really remember how, i just found it in a little site.
Have you used any other game creation programs?
i used rpg maker 2000 for a while but it really sucks. i started making a game with it but i found out that it doesn't give you any freedom in the creation, just some custom things i can mix. i never actually finished my rpg, i have it now on a disk but it's infected with a virus.
What games or other projects have you made with (or for) Game Maker?
i made a lot of games. super carrot, battle bees (i think it's my best) cyclop force, the thing, monopoly, backgammon, minigolf, virtual cyclop, and cyclops. they are all available in my site.
What are your favorite Game Maker games?
my favorite games are
legend of 6 magics (by delta)
spoonpage (by darthlupi)
digitz (by eric db)
pilot (by button man)
What are your favorite games NOT made with Game Maker?
wkobo (the best freeware game there is!)
and final fantasy
What advice would you give new Game Maker users or those who would like to improve?
try to be original and don't rush into making complicated games before you know how.
What elements of a game are most important to you and why?
gameplay, because this is the element that eventually makes the game worth playing or not. all the other aspects aren't important if there isn't gameplay.
Why do you make games? What is your primary inspiration, motivation, or both?
i started making games because i was bored and i didn't have any games to play on my computer. i don't really have an inspiration. i just do what ever comes to my head.
Do you have other artistic pursuits other than game development? If so, what?
i'm not really an artistic guy... so no i don't have any.