Coding with GameMaker


No programming experience is required! You will learn how to code your very own stand-alone executable game using GameMaker™.



Students will be able to…

  • Demonstrate proficiency using the GameMaker Studio programming language
  • Use variables, conditional statements, loops, and arrays in programming
  • Understand game events and how to write code to respond to the events
  • Effectively debug code by playtesting a game

Total Completion Time

Approximately 20 hours

Student Work

Here are some examples of the work that students will complete in this course:


Inside Coding with GameMaker

Inside CwGM


Course Documents

Software and Hardware Specs

GameMaker Studio must be downloaded and installed onto computers with a Windows operating system. GameMaker Studio is not supported on devices such as Chromebooks or iPads. Zulama-licensed schools can purchase GameMaker Studio licenses at an exclusive price of $25/computer. Contact Zulama at for more information on how to receive this discounted rate.

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