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Separation of Concerns in GameMaker Studio

I recently got into the (bad) habit of using just one single controller object for my games. It manages everything from input to video. The logic behind this was that the less objects GameMaker has to manage, the less resources it will use. In principle that’s true. In reality, switching from 5-6 controllers down to…

Metroidvania Metroid-like World Design

The¬†Metroidvania Metroid-like game genre, from a development perspective, is quite¬†complex to master. World and level design, for examples, are core elements of the game along with player abilities and game physics. You cannot plan one without the other. This is because player abilities, powerups and game physics, are the very elements that allow the Player…