Participation in Athens Global Game Jam

This year we are ready to participate in Athens Global Game Jam.
We have formed a team of 2 game developers. Our graphics designer will not be able to participate. But we are willing to cooperate with other game makers that we will meet at the event!
We will be developing in Game Maker Studio, and most likely exporting for Android platforms.
We are eager to start and very anxious of what we will actually accomplish in such a short amount of time.
But we are willing to have a lot of fun! And experiment with new ideas, as well as, exchange ideas with fellow game developers.
I hope we will meet many interesting people.
I hope to see you all there!

Marios Kogias
Marso Games

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SQLite Windows Game Maker Studio Extension

Hi all.

As a follow up to the previous post, I have created an Extension for GMS SQLite in Windows Platforms.
The Extension provides easy access to an SQLite Database for your games that are exported to Windows Platforms. With this extension you can port your SQLite database file with the distribution of your game. The extension provides all the most common functionality of an SQLite DataBase. (e.g. insert, update, delete, query/cursor, create/alter/drop tables/indexes). Just add your SQLite DataBase file inside Game Maker’s Project. Database files are imported into a project using the “Create Included Files” functionality. All database files must reside inside the the group named “databases”. If there is anything more than you need to do with an SQLite DataBase in Windows, do not hesitate to contact me so that I enrich this extension further. Special care has been taken to provide fine grained Exception Handling. All SQLite errors are caught and forwarded to Game Maker Studio, so that the game always knows what has happened with the execution of every method. Error Handling messages return either the expected result, or in case of an exception a String with the following Template :
{MethodName}: ERROR:{ReturnCode}: {ErrorMessageForCode].
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need something more from this library.

You can find the extension here :
https://marketplace.yoyogames.com/assets/4989/sqlite-windows-gms-extension

I hope you will find it as useful as i did!

Android SQLite GMS Extension

Hi all.

While we were creating a new drawing android game for children, we needed a database implementation to store all the Tales/Scenes/Objects etc. And also we wanted an SQL solution. So we picked up SQLite that is very easy to use.
But not for Game Maker Studio!
So we had to create an extention. And the result is an Extension for GMS that provides easy access to Android’s embedded database library for SQLite (android.database.sqlite). With this extension one can port his SQLite database file with the distribution of his game.
The extension provides all the most common functionality of an SQLite DataBase. (e.g. insert, update, delete, query/cursor, create/alter/drop tables/indexes).
I am planning on enriching the extension further regarding database upgrades in the future.
Special care has been taken to provide fine grained Exception Handling. All Android Java Exceptions are caught and forwarded to Game Maker Studio, so that the game always knows what has happened with the execution of every method. Error Handling messages return either the expected result, or in case of an exception a String with the following Template : {ClassName}:{MethodName}:Exception:{ExceptionMessage].
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need something more from this extension.

You can find the extension here :
https://marketplace.yoyogames.com/assets/4969/sqlite-android-gms-extension

I hope you will find it as useful as i did!

Puzzle Cats for PC

Hello everybody,

After a “summer of learning” of “Game Maker Studio”, with minecraft 2d tutorials on youtube, I decided to take action with my own game. I am rewriting PuzzleCats in Game Maker Studio and I am planning a release for PC. I hope to have it ready in the following weeks. GMS has been a very friendly game maker GUI tool and I can’t believe how easy everything is with it. Not only to make easy stuff, but also really advanced stuff! And what is more, youtube and www is full of resources, examples and how-to’s.

The graphics designer is having a slow start on our new adventure, because she is making a lot of reading and analyzing the atmosphere of the Mediterranean. I have seen a few drawings, but they are really just ideas. I will be posting drawings as soon as they feel like the game!

Stay tuned!

Marso Games.

Moving on

Hello everybody,Thank you all for your kind support.

After releasing our first android game, we have made a lot of thinking and we are coming to some important conclusions. I would like to share these thoughts with you.First of all, we are very proud to have managed to release our first game. It was a beautiful experience building it and we want to make more games. We both love building games and we really want to make this a part of our everyday life.

And now for the big news. We have already started working on our next game! It is going to be an adventure game and it is going to be awesome! We have already finished the outline of the plot and the basic elements of interaction. Everything takes place on an island of the Mediterranean. The main character struggles to save his family and to do so he needs to undertake a journey to unknown places and meet strange creatures he has never seen before. I don’t want to reveal any more information yet, but it’s going to be really atmospheric with hand-made graphics and we are even hoping of hiring a professional for the music.
We have our first schetches and we are moving to a new development tool that is more game-friendly (watching video tutorials all day! Back to school!).
I promise to get back with some more juicy stuff as soon as we have something more solid!
Cheers!
Marso Games

Puzzle Cats android game released

Hi everybody.

After months of development in our free time we managed to finish and release our first free android puzzle game featuring our favorite pet, the CATS!
This game is a grid of cats of three colours. Touching a cat that has at least 3 same-coloured cats in its right, left, up or down axis it will disappear giving 10 points for each cat.
There are many levels in this addictive game. And there are also a dog, a mouse and a skein that manage to up the fun with their special abilities!
Though it may seem easy to learn the basics of this game, some levels may need more strategic planning than you would expect!

The video is a short demonstration of the first level of the game!

We would also be glad to hear your opinion.

Below is the QR code to download the game.

qrcode.puzzlecats.store

Enjoy!

Marso Games