It’s time to showcase the Commodore Computer Club’s Top 5 Fun Facts about Garry Kitchen’s GameMaker released by Activision in 1985.

C64 Garry Kitchen's GameMaker - Commodore Computer Club

Without any further ado, here are the C64 Club’s Top 5 GameMaker Fun Facts:

  • Garry Kitchen’s GameMaker is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for the Commodore 64, Apple II and IBM PCs.
  • The software is notable as the first high-level all-in-one game design product aimed at the general consumer.
  • Of the three supported platforms the C64 version is arguably the most feature-rich, as it takes advantage of the advanced SID sound chip and color capabilities lacking in the Apple II and early PC hardware.
  • These include sprites, music, and background elements for loading into GameMaker.
  • To demonstrate the versatility of the program, the software package includes several demonstration files to get you started in making games, one of them being a recreation of the David Crane classic Pitfall!

Do you have any stories that you would like to share about using GameMaker on a Commodore 64 computer? Maybe you made some arcade games or demos with it back in the day? If so, the Commodore Computer Club would like to know, so drop us a comment below.

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