Hello every one! I have been using Game Maker 6.0-8.0 for quite some time now making side scrollers and other 2D games. I have a huge background in C, C++ and ( a little less in C#) programming and development. I have wanted to produce my own game commercialy for the PC (direct X9 for now and maybe later direct X10).
I love Game Maker 8.0 but there is a bug with screen tearing which I've been battling for a few months now with no cure. I would not mind upgrading to 8.1, however, no one knows if this is fixed and it costs another $40. I may look into purchasing Game Maker Studio, however, that will be some time away. I have tried DarkGDK and like it, although I am not entirely sure I want to commit to it. I am looking for new possibilities to use or maybe find reasons to stay with what I have.
I created this topic because I want to know what your favorite engine, software tool, development kit or software package is. Why do you like it? What made you get it? Is it free or how much was it? Did you start from scratch making your own system? Did you or do you have more than just yourself working on project(s)?
Edited by allegory, 17 September 2013 - 03:37 PM.