GameMaker

You can download Gamemaker 8.1 from here:
Windows: https://www.coderdojobelfast.com/Resources/GameMaker-Installer-8.1.exe
Mac: https://www.coderdojobelfast.com/Resources/Game_Maker_Lite.dmg

You do not need to purchase a licence – the free version is more than enough for what we do!
We use version 8.1 which is not totally compatible with the latest Studio version available direct from YoYo Games.

Below are a list of sites with various Gamemaker tutorials

ICTMindtools – https://www.coderdojobelfast.com/ictmindtools/
An excellent site for beginning game development with Gamemaker
Most of these tutorials are used in our induction class.

Tutorials – https://help.yoyogames.com/hc/en-us/articles/216755498-GameMaker-8-1-and-Studio-Teaching-Resources

Gamemaker Sprites – Some sprites to use in your games
http://www.rupert.id.au/tutorials/gamemaker/sprites.php

Gamemaker Games – http://www.gamemakergames.com/
A bunch of sample games created in gamemaker