I am not a programmer. I’m not an artist. I’m not a game designer. But still, I’ve been tinkering under the hood with Game Maker, and it has been one of the most exciting, challenging, interesting and creative things I’ve ever done with my spare time.
I’m only a handful of hours in, but the game that’s been taking up most of my imagination lately is Alien Isolation. And damn if it isn’t brilliant. I’ve been playing it “Co-Op” with my girlfriend, meaning that when one of us gets too stressed out we just hand the the controller off to each other. It’s actually a really great way to play a tense, stressful game like this and also works well because I think Isolation is just about as fun to watch as it is to play.