GameMaker is an easy to use card based development system which allows you to create simple adventure games with graphics, buttons, and text. There is no programming required, but it does have a small programming language which can be used to make better games. Just draw the pictures, type some text, click a few buttons, choose some options... and PRESTO, an adventure game is completed! You can then compile your game into a real stand-alone application that can be uploaded to online services.
What's new in GameMaker
FIX: Clicking on Al's Home Page in the Internet menu was not correctly linking to the page.
FIX: In OS X 10.6 after accessing external files, a "Can't access temporary file" error would occur causing GameMaker to not be able to save the project.
FIX: When importing graphics files, all files are now shown as available for importing.
MOD: SPRITEPATH command was missing from the help text.
NEW: Added SPRITECOLLIDE syntax to test if sprite is touching a specified area or coordinate.