I've been away for the past few weeks, slowly pondering and planning my next steps through my course. However, after a jaw-dropping deal from www.humblebundle.com, which was the GameMaker bundle, I decided that I would try my hand at making a game in GameMaker.
Whilst it is a simple engine, I've had quite a bit of fun watching a small prototype quickly progress, albeit alongside a rather thorough tutorial. I have some ideas for this tutorial and I am looking forward to trying to have a working prototype around 2 weeks from now.
This is a big learning opportunity for me, I've always wanted to dabble in creating pixel art or game UI art in general and Game Maker is the best opportunity I have to do it. What's more, Game Maker is a great engine for games that I would like to make.
In the meantime, I'm continuing on with my course, completing small projects. By the end of this year, I will hopefully have 3-4 prototypes under my belt!