In the early 1990s, I came across an ad for Game-Maker by Recreational Software Designs in the back of
a video game magazine. There wasn't much information, and it was $50 (a formidable price in my lawn-mowing days), but I decided it was worth a try. I was hoping to find a modern PC equivalent to Gary Kitchen's GameMaker for the Commodore 64.
I had fun with the program, but I quickly became frustrated with its limitations. I probably would have
been more motivated to keep at it had the BBS number included with the program worked. When I eventually got a 2400 baud modem, I would have
enjoyed trading creations with others.
I never completed a game using RSD Game-Maker, but here you can see what a few of my abandoned projects looked like.
In 2011, Eric-Jon (a.k.a. Aderack) asked me whether I'd be willing to share my old creations in connection with an article he was writing. You can find the resulting article at Insert Credit.
If you'd like to try RSD Game-Maker for yourself, you can find it here (along with the source code):