Game Hammer is a tool which can help you create your own games. It's very compatible with Game Maker 6.1, but cheapest ;) I release this software under shareware licence, which means you can use it however you like as long as you can. If you would buy a full version, you can make a donation. GH it's full compatible with Game Maker 6.1 and GML 6.1. If you have experience in this program, you can try GH. It's cheapest ;) Features, both for free and registered version: Backgrounds, sprites & images Animated graphics Rotate sprites Modify resources at run-time - sprites, backgrounds, paths etc. Particle effects 3D graphics Full-screen anti-aliasing 3D hardware acceleration Off-screen surfaces - for rendering dynamic textures Interstitial screens - videos Font control Sound effects & music itp.
This video is a tutorial how to create a simply platform game in only 4 minutes. Sorry for worst quality, but i have very old machine ;(