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Time to spice up your GameMaker Studio games the easy way! Design some awesome effects, then add them to your game.

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TMC Particle Lab is a Visual Particle Effect designer made for Yoyo Games GameMaker Studio! It was designed for touch friendly use on tablets, but works just as fine for Windows.

Create advanced particle effects within minutes, using multiple Particle Systems, Emitters and Particle Types. Crosslink the systems simply by dragging and dropping them onto each other. Tweak and twist every available Particle option with ease.

When you're happy with the effect, use the One-Click 'export as GML and share it online' using the services available on your device (GDrive, OneDrive, Dropbox etc.) for easy importing into GMS.

When Importing into GameMaker Studio, please download the TMC Particle Lab Effects asset from the YoyoGames Marketplace here :


- add multiple Particle Systems, Emitters and Particle Types
- link the systems by drag'n'drop
- easy resizing of emitter region
- touch friendly interface with layered menu system
- delete, copy and renaming of all objects
- over 20 awesome effect templates
- Death/Step particle loop detection
- Hide/Show GUI for fullscreen preview
- Save/Load projects
- Export as GML for GameMaker Studio
- Integrated online sharing of project files and GML exports
- 30 Custom particle Sprites

The default project contains 1 Particle System, 1 Emitter and 1 Particle. Tap and hold to move them around. Single tap to open the object menu. Use the menus for detailed options. Use the Main Menu to add more objects.

Drop them on each other to link them. Dropping a Particle on another Particle sets the Death Particle.

- A Particle System can be linked to multiple emitters, but not particles
- An Emitter can be linked to only 1 Particle System and only 1 Particle
- A Particle can be linked to multiple emitters

Menu and Hide/Show GUI buttons are drag-able - tap and hold to move them around.

The very first full version has been released for Android, and you can find it in Google Play right here. It's free to download, unlocking GML Exporting is $5.99.

The full version for Windows Desktop has been submitted to Desura, so hopefully it will be available soon. iOS and Windows 8 versions are on their way!

You can download the free version right now, all features except GML Exporting are enabled, so you can create and save all the effects you want, and export them later if you decide to get the full version.

The free version is available here at IndieDB, and at the GameMaker Player Store.

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