Introducing the easiest way to implement top-down movement into any game!
In your character's STEP event, simply add: topdown_step(walking speed, collision object);
Now lay down a character and some collision blocks... and THATS IT! With easily changeable values to support any game, top-down movement could not be any easier. This script will add 8-way movement, sliding against walls during a collision, and tight gameplay.
http://www.masharcade.com/easyTopDown/ Go here for a live demo! Use WASD/Arrow keys to move around.
Features well-commented code and an easily editable script.