This asset is a complete engine for a top down shooter game for 1-4 players using gamepads, eg. Xbox or PlayStation.

Preview: Click to Play Online Preview

Note due to limitations of Game Maker, the following issues can be seen in the HTML5 version (preview above):

  • Not compatible with Safari
  • Gamepads are only initially recognized as connected upon a button press
  • Disconnecting player 1 will result in the other gamepads not being recognized either
  • No gamepad vibration support



  • Automatically recognize connection and disconnection of gamepads
  • Move and rotate players with thumbsticks
  • Movement speed dependent on orientation of thumbstick
  • Shoot with the trigger
  • Pause menu with thumbstick selection
  • Check for gamepad type (Xbox/PlayStation)
  • Easy to build upon or add support for an additional 2 players or change to a singleplayer game
  • Clear, concise commenting to help understand how everything works

Note: only tested with Xbox One controllers on Windows and HTML5

End User Licence Agreement (EULA).

Version 1.0.0. Published March 3, 2017

Created with GameMaker: Studio v1.4.1763

Age Rating: 4+

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Total size 790 KB

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