A downloadable game collection for Windows

Download NowName your own price


this is a collection of games made
during my early years in game development
from 2003 to 2011

they're for everyone to enjoy
and for young developers to relate to and maybe learn from

some of them i'm glad to show off
some are embarassing
it's a fairly eclectic lineup


i've written notes on every game here

these contain controls and important info
as well as brief commentary

in addition to the 26 games in this collection,
my archive also contains 27 rough games and test games
which I've decided to exclude

beyond that, a countless number of game projects
have been either scrapped or lost over the years
there are notes about a select few of those

here are a few old reviews of my games:
passifism - http://www.gamemakergames.com/?a=view&id=7128
passifism 2 - http://www.gamemakergames.com/archive/passifism-2
huespace - http://www.dealspwn.com/huespace-review-81128#more-81128


many of the games are altered from their original form
for accessibility purposes

this includes adjustments to screen scaling,
level skips for some of the longer games,
bug extermination, etc

any games that used particles, color blending
sprite masking, or sprite rotation, etc
have had those features removed
because i currently use an unregistered gamemaker7


my name is quintin stokes
i started learning gamemaker around 11 years old (2003)

it was very frustrating at first
but slowly taught myself almost everything i know today
the built-in help documentation was endlessly useful
some help was found online
or from local friends who also played with gamemaker
i used to frequent the gamemakergames forum as 'carefree games'
r.i.p. gmg

a lot of these games used drag & drop programming
but the later ones transition into written code
it was interesting to see all of my old
errors, awkward physics, overcompications, etc

you can kinda see the progression of graphics over time
but it's really all over the place
at some point i dumped a bunch of old assets
but i still have a few and included some here

never made my own music for any of these games
i did play with sound effects a bit though
made frequent use of gamemaker's provided sound resources

early on i came up with the developer name 'carefree games'
most games here were made durning this period
i liked to play around with logos for different games
every once in a while i consider switching back to this name

around 2008(not sure) the name changed to 'nonsuch games'
development slowed down a lot during highschool years
although i also made some board games during this time

Published 76 days ago
AuthorArtifice Machine
GenreAction, Platformer, Puzzle, Shooter
TagsArcade, Experimental, GameMaker
Average sessionA few hours
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 2


Download NowName your own price

Click download now to get access to the following files:

Carefree Games 83 MB


Log in with itch.io to leave a comment.

Wow this is quite the impressive collection! I got into GameMaker a bit later, around 2009, and have really regretted not saving some of my favorite older GameMaker games from the sandbox. So I'm always happy to see people posting old GameMaker games :)

I haven't tried any of these yet, but will when I get home later tonight. I've played a good number of your other games and really enjoy the style of them, so it'll be cool to see some of their origins.