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Designing Games with GameMaker
Designing Games with GameMaker

While statement

A while statement has the form

while (<expression>) <statement>

As long as the expression is true, the statement (which can also be a block) is executed. Be careful with your while loops. You can easily make them loop forever, in which case your game will hang and not react to any user input anymore.

The following program tries to place the current object at a free position (this is about the same as the action to move an object to a random position).

  while (!place_free(x,y))
    x = random(room_width);
    y = random(room_height);

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