# Game Maker Platformer Physics

Howdy everyone!

Today I wanted to post a simple snippet that will solve all your physics needs in Game Maker Studio’s GML language.  Sure, Game Maker will do physics for you, but for a platformer, where physics is one of the most important aspects of the game design, why not write your own so that it feels exactly right!  Anyway, just pack this bad boy into a script and enjoy!  If you get adventurous, feel free to start tweaking it to make it your own!

Also, some of you may notice that this could be done more simply or compactly. Generally I like for my code to be readable, especially for a small, side scrolling game that’s not very taxing.

```var grav_speed = argument0;
var vspeed_max = argument1;

// if jumping
if vspeed < 0 {
// if nothing above
if place_free(x, y+vspeed-1) {
gravity = grav_speed;
}
// if something above
else {
move_contact_solid(90, abs(vspeed)+1);
vspeed = 0;
}
}

// if at top of jump
else if vspeed == 0 {
// if nothing is below
if place_free(x, y+1) {
gravity = grav_speed;
}
// if something is below
else {
gravity = 0;
vspeed = 0;
}
}

// if falling
else {
// if nothing is below
if place_free(x, y+vspeed+1) {
gravity = grav_speed;
}
// if something is below
else {
gravity = 0;
move_contact_solid(-90, vspeed+1);
vspeed = 0;
}
}

// limit vspeed
if vspeed > vspeed_max {
vspeed = vspeed_max;
}
```