I am becoming much more comfortable with Gamemaker. It's making me think more logically, and I am happy with that.
Here's a screenshot of what I have so far. I don't have a good title for it yet. But I have the rudiments of the gameplay up.
It was still kinda embarrassing to show this to my class, because it's not too innovative like the other groups.
I've gotten random amounts of enemies to appear. Very proud of that. Tonight I want to get up the rudiments of a menu screen. Also I am still working on concept art.
One day, I hope to be able to use pygame.... I can see easily how a lot of these variables may be manipulated there.