Game Maker Week

On Friday I had my wisdom teeth surgically removed which has resulted in me taking a week of sick leave from work whilst I recover. However, being the restless type, I've decided to spend the week teaching myself something new.
I've decided to start learning Game Maker, a popular game development environment. It's something I've been meaning to do for a while but haven't had the time to focus on it making this week the perfect opportunity to dive in.
I'm following the excellent YouTube tutorials by Shaun Spalding to get me started. Hopefully by the end of the week I'll have a basic game put together and enough knowledge to get the game development ball rolling on further projects.