NOT COMPATIBLE WITH GAMEMAKER STUDIO 2
UPDATED to include example project
multi_touch_click can be used in a variety of ways in a variety of situations.
it is meant to be used for mobile devices, however works fine with other platforms too!
The code following execution of this script is only run ONCE.
A version of the script to CONTINUOUSLY run code will enter development soon.
That being said, if you have a project that entails multiplayer on the same device, or if you're targeting a young demographic who cannot hold the device easily, or if you just want your player to be able to push multiple buttons at once, then this script will help you IMMENSELY!
It's great for beginners, as it still allows the use of drag and drop code, just like the built in event! (mouse: left button)
For intermediate users, it creates a way to combine written code WITH drag and drop that wasn't previously possible when implementing multi touch features!
It's also a great time saver to the more experienced users, as it eliminates the need for coding each "virtual mouse" independently, and DRASTICALLY cuts down on the amount of code you have to write. As a bonus, it's very simple and can be easily edited to better suit your needs!
We use this script in nearly every mobile game we create for it's sheer versatility and it's ability to make our code much cleaner to read!
We hope it makes a major impact within the community as a "goto" tool for mobile development, as well as making the transition easier for new developers!
Thanks for helping us get our start in game development YoYo!