IG Maker is a new game development solution created by collaborating companies Enterbrain and SmileBoom, Ltd. Straying away from its past products, Enterbrain designed IG Maker with the intent to be extended with plug-ins provided by either enthusiasts or Enterbrain themselves, the former being largely considered to lack cross-compatibility. Strangely enough, IG Maker forgoes the RGSS scripting system that has become standardized in RMXP or VX in favor of a point and click driven GUI. Other stark contrasts from previous Enterbrain products include a complex tab interface that consists of flowcharts interconnecting individual elements or "canvases" of a project as well as support for multiple platforms such as Xbox360, flash, or standard windows executable. At the current time, this program is capable of creating three distinct genres: Platform, shoot-em-up, and action adventure.
IG Maker was known as "Action Game Maker" on its initial release in Japan. It was renamed IG Maker for it's US debut and released on 07/03/2009.