This example shows you how to make a minimap in a very simple way using views.
The example uses 2 views: One for the game, one for the minimap. In view 1, the game is drawn as normal. After that, view 2 is drawn overtop but smaller and in the corner.
Although this technique is extremely easy to set up, it isn’t very efficient. The second view is a scaled down version of the actual game, and to achieve this GameMaker draws the game twice, once for each view. So, use with care.