Public Game Maker 8 Beta “not far away”

on June 28, 2009 - 4621 Views

Sandy Duncan has revealed that a “GM 8 Beta is not far away….”.   The statement was made in a response to a question by Polish student Piotr Gnys on Twitter.

A preliminary list of features for Game Maker 8 was only revealed a couple of days ago so the news may come as a surprise to some.


Then again it all depends on your interpretation of ‘far’.  The latest official word on a planned release date is “during or after the summer” given by Mark Overmars in March. Unlike the beta versions of the C++ runner and Game Maker 7 for Mac which were released to a small private group of testers Sandy has said that the Game Maker 8 beta will be public.

If you don’t understand how Twitter works the screenshot above may confuse you.  Either way you can still follow Game Maker Blog on Twitter!

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11 Responses to Public Game Maker 8 Beta “not far away”

  1. […] Sunday we revealed that a beta of Game Maker 8 was “not far away” little did we know just how soon it would […]

  2. Mattthew_H says:

    Post before me why don’t you James! 😛

  3. James Rhodes says:

    Seems like “not far away” means a few minutes ago.

  4. @gnysek Thanks. I have updated the post to reflect this.

  5. @gnysek Yes that is it. I was able to translate it.

  6. @gnysek ah 🙂 Not sure how I missed that I was on gmclan the other day reading the interview you did with Sandy in March.

  7. Mattthew_H says:


  8. gnysek says:

    UPDATE: Beta will be Public !!!

  9. gnysek says:

    You talking about this one: ?
    I can send an original english version if anyone want, but it’s a bit old now…

  10. gnysek says:

    Not just a student, but also a Polish Community Admin ( ) 🙂

  11. Mattthew_H says:

    I’d think that it’d be ready by, November. Around there. The beta, obviously sooner.
    If they release GM8 around Christmas time, which they could happen, they could get a few sales for Christmas.
    Because who doesn’t want a GM8 key for Christmas 😉

    But maybe that’s looking into the future to much.
    Either way, I hope a public, or private beta test is SOON – as long as I’m in the group of testers of GM8. 😛

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