Game Maker 8 Public Beta Released

on July 3, 2009 - 5521 Views

When on Sunday we revealed that a beta of Game Maker 8 was “not far away” little did we know just how soon it would emerge.

Earlier today Mark Overmars posted details of how to obtain a copy of Game Maker 8 beta on the YoYo Games blog.  To receive a copy of the beta you will need to register here which also gives you access to the bug reporting facility.

You can download the first beta of Game Maker 8 here.  (YYG no longer host).

Features that will only be included in the Pro version are present but documentation states that the beta “will stop working at the end of August 2009.  The same applies to all games created with this beta version.”  Hopefully YoYo Games have put steps in action to ensure that this can not be abused.

Details on the new features included in Game Maker 8 can be found here.

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28 Responses to Game Maker 8 Public Beta Released

  1. Caniac says:

    I can’t wait for the full version :)

  2. gnysek says:

    Works better and quicker, but takes more of RAM.

  3. NessXX says:

    I don’t like the new versions sprite editor.

  4. bayan says:

    an empty room GM game already eats more than 16,000 KB of Memory

  5. tuntis says:

    I hope they fix that hideous installer.

  6. Laloeka says:

    Public beta!? WOO

    Looks really nice, i’ve to download it now! :P

  7. @ Laloeka:
    Bjarno from NGMC :P

    ONTOPIC:
    I tried it and it works fine on windows vista 32-bit as administrator. It looks good and works fine. I already reported 2 bugs and had 1 bugs that’s already reported :(

    I can’t wait for the final version to.

    Greetz,
    Bjarnovikus

  8. Hicaro says:

    I not see much new, I saw no improvement in the interface, such as zoom in the room or another way of looking at objects, but bueo is only a vein, they could not wait long. be waiting for the beta 2 version or the final.

    I hope not disappoint me,although it will continue to usen_n

  9. James Rhodes says:

    Both the runner and the maker contact YYG’s server. I wouldn’t be surprised if they check the date and time on their server instead of the local computer time.

  10. Elmernite says:

    hmm… I’ll need to give it a shot. I’m surprised they went with a public beta. I’m glad they did though!
    -Elmernite

  11. Eyas says:

    I’m trying to figure out if this runner is the C++ runner or just an enhanced delphi one.

  12. queviltai says:

    do .gmk files stop working after august too, even if you load them with GM7 ???

  13. Takis76 says:

    I download it , it have many bugs yet , but they will be fixed all , until the final version.
    New code editor is great. New sprite editor is great. The tutorial in the beggining is great to.

    One thing I didn’t saw , arrays remains in 2D. I thing I will see more than 2D arrays in final version. Even 2D games needs multiple arrays.

  14. queviltai says:

    the new script editor is disgusting

  15. Demonic says:

    I can’t even get to the register page :/

  16. Fredrick says:

    The link works just fine O__O
    PG: Promotional link removed. There is a working download link in the main post here.

    I recommend not download the BETA though. Just wait for the full download (of which I can’t wait for). :)

  17. Derme says:

    Sweet!! Get to try it out early for FREE!!

  18. Derme says:

    The link didn’t work…Damn…

  19. Zetoo says:

    What is the difference of simple & advanced mode?

  20. Zetoo says:

    ummm, beta sucks… wait for the full version! its not worth waiting for download! ;)

  21. Mattthew_H says:

    Derme :Sweet!! Get to try it out early for FREE!!

    You’d think that. They aren’t going to make you pay for a beta release…

  22. [...] feature list remains that same as for the first beta, which was released at the start of July, however there have been a number of small additions and some bug fixes and [...]

  23. Chris says:

    I can’t get an exe to run for more than 15 seconds before it freezes, that makes it pretty hard to test… maybe it’s my PC.

  24. J.carlos says:

    downloads de game maker 8.0

  25. Joaquim says:

    these new version will be prepared for real 3D games(i’m not actulizate:()?

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