YoYo Games have teamed up with Microsoft again for a new competition, branded as The Ultimate Experience. Entrants can win a copy of Halo 4, reimbursement on the Windows Stores, Xbox 360 consoles, and a backstage pass to Microsoft Studios. Entry is US only.
GameMaker: Studio v1.1785 has been released, reintroducing the ability to create standalone executables.
YoYo Games sponsored the Global Game Jam 2013, offering free licenses to entrants.