Update: GameMaker Studio Standard is now 100% free permanently, click here for more info »The promotion below has ended
For a limited time, GameMaker Studio Standard edition is available for free. Valued at $49.99, GameMaker Studio Standard is a significant improvement upon the free version of the software which imposes harsh restrictions on the resources that developers can make use of.
Additionally, developers can use their free Standard edition license to upgrade to the Professional edition (RRP $99.99) for only $35 more. This offer ends March 2, 2014.
To take advantage of this offer, download and install GameMaker Studio and follow the instructions that appear. To upgrade from GameMaker Studio Standard to GameMaker Studio Professional for $35, simply enter your Standard license key when checking out. This offer is not being extended to the Steam version.
Due to high demand, the license key may take a while to appear in your email inbox, and there may be delays when trying to validate the key.