YoYo Games have announced the general availability of GameMaker Studio version 1.3 which introduces many new features to the 2D game development engine. With today’s free update, developers will have access to an all-new debugger allowing users to simplify and streamline the debugging process and, for the first time, debug from mobile devices. Additionally, GameMaker Studio’s extensions system has been modified to permit third party SDKs and native code to be integrated into games.
Flash developers will be able to use the new Flash Asset Importer to incorporate SWF and vector graphics into their games without compromising the quality of the images. And, with today’s update, licensed PlayStation developers now have the ability to publish GameMaker Studio games for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.Read More »
Sandy Duncan, CEO of YoYo Games, has said that he supports a monthly subscription model for use of the GameMaker software. Presumably, a subscription model would provide cheaper initial access to functionality that is already offered at set prices, such as exporting to platforms like iOS, Android, and HTML5.
We’ve included a poll to measure community support for the idea. Cast your vote below!Read More »
GameMaker Studio has been a flagship product for YoYo Games since it was originally launched on May 22nd 2012. Today marks the two year anniversary of the most advanced version of the game development software. GameMaker Studio has enabled thousands of aspiring developers across the world to fulfill their dreams, and I can personally guarantee that it is changing lives for the better.Read More »
GameMaker Studio, the popular game development engine used to create titles such as Hotline Miami and the original Spelunky, is currently on sale. For one week only you can get a 50% discount on all upgrades to GameMaker Studio Pro edition as well as additional modules that add support for HTML5, iOS, Android, and more.
Details are listed below.Read More »
Our recent $3000 software giveaway has come to a close. Unfortunately, we experienced some unforeseen technical difficulties during the last few days of the promotion, though we still received thousands of entries into the draw.
Winners have been selected by random draw, and have been contacted at their supplied email address. Check your inbox!
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Recently GameMaker Blog experienced some unexpected extended downtime. The downtime, which lasted approximately 72 hours, was caused by the company hosting our server. Due to a serious network error and a minor omission in our backup system, we have lost access to images used on the site over the past year. However, all other data is safe and has been restored. We will be working to restore the site to 100% over the next few months.
As this downtime has conflicted with our $3000 software giveaway, we are extending the deadline for the giveaway until the 1st of May 2014.
Sorry for any inconvenience.Read More »
As of today, GameMaker Blog has been online for 7 years! To celebrate this milestone we’re giving away $3000+ worth of free software, including licenses for GameMaker Studio, the beginner-friendly game development engine that this website is all about.
Entering the draw is quick and easy, and completely free. Continue reading for more information about the prizes and how to join.Read More »