Who Owns YoYo Games?

Ever wondered exactly who owns YoYo Games? According to reports filed annually over the last several years, Mark Overmars doesn’t personally own any shares! Mark Overmars, the creator of the original GameMaker, was not directly cited as being a shareholder, however The GameMaker Company (which Overmars owns) appears to hold 525,000 shares (23.86%). YoYo Games CEO Sandy Duncan predictably holds the biggest stake, commanding 1,000,000 shares (45.45%) of the company. CTO Russel Kay, and Mike Read more…


Going Commercial

A shortened version of a lengthy feature about the different ways of earning money from games you have created. This was written for the 7th issue of MarkUp (released August 2007). A history Game Maker, its community, and the games people are creating with it have certainly come a long way. When I first found the Game Maker Community in late 2002 there were very few commercial games that were made using Mark Overmars’ software, Read more…