Game Maker 8 Public Beta Released

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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  1. 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). 🙂

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. @ Laloeka:
    Bjarno from NGMC 😛

    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.


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