Game Maker Christmas Wish List

Yo Yo Yo and Merry ChristmasDear Santa Sandy,

For Christmas this year I would like…

  1. The release of Game Maker 8.
  2. An online registration procedure that works painlessly both for new purchasers and those who have purchased Game Maker in 2009
  3. A resolution to the logo dispute. Sorted 🙂
  4. Chrome support for Instant Play (or even better a Java launcher version for all browsers currently not supported).  When I can play Game Maker games in my preferred browser at I will, if I can’t I will either continue to resent loading Firefox or go elsewhere.
  5. Browser share at in November 2009

  6. An announcement of what is coming next both at and for the Game Maker software.
  7. The software on your sites to be kept up to date so that links to pharmacies are not inserted into your blog and the GMC remains secure.
  8. An orange.

What do you want from YoYo Games and Game Maker for Christmas/New Year/the future?

What do you think?

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  1. @Sandy By using Softwrap could you remove the three-activations-only thing? I’m well aware it would increase piracy rates. However, at the same time, it’s what’s been bugging people that have willingly paid for the software. For example – I’ve had to reinstall my OS four times this year. The first two were okay, I could reactivate it. The third time was alright – Softwrap were quick (under 24 hours) to respond. But the fourth time, YYG (may have even been you) said Softwrap had lost the email. I lost two weeks of owning GM Pro before you guys had to reactivate it instead. Those two weeks were part of a four-week contest, which pretty much destroyed my chances in it.

    That’s what I don’t like about Softwrap AS IT STANDS IN GM7 – it’s a piece of DRM that’s a pain to paying customers. If you could either remove the activation limits, add a “Disactivate this copy of Pro” button (though it wouldn’t help with crashes), or make it so a registration will automatically undo itself after, say, a month of GM not being used, then I would support it in GM8. If not (and pointing out you’ve already said in the YYG glog Softwrap is gone) I’ll wait until 2010.

  2. @nal I’m going to show that to my kids.

    Chrome support is on the way, so is GM8, (I hope).

    Is Softwrap REALLY that bad ?… if we use Softwrap for GM 8 I might be able to get it released in 2009 ?

    Oranges are easy, we only seem to have a problem with Apples 🙁

    VERY close to being able to talk about our new dev team and our new ofice and what they’re going to do to GM in 2010, but you’ll need to wait until January to hear about it !

  3. I’ve always had an orange in my stocking…

    I’d like YoYo Games to deliever all those promises they made. What happened to the online highscores? And what about the possibility to sell games? GM8 in 2009? What about competitions, or that secret surprise alternative? GM Mac? – oh yeah, their Mac guy resigned.

    Nice pic of Father Sandy. Somebody should show him that picture.

  4. @NAL Awesome pic. And I too would like to hear about contests. Fingers crossed they have something planned for the GM8 and the YoYo relaunch.

    @Philip Gamble
    Agree big time on number four. I like Instant Play but I like Chrome a lot more. Number six is the main thing I’d like to see across the board. I’d say make it a New Year’s Resolution but nobody keeps those.


    Can has GMB point?

    On the serious part of the topic, I’d quite like some sort of news of a new YYG contest, even if it has lower/no monetary prizes. They’re fun to participate in and always yield some stunning entries.

    A GM8 release or at minimum a realistic, meetable release date would also be welcomed, since I’d really like the Alpha-PNG support ASAP.

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