Game Maker Runner for Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch [Video]

YoYo Games’ porting game of choice, Skydiver, now runs on iPad! In the video below Mike Dailly shows the arcade game running on YoYo’s runner for the Apple device without any noticeable glitches.

At the time of writing there has not been any announcement from YoYo Games regarding the video. YoYo Games have now confirmed that the runner works on iPad, iPhone (and presumably also iPod Touch).

More than 60 million iPhones and 2 million iPads have been sold although recently sales figures for Android phones have overtaken those of the iPhone which Sandy has described as being “a quick port” following an iPhone runner.

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  1. I love to be counter skeptical.
    I don’t think YoYoGames is going to hand out the runner so that users can plug whatever data they want into it. Either, GM will export your game to an iOS format, which you will then submit like any other iOS programmed app (Think Unity), or all iOS games will be distributed straight through YoYoGames, who will then submit your game like any other app.
    Apple will still be in complete control. The only difference is that rather than use their C based tool set to program the game, GM was used.
    At least, that is how I think it will work unless I just missed something.

  2. I hate to be the sceptical one, but YoYo Games must still come to a formal arrangement with Apple for distributing a runner for iOS which the games will be inserted into. They do this so that each user doesn’t have to get a full-on dev. account (£59 a year) and follow the ambiguous approval process. However, Apple is only ever the one to distribute content on the App store (hence, no Flash). So I doubt whether Apple will approve a runner which can take in loads of content that will compete with all of the paid apps available and take the control away from Apple.

    That, and the fact that Steve Jobs is a stickler for efficiency.

    • “However… whats even cooler, is all this also runs on the iPhone as well. This means we have several new platforms all for one port.”

      The word “several” would seem to imply that it will work on a range of iOS devices including iPod Touch.

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