Game Maker creator Mark Overmars has launched YoYo Games Studios at the Dutch Game Garden in Utrecht, Netherlands.
YoYo Games Studios is part of the main YoYo Games Ltd company which focuses on supporting game developers who want to create Game Maker games. Services are provided for free so long as you agree to publish the finished title commercially through YoYo Games.
YoYo Games Studios is not open to all, acceptance is based on your background, experience in game development, the type of game you plan to make, other members of your team (if any) and the state of the game development.
The website states “we work with a limited number of selected teams of external developers. We give regular feedback on the design of the game, with an eye on the possibilities and limitations of the platforms. We answer technical questions regarding the Game Maker software. We can help form development teams. And we provide test builds of the games. We also handle the contacts with YoYo Games Publishing to guarantee publication of your games.”
As there has not yet been any official announcement it is unclear how YoYo Games Studios fits in with the companies general publishing agreements to which the general public should be able to apply early this month.
YoYo Games are supposed to be making an announcement tomorrow…