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GameMaker Studio’s Upcoming Module – Tizen

A new module for GameMaker Studio has been announced. GameMaker Studio: Tizen will be entering beta sometime between the 22nd and 24th of May, and will be available for free to everyone who has purchased GameMaker Studio: Professional or GameMaker Studio: Master. However, once the beta ends, GameMaker Studio: Professional users will be required to purchase the module if they wish to continue using it.

Tizen is a Linux-based operating system which is backed by Intel and Samsung amongst others, and is seen as a way to cut industry ties with Google’s popular mobile operating system Android. However, the platform is still in its infancy and is not yet a prominent force within the mobile markets.

From the official Tizen website:

“Tizen is an open source, standards-based software platform supported by leading mobile operators, device manufacturers, and silicon suppliers for multiple device categories such as smartphones, tablets, netbooks, in-vehicle infotainment devices, and smart TVs. Tizen offers an innovative operating system, applications, and a user experience that consumers can take from device to device.”

It’s unlikely that GameMaker Studio users will show significant interest in this platform until it is more established. Since Tizen heavily embraces HTML5 technology, developers may be tempted to simply purchase GameMaker Studio’s HTML5 module instead. Many GameMaker Studio users are already making money with HTML5, a platform which is proving itself to be both commercially viable and suitably capable.

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  1. Very excited about this (even though i saw it coming). YoYo games has a little bug in their game maker studio folder that gives away the identity of new modules if you go into your %appdata% and open the game maker studio file you will see that Tizen is already in there and has been there for a while. my file says that it was created May 3rd if you look at yours it probably says the same thing. Just a tip to find out about new modules.

    btw the new module i think yoyo is adding is for haptic… dont know what that is but ill wait and see what happens

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