GMB is up for Sale!

I’m really short on time these days so I’ll keep this brief. I had high hopes when I took over the reins back in November last year. I started to implement a lot of new things and the content was coming nice and regularly. Readership is up, income is growing steadily and the subscriber count has grown nicely since I took over. However, due to personal circumstances at work I just don’t have the time Read more…


GameMaker Studio 2 Is Here!

A lot has been made of the recent announcement that GameMaker Studio 2 has entered into open Beta. Many of the regular users have taken to Twitter to post their opinions are screenshots of the new software. We first reported on the new software back in 2014 following former YoYo Games CEO, Sandy Duncan’s announcement on Twitter. It’s fair to say that most users taking part in the Beta are feeling good about the way the Read more…


Ownership Change – What Now For GMB?

Those of you that still frequent this blog for its amazing resources will know that Matthew posted this final post way back in March 2015, over 18 months ago now. It was with this post that he declared the end of his contribution to this blog and the time-consuming maintenance that comes with running a site of this nature. Having run several websites concurrently in the past, alongside a full-time job, I know how hard Read more…


GameMaker Blog Ceasing Publication

UPDATE: GameMaker Blog is alive and well but under new ownership, read more here. I’m leaving this post up as it was Matthew’s last post and explains why the blog was inactive for 18 months. ——————————————————————————————————————————– Unfortunately, GameMaker Blog will be ceasing publication for the foreseeable future. I’m no longer able to maintain the website in addition to my real life and work obligations. Since GameMaker is a niche topic, it is extremely difficult to Read more…


GameMaker Studio 1.4 Features Announced

The feature list for GameMaker Studio version 1.4 has finally been announced, and there are even a few surprises thrown in for good measure. YoYo Games CEO Sandy Duncan shared the announcement on Twitter and also hinted that the Xbox One export is coming soon. Check out the list of GameMaker Studio version 1.4 features summarized below.


GameMaker Studio Standard Is Now Completely Free

GameMaker Studio Standard is now completely free. This version of the popular 2D game development engine previously cost $49.99 and removed various limitations on the trial version of GameMaker Studio. The previous limited trial version has now been retired. Recent promotions made GameMaker Studio Standard freely available for short periods of time, introducing thousands of new developers to the software. The success of these promotions likely influenced the decision to make GameMaker Studio Standard completely Read more…


Poll – Would You Pay A Monthly Fee To Use GameMaker?

Sandy Duncan, CEO of YoYo Games, has said that he supports a monthly subscription model for use of the GameMaker software. Presumably, a subscription model would provide cheaper initial access to functionality that is already offered at set prices, such as exporting to platforms like iOS, Android, and HTML5. We’ve included a poll to measure community support for the idea. Cast your vote below!


Tech Blog – Using Advertising Extensions

YoYo Games, the developers of GameMaker Studio, have posted a new tech blog article discussing the addition of advertising extensions to version 1.3 of the software. Advertising extensions allow GameMaker Studio developers to integrate ads from their preferred provider, even if GameMaker doesn’t specifically support the provider’s SDK. Below is an excerpt from the post.