YoYo Games Announce ‘Win Big’ Competition Results

The results of the Win Big competition hosted by YoYo Games have now been published. The competition ran for 3 months between May and July earlier this year. Entrants were required to use GameMaker Studio to develop a game for Windows 8, and then submit their entry to the Windows Store. The entries were judged throughout August. First place and the ‘Best New Game’ prize went to Shaun Spalding for his puzzle adventure game ‘Another Perspective‘, Read more…

Russell Kay Interviewed On Microsoft Development Radio

Following a recent interview with CEO Sandy Duncan, YoYo Games CTO Russell Kay has also been interviewed on Microsoft Development Radio, using the time to explain his view on the differences between using ‘Drag & Drop’ and code in GameMaker. You can watch the video below.

Sandy Duncan Interviewed On Microsoft Development Radio

In a video released by Microsoft Development Radio, CEO Sandy Duncan of YoYo Games has spoken of the potential that GameMaker holds for Windows developers as well as outlining several large developments users can look forward to. You can watch the video below.

Windows Phone 8 Module Officially Released

Earlier this month, owners of GameMaker: Studio Master Collection were given access to a beta version of the new Windows Phone 8 module. Today the module was officially released, with a familiar price tag of USD $199. The module is free for new and existing Master Collection owners.

Community Links – YoYo Twitter Support, Win 8 Rebate, Secret Santa

YoYo Games have launched a Twitter account specifically for handling support issues. The account, @YYGSupport, is managed via Zendesk, a leading provider of help desk software.

Master Collection and Windows Phone 8 Beta Module Added

The latest update to GameMaker: Studio – version 1.1.615 – allows users that have previously purchased export modules to upgrade to the Master Collection. Owners of the Master Collection, which has a current retail value of $499.99, will receive all future modules for no additional charge. Users that have already purchased the HTML5, iOS, and Android exports can update their license via the help menu.

$12000 YoYo Games Microsoft Competition Announced

YoYo Games are currently hosting an app development challenge in collaboration with Microsoft to welcome the recent launch of Windows 8.

Weekend Community Links – DRM, Steam Workshop, Free Upgrades

A demo of Death Ray Mantra (DRM) has been published to Steam Workshop for GameMaker: Studio along with a free pack containing all of the resources used in the game. The game has recently gained exposure after inclusion in the Deep Space Edition of Bundle in a Box. DRM isn’t the only new addition to Steam Workshop. Other games of note are Blak, a first-person shooter demo, and War Nose, an arcade-style shooter. YoYo Games have confirmed that everyone who Read more…