List of Successfully Funded GameMaker Kickstarter Projects

Independent game developers seeking to raise funds for their projects have been turning to the popular crowdfunding website Kickstarter as a means of doing so. A number of GameMaker projects have appeared on Kickstarter, and while not all have been successful, several have. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of GameMaker projects that have been funded on the platform.


Opinion Piece – Why IndieCity Is A Waste Of Time

If you are a registered iOS or Mac OS X developer, Apple will let you distribute your game on iTunes and through the Mac App Store. Windows 8 also has its own software store now. Even developers of online games can submit to online portals, or let online search engines act as a catalogue (searching for flash-based casino games in Google for example). For developers targeting Windows XP/Vista/7 users, there is no “default” distribution store for Read more…


GameMaker Price Increase & New Product Announced

YoYo Games have announced that the price of GameMaker Studio Master Collection will be increasing in mid-August 2013. In an email sent to mailing list subscribers, customers are advised to “take advantage of the current and very low $499.99 price of GameMaker Studio Master Collection.” As of version 1.2, the price of GameMaker Studio Master Collection will increase by 60% to $799.99.


GameMaker Studio – Giveaway #2

Following the success of our previous giveaway, we’re giving away another free copy of GameMaker: Studio Professional by YoYo Games to another lucky reader, worth USD $100. With people now making a living using GameMaker: Studio this flexible engine is becoming more and more valuable to game developers across the world. However, not everyone can afford to purchase GameMaker: Studio, so we wanted to continue to give back to the community by giving away a Read more…


YoYo Under Fire for “Unfair Pricing”

YoYo Games has been criticized for imbalanced pricing of the GameMaker: Studio Master Collection following the recent launch of the Ubuntu module. GMC member Jobo, who owns a copy of GameMaker: Studio Professional and has been a member of the official community forum for five years, accused YoYo Games of not taking care of those who purchased the software early after its release. He argued that those in his situation would now have to buy Read more…


Review – Making Money with HTML5

Since the release of GameMaker Studio, a large portion of hobbyists who once used the tool to create freeware Windows games are now taking advantage of the ability to export to mobile devices. This means a new wave of developers, with little experience in distributing their games or conducting business, are now looking for pointers as to how they can profit from their work. Matthew Bowden’s ‘Making Money with HTML5‘ may be the first e-book Read more…


YoYoGames.com is worth $696,640

Many of you have probably seen people trying to flog off third-rate domain names claiming to have had them appraised and valued at ridiculously humongous sums. DNScoop is actually one of the reasonable sites out their valuing websites based on their Page Rank, number of incoming links and age of domain amongst some other figures. Crazy GameMaker domain valuations were first brought to my attention when Gamez said that GMShack.com was worth $80. Personally I Read more…


Sell Your GM Games

Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear. Bad website. Really, the implementation is shockingly bad – and the fact that the entire process is 0% automated only adds to the mockery. The site “of course will get 30% of your sales for hosting and selling your games“. Of course. “If the game is incomplete or is sloppily done it may get rejected as we try to keep a standard for our site” – submit your made-in-two-minutes Read more…