Stencyl compares itself to GameMaker

One of the founders of the currently under development game creation kit Stencyl has commented on the responses given by YoYo Games CEO Sandy Duncan in his recent interview with the GameMaker Tech magazine. On his blog Jon from Stencyl highlights the vast differences between the commercial YoYo Games and their self-funded ‘hobby’. “…while competition is an inevitable part of any business, let’s remind ourselves that we’re not out to “beat” Game Maker. We’re here Read more…


Stencyl before GameMaker 8?

Back in January this year Stencyl, the currently under-development open-source game development engine, founded a Limited Liability Company to manage their project. Speaking of the reasons behind the move Stencyl’s webmaster and Lead Web Programmer Stephen said…


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…


Open Source Game Maker

Game Maker consider going Open Source (well maybe one day). Don’t think this will happen with the incompetence shown by YoYoGame so far, but you never know. A move away from registration based income to advertising revenue would obviously need to happen here but it would, if it happens, help increase the popularity of GameMaker and of course would result in more features for users. Only Stencyl for competition, shame YoYo haven’t got this done, Read more…


Is Game Maker News dead? Stencyl Blog.

Scorptek’s Game Maker news blog appears to be dead, or at the very least dieing. Starting in March 2006 the blog has so far had a total of 161 posts, however the latest post on the 2nd September was the only post for that month. A little over a week ago I followed the instructions on their website for submitting news and have not heard anything back. Frustrating? Yes, especially since GMNews its five latest Read more…


Stencyling around

I have just returned from a short break away to find that several new people have begun commenting on GameMakerBlog, welcome all of you. I have some news to share with you regarding my registration of the Stencyl.org domain name. The inevitable came – I was contacted by Stephen Stencyl’s webmaster and was asked to place some kind of statement of dissociation on the site, which I have done. The obvious reason to do this, Read more…


Stencyl

Today I registered the Stencyl.org domain name. For those of you who don’t know Stencyl (official site) is an up-and-coming open-source game development and distribution platform – think of it as an open source, and probably better run version of GameMaker. Quite why the creators of open source software neglected to register the .ORG of their project I don’t know, but I had been eying it up for a few days and couldn’t resist any Read more…