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YoYo Games, the creative force behind leading 2D game development engine GameMaker Studio 2, today announced its continued drive to bring games development to everyone with the launch of the Creator Edition for either Windows or Mac. The Creator Edition of the premier simple-to-use 2D toolset gives new game developers the power to let their imagination go wild, enabling full access to all of the engine’s expert features, as well as the ability to instantaneously publish their game to either Windows or Mac desktop.
“Our mission at YoYo Games has been simple – build a premier games development engine and toolset for the masses where anyone can unleash their creativity to build awesome games. The Creator edition delivers this to developers, enabling them to build sophisticated PC and Mac games, and launch them on digital marketplaces such as Steam,” said James Cox, general manager, YoYo Games. “With the Creator edition, we’ve listened to community feedback and introduced a low cost 12-month licence model, which gives budding developers the opportunity to progress beyond our “first game” tutorial, and use all our game design features. And, if they get bitten by the game making bug, they can take the next step up to a high performance Desktop license, saving 30% on the upgrade cost.”
The Creator edition is the perfect platform for game creators to take their first steps into games development and publishing onto digital platforms. It provides full game development functionality, removing the design limitations within the trial version, and giving creators full access to expert features including shaders, integrated source control, texture groups, texture size support, SWF support, spine support, extensions and runtime external resources. The Creator edition allows game creators to publish games to Windows or Mac.
The GameMaker Studio 2 Creator edition 12-month licence is now available for $39 through the YoYo Games website. For game creators who want to upgrade to the Desktop version, they will receive a 30% discount off the permanent licence cost of $99.
To download the GameMaker Studio 2 press kit, please visit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/otl
About YoYo Games
YoYo Games is the home of GameMaker, the fastest and friendliest cross-platform game development technology out there. GameMaker Studio 2 has been completely redeveloped with usability and efficiency at its core, allowing developers to create games within a single code base and then publish them to run natively across multiple platforms including Android, iOS, HTML5, PS4, Xbox One, Windows Desktop, OS X, Ubuntu, Windows UWP.
To date, the GameMaker Studio family of products has been downloaded more than 10 million times since 2012 and currently has 200K MAU. YoYo Games is based in Dundee, Scotland.