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[PC] GameMaker Studio Standard now free (previously $50)

06-06-2014, 08:16 PM
#1
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 4,703
[PC] GameMaker Studio Standard now free (previously $50)

http://gamemakerblog.com/2014/06/07/...mpletely-free/
http://www.yoyogames.com/studio/buy
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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 free. GameMaker is currently used by 1.2+ million active developers monthly and has fueled various success stories.



Users that download GameMaker Studio Standard may go on to purchase other tiers of the software, including the Professional edition or the Master Collection. These versions add support for exporting games to iOS, Android, HTML5, Mac OS X, PlayStation, and more.
I know at least two popular IOS games made in GameMaker: Super Crate Box and Stealth Inc.
06-06-2014, 08:30 PM
#2
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
I picked this up in a previous giveaway and it's a really nice piece of kit. Made a very basic start on a shmup and a platformer so if I can do it, anyone can.

Well worth going through the process of locking in the licence, these are never cheap packages. Cheers for the heads up Bronxsta!