GameMaker Studio 2 Released

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If you read our website, you probably have had dreams of making your own games at one point – right?

YoYo Games have now released GameMaker Studio 2, and it’s one of the easiest game engines to make professional-quality games in. I should know, as I used the original GameMaker Studio in college to make games (Full disclosure: I’m a game design student graduate).

Lots of successful and popular games have been made in GameMaker Studio, including the likes of VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action, Hyper Light Drifter, Nuclear ThroneKatana Zero, Downwell, Spelunky, and even Hotline Miami.

GameMaker Studio 2 runs $99.99 for the desktop version, and allows you to port your game to Windows, Mac, and Ubuntu. Porting to iOS, Android, Web (HTML5), Microsoft UWP, and eventually consoles (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, etc) cost a bit more. You can find more information and pricing over on the company’s website.

It’s never too late to get into game development, even if you’re just messing around making fun prototypes. What are some of your favorite games made in GameMaker? Sound off in the comments below!

Brandon Orselli


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