GameMaker Studio Standard Edition is now completely and permanently free to all developers. Previously sold at $49.99, GameMaker Studio Standard is a significant improvement upon the free version of the software which imposes harsh restrictions on the resources that developers can make use of. The previous resource-limited free version has now been retired. If the cost of GameMaker: Studio Standard was holding you back before, there isn’t anything holding you back now. Unleash your creativity!
Some notable changes, however, have been made to GameMaker Studio Standard as part of this transition. Previously, exporting to Windows 8 and Mac OS X was included by default in GameMaker Studio Standard but that is no longer the case. Additionally, games made in GameMaker Studio Standard will now include a “made with GameMaker” splashscreen in game, and you will need to register the software using an active email address. Users who previously bought the Standard in any shape or form can still keep all the features it had including Mac OS X and Windows 8 App Export, and they won’t get the “made with GameMaker” splashscreen. That is, only users who get the free version of ‘Standard’ will have these limitations.
For those who do not know, GameMaker: Studio is a game creation system that caters to entry-level novices and seasoned game development professionals equally, allowing them to create cross-platform games in record time and at a fraction of the cost! As well as making games development 80 percent faster than coding for native languages, developers can create fully functional prototypes in just a few hours, and a full game in just a matter of weeks. GameMaker is currently used by 1.2+ million active developers monthly and has fueled various success stories.
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To access and for more information on the features available in GameMaker: Studio Standard and other tiers of the software, including the Professional edition or the Master Collection, please visit https://www.yoyogames.com/studio.