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Global Game Jam 2016 - Team YoYo

Posted by Shaun Spalding on 8 February 2016

Hello everybody!

This is Shaun, your Community Manager. As you may or may not know, just over a week ago Global Game Jam 2016 happened! The worlds biggest game jam saw over 6800 games made by teams all across the globe in just two days, including one by our very own Team YoYo!

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GameMaker Spotlight: Crashlands

Posted by Shaun Spalding on 3 February 2016

We've decided to start a new initiative here at YoYo Games where in addition to our already brimming showcase of awesome games, we take some time to specifically highlight some of the best new game releases made with GameMaker: Studio!

First up is Crashlands, a game released this January by Butterscotch Shenanigans!

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Global Game Jam 2016!

Posted by Shaun Spalding on 29 January 2016

YoYo Games are proud to this year be sponsoring the Global Game Jam! Game Jams are events where developers with various skills and backgrounds gather to create new games from scratch in a short amount of time. The Global Game Jam is the single biggest annual jam with participants from all over the world, who will be trying to create brand new video games in 48 hours this very weekend!

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Welcome the New Year with our Winter Sale!

Posted by Shaun Spalding on 22 December 2015

YoYo Games Winter Sale!

With the new year right around the corner, we're giving you another chance to get your hands on all of our paid products for a hefty discount. Check out all the prices for our Winter Sale in the table below!

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Huge savings in our Autumn Sale!

Posted by Shaun Spalding on 25 November 2015

The leaves are falling and so are our prices as we reveal our Autumn Sale! Get up to 50% off various GameMaker: Studio products and export modules!

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Humble Weekly Bundle: Play and Create with GameMaker!

Posted by Shaun Spalding on 17 September 2015

We’re proud to announce that we’re working together with Humble and a selection of fantastic developers to provide you with quite possibly the best ever week long bundle for indie game developers and especially GameMaker users!

Not only are we offering you asset packs, GameMaker: Studio Professional AND the Android Export module, we’re offering you twelve awesome games made with GameMaker and best of all…

...the original source code for each game!

This is a super rare (and in some cases, never before seen!) opportunity to get an insight into exactly how games like Super Crate Box, Savant Ascent, Stealth Bastard Deluxe, 10 Second Ninja, Wasteland Kings and many other well known GameMaker games were built.

This bundle also marks the debut of Death Ray Manta! A fantastic, colourful and intense arena shooter by Rob Fearon!

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Spellbinding Solitaire - Now Available!

Posted by Shaun Spalding on 27 August 2015

A brand new, magical imagining of your favourite card game now available on iOS and Android!

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Maddening Overload - Multiplayer now available!

Posted by Gavin Smart on 6 July 2015

Maddening Overload is available now on PlayStation®4 and with our new multiplayer update, you can show your friends who's boss.

Maddening Overload is a fast-paced endless runner where the protagonist must escape from the ever-encroaching wall of his own insanity. Run as fast as you can while dodging pitfalls, spikes and dead-ends which all can prove fatal.

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Simply Solitaire HD update now available

Posted by Gavin Smart on 21 May 2015

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Our hugely popular card game, Simply Solitaire HD, has just received an awesome update!

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Massive savings on GameMaker: Studio in our spring sale

Posted by YoYo Games on 18 May 2015

We're having a sale to celebrate the spring! With fresh beginnings come fresh prices, and you can get up to 40% off GameMaker: Studio products.

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Farewell GameMaker 8.1

Posted by YoYo Games on 18 May 2015

Launched in 2011, GameMaker 8.1 was a big step up from the previous versions. Bringing a host of improvements to the Room, Image, and Object editors, GameMaker 8.1 paved the way for GameMaker: HTML5 and ultimately GameMaker: Studio.

We have come a long way since 2011 and with the multitude of features and exports now in GameMaker: Studio you would scarcely believe its humble origins. With over 4 million downloads GameMaker 8.1 has had a long, successful life but due to its aging nature, over 3 years since its final update, and the availability of a superior product we have now made the decision to remove 8.1 from sale.

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Maddening Overload released on PlayStation 4 in Europe

Posted by YoYo Games on 29 April 2015

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We are very proud to announce that our first ever game for PlayStation®4, Maddening Overload, is now available in Europe!

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YoYo Games announcing full support for Windows 10 and Xbox Live at Microsoft’s Build Conference

Posted by YoYo Games on 29 April 2015

This week at Microsoft’s Build Conference YoYo Games are announcing support for Windows 10 Universal Apps with Xbox Live features in GameMaker: Studio. GameMaker already supports Windows 8 apps, Windows Phone 8 apps, classic Windows Desktop apps, and Xbox One games, but now we’re looking to expand our tools to take full advantage of the great new features in Windows 10.

Windows 10 Universal Apps give developers the option to easily create a consistent experience for gamers across Windows 10 devices whether they’re using a phone, a tablet, a PC or even their Xbox One. Representatives from the YoYo Games team will be demonstrating GameMaker: Studio’s implementation of Universal Apps on stand 215 at the Build Conference in San Francisco. If you’re in the area, stop by to check it out!

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Announcing the YoYo Games’ GameMaker Showcase Game of the Year 2014!

Posted by Gavin Smart on 14 January 2015

This year we’ve had loads of amazing games added to the GameMaker Showcase and picking the winners for each Game of the Month resulted in several hard decisions.

This year’s nominees are:

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Important changes to our VAT requirements starting January 1st, 2015

Posted by YoYo Games on 22 December 2014

Please note that unfortunately from 01.01.15 we will be obliged to charge VAT under the HMRC regulations below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vat-supplying-digital-services-to-private-consumers/vat-businesses-supplying-digital-services-to-private-consumers

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