Xperia Play and GameMaker

Posted on 24 August 2011

Game Release

We released an updated ‘They Need To Be Fed’ on both Android and iTunes over the last week. The expansion included 4 new worlds, 32 new levels, 11 new achievement and over 100 new Diamonds to collect.

A Sony press release last week,e252681 confirmed our partnership with Sony Ericsson supporting ‘They Need To Be Fed’ on the awesome Xperia™ Play, the world's first Playstation® Certified smartphone! Play the Lite version of the game on your browser (look under the GameMaker dropdown list for HTML5)!

GameMaker: HTML5 Beta

We are almost close to the Beta release for GameMaker: HTML5 Beta in September and are gearing up for the rush. We’ve already had an amazing reaction to this being released and we can’t wait for you to get up and underway with your game projects!

We are offering the Beta price at an introductory $99 price for a limited time (normal retail will be $199). This is to be viewed as a high end product aimed at those wishing to "do more" with their games, taking them to the next level and getting them into the marketplace.

The advanced features and benefits of this amazing tool will be updated on the GameMaker: HTML5 Beta page and we’ll update the FAQ with any common topics. Sign up here to be the first to hear on the release info -


Upgrading GameMaker 8.0 to GameMaker Standard 8.1

We can now announce that the free upgrade path for those who have GameMaker 8.0 can now upgrade to the latest GameMaker Standard 8.1 on the site! To upgrade please go to -

A valid email must be entered (Screen 1 below).


We strongly advise using your original email at purchase as it will create a new YoYo Account otherwise. If you do not know this or you no longer use it, then please use a VALID and current email as you will receive a confirmation with your information. This is extremely important so be careful when you enter this.

Now enter your Purchase Reference in the coupon code box below in Screen 2.


This will then generate you a License Key for GameMaker Standard 8.1

Click ‘Add code’ and then click ‘purchase’ to finish.

Open GameMaker on your machine and enter the License key in the upgrade option box. Viola! That should be you up and running with the latest version :)

Any issues such as invalid code messages, errors, check our FAQ first. Make sure you have the right version and if there is still a problem, then contact us via the helpdesk with your purchase details. 



The YY Team

*note this upgrade is not eligible to GameMaker for Mac


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