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Limited Time Windows Store Rebate for GameMaker: Studio Developers in the U.S.

Posted on 9 November 2012

Windows 8 is here!

YoYo Games recently launched GameMaker: Studio™ support for Windows 8 giving all existing GameMaker: Studio STANDARD, PROFESSIONAL and MASTER COLLECTION customers access to the Windows 8 export for free. We also launched an exciting competition giving developers a chance to win $500 for publishing Windows 8 games. In addition, we began offering heavy discounts on GameMaker 8.1 customers to upgrade to GameMaker: Studio. But, it doesn’t stop there. We’re attempting to make it irresistible for you to publish a Windows 8 game and are now offering you a $50 rebate on your registration to the Windows Store for simply publishing a game created with GameMaker: Studio and telling us about it by December 31, 2012. See details and rules below.

Windows 8 is an opportunity you don’t want to miss out on and GameMaker: Studio makes it easy to prepare your new or already-released games for publishing on the Windows Store. Take advantage of all of our exciting Windows 8 offers before it’s too late.

How to Redeem
Email the following information to: by 12/31/2012:

  1. Name
  2. Mailing Address
  3. GameMaker: Studio License Key:
  4. Windows Store Publisher/ISV ID#:
  5. Windows Store App Deep Link:
  6. App Name and Publication Date:


For detailed information on how to get started with GameMaker: Studio for Windows 8 please visit: For information on how to publish your GameMaker: Studio project on the Windows Store in three easy steps, please visit

YoYo Games Generation App Challenge Competition for Windows 8 – We’re giving away cash prizes to developers that publish GameMaker: Studio games to the Windows Store by December 8. For more information on prizes and how to enter, please visit

Heavy Discounts on Upgrades to GameMaker: Studio – We’re offering GameMaker 8.1 customers heavy discounts for upgrading to GameMaker: Studio. An upgrade to GameMaker: Studio STANDARD is $25 and an upgrade to GameMaker: Studio PROFESSIONAL is $50 via The promotion is valid through the end of the calendar year.

Terms and Conditions

Description of Offer
Offer good only to YoYo Games registered users of GameMaker Standard, Professional or Master Collection that are legal residents of the 50 United States & D.C. aged 18 or older. Must be U.S. Windows Store registered members and publish an approved Windows 8 application in the Windows Store registered for U.S. distribution by 11:59 PM PT on December 31st, 2012.  The email entry sent to with the information stated below must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on December 31st, 2012 .  
E-Mail Entry Information:
o    Name (matches your Windows Store account):
o    Mailing Address (where the gift card will be shipped-not used by Microsoft for any other purpose)
o    GameMaker: Studio License Key:
o    Windows Store Publisher/ISV ID#:
o    Windows Store App Deep Link:
o    App Name and Publication date:

Confirmation process:  The final determination of (i) the eligibility for participation of any U.S. Windows Store Registered member, (ii) the verification of a published app shall be made in the sole discretion of YoYo Games and Microsoft. Publication subject to validation and compliance with Windows Store terms and conditions. In the event of any delays due to volume of submissions immediately on to the entry date, Microsoft will determine, in its sole discretion, the eligibility of any submission(s) received after the designated time on the entry date.

Offer Restrictions and Limitations: Offer good only to the first 600 eligible to qualify. Limit one $50.00 Visa Card per Windows Store ID, per Windows 8 application. This offer is non-transferable. This offer ends on December 31st, 2012 or while supplies last. Taxes if any are the sole responsibility of the recipient. Any gift returned as non-deliverable will not be re-sent. Please allow 4-6 weeks for shipment of your gift.  Your Visa Gift card will be shipped to the name and address provided in your email entry.  Microsoft and YoYo Games reserve the right to modify or cancel the terms of this offer at any time.  Due to government ethics and procurement laws, employees of government agencies (including but not limited to military and public education institutions) are not eligible to participate. It is your sole responsibility to review and understand your employer’s policies regarding your eligibility to participate in offers and promotions like the “Windows Store Rebate Offer.” Microsoft disclaims any and all liability or responsibility for your violations of laws, or for disputes arising between and employee and their employer related to “Windows Store Rebate Offer.” Microsoft and YoYo Games employees are not eligible to participate in this offer. Microsoft and YoYo Games reserve the right to disqualify any person who they believe is not complying with these offer Terms, and / or, who is acting fraudulently with the intent to avoid offer restrictions or other limitations. All entrants are required to comply with the GameMaker EULA.

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