The Burgeoning GameMaker: Studio Development Community Gets Unprecedented Access to Resources, Making Games Creation Easier and Faster Than Ever
YoYo Games today unveils the GameMaker Marketplace, a one-stop-shop for all of the quality assets and technology created for use developing games with GameMaker: Studio. The GameMaker Marketplace is now in open beta and is available to everyone who has licensed GameMaker: Studio either through the product itself or from YoYo Games’ web site. Users simply update to version 1.4 of GameMaker: Studio to access the GameMaker Marketplace.
The GameMaker: Marketplace is YoYo Games’ latest initiative to make GameMaker: Studio the most accessible and easy-to-use cross-platform mobile, console, web and desktop games development environment. Resources in the categories of animation, audio, backgrounds, extensions, fonts, objects, paths, rooms, scripts, shaders, sprites, timelines and much more are currently offered, with new packages added daily. Additionally, support materials including tutorials, handbooks and demos will be included over time to help developers make better games, faster.
“It’s been a goal of ours to establish a place for which the community to access all of the amazing resources available for GameMaker: Studio,” said Michel Cassius, Chief Marketing Officer at YoYo Games. “The YoYo Games team has been working tirelessly on the Marketplace for many months and the community response to our Early Access release has surpassed expectations. We are thrilled to provide this service to the GameMaker community while offering another revenue stream for developers.”
The GameMaker Marketplace Early Access program opened a little more than a month ago and in that time, more than 320 resource packages have been made available to the community of more than 145,000 GameMaker: Studio developers around the world.
“The Marketplace works for everybody in making development faster, easier and cheaper,” said games developer Alexander Borup, Owner of Orbit Apps. “It helps designers, programmers, professionals and hobbyists … it’s really a superb opportunity for all. This is also a great opportunity for the more experienced part of the GameMaker: Studio community to come forth and help everyone by bringing quality assets to the Marketplace.”
Programmers, artists, musicians and game designers that have purchased GameMaker: Studio and are interested in making resources available on the Marketplace can find out more at: http://help.yoyogames.com/forums/23024928-FAQ. To access the GameMaker Marketplace online, please visit https://marketplace.yoyogames.com/.