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!
GameMaker's strengths shine in the game jam environment, allowing developers to rapidly prototype and bring their ideas to life, so in support of the Global Game Jam we've decided to put a ton of our software on sale for the full duration!
Not only that but we have just launched a new Jam Jar page on our website, full of useful information and resources for first time jammers! Even experienced developers might find a new tool or trick they hadn't considered so check it out!
If you're taking part in Global Game Jam this year and you're using GameMaker, we want to hear about it! Send us updates via twitter at @YoYoGames or use the hashtag #GameMaker and let us see what you're making. =)
Good luck to everybody taking part, we can't wait to see some of the finished games!