Posted by Gavin Smart on 15 November 2017
Continuing our drive to bring games development to everyone, we launch the brand new Creator Edition for either Windows or Mac. The Creator Edition gives you the power to let your imagination go wild, enabling full access to all of the engine’s expert features, as well as the ability to instantly publish your game to either Windows or Mac desktop.
James Cox, our General Manager had this to say:
“Our mission at YoYo Games has been simple - build a premier games development engine and toolset for the masses where anyone can unleash their creativity to build awesome games. The Creator edition delivers this to developers, enabling them to build sophisticated PC and Mac games, and launch them on digital marketplaces such as Steam. With the Creator edition, we’ve listened to community feedback and introduced a low-cost 12-month licence model, which gives budding developers the opportunity to progress beyond our 'first game' tutorial and use all our game design features. And, if they get bitten by the game making bug, they can take the next step up to a high-performance Desktop license, saving 30% on the upgrade cost.
The Creator edition is the perfect platform to take your first steps into development and publishing onto digital platforms. It provides full development functionality while removing the design limitations within the trial version. It also gives you full access to expert features, which include shaders, integrated source control, texture groups, texture size support, SWF support, spine support, extensions, and runtime external resources.
GameMaker Studio 2 Creator edition 12-month licence is now available for $39. If you want to upgrade to the Desktop version, you will receive 30% discount off the permanent license cost of $99.