Following-on from last year’s announcement of GameMaker Studio 1.4 heading off into the sunset, we have continued to resolve critical issues, and support platform updates with Studio 1.4. However, this will come to an end on 31 July, 2018, meaning that while Studio 1.4 can still be used, it will no longer receive any updates, and we can no longer guarantee it will remain compatible with every platform’s future updates.
We are doing this to focus all our development efforts on GameMaker Studio 2, so it remains the best 2D Game Engine.
If you currently rely on the updates for GameMaker Studio 1.4, then we would recommend that you upgrade to Studio 2. You will be in good company! Tens of thousands of Studio 1.4 customers changed to Studio 2 during our last upgrade offer, but we still hear from people who missed out. So, the good news is that we are giving you another chance to upgrade to Studio 2, during the Studio 1.4 sunset period. Over the coming months, we will offer the following discounts on upgrades:
The offer applies to Android, iOS, HTML, Professional, UWP and Master GMS 1.4 licences. To see what discounts you may be eligible for, click “BUY” on your Account Dashboard, or click here.
If you want more information on what upgrades you are eligible for please see our helpdesk article: https://help.yoyogames.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004201227
If you don’t see any upgrades please make sure that you have added your 1.4 licences to your account then try again.
Firstly, it’s important to note that porting games from Studio 1.4 to Studio 2 is very straightforward. If you would like to find out more, we have a support article.
With a completely redesigned user interface, powerful new editors, enhanced monetization tools and more, GameMaker Studio 2 also introduces new features and improvements with:
It is an exciting time for you to be a GameMaker Studio 2 developer. We have an ambitious roadmap for the product, a fantastic and hugely supportive online community of developers, and we are planning many more resources to help you become the best game developer you can be!