GameMaker Studio 2 Closed Beta is Here for Mac Users

Mac game devs rejoice! Yoyo Games has announced the date for the closed beta of GameMaker Studio 2.

Yoyo Games put out a tweet yesterday that Mac-using game devs should take note of. Its popular game development program, GameMaker Studio 2, is now entering closed beta for Mac. 

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The beta started up yesterday, March 22 — but it is a closed beta, so you will have to jump through a few hoops to get your hands on the software. In order to qualify for the closed beta you must be a Mac user over the age of 18 and follow the directions below.

  • Send an email to [email protected] with the subject line “Mac IDE Closed Beta”
  • In the email body, include the following information:
    • Full name
    • Country
    • Mac specifications (including OS version)

GMS2 went into its Windows beta on November 2, 2016. Since then, it’s gone through a number of updates, patches, and fixes that are quickly making it a go-to engine for aspiring game developers — especially those looking to make mobile games.

With a superior workflow over the GameMaker: Studio 1.4 engine, as well as a much more robust and intuitive user interface, GMS2 makes it even easier to get into developing games even if you have no prior programming experience. This is thanks to its logical Drag-and-Drop programming system.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and hands-on impressions as the GameMaker Studio 2 beta gets going in full force!


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From Atari 2600 to TTRPG and beyond I game, therefore I am. Can generally be found DMing D&D on the weekend, homebrewing beer, or tripping over stuff in my house while playing VR. Hopeful for something *Ready Player One* meets *S.A.O Nerve Gear* before I kick the bucket.