Gamemaker Studio 2  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | Gamemaker Studio 2  RSS Feed on en Launch Media Network GameMaker Studio 2 Now in Open Beta for Mac OS Mon, 03 Jul 2017 14:02:14 -0400 LuckyJorael

YoYo Games has just released its 2D game development platform, GameMaker Studio 2, into the wild for Mac OS as an open beta. GameMaker Studio 2 allows budding game developers to use an intuitive system to build 2D games, which scales from dragging and dropping options for beginners, to a robust coding platform for experts.

So far, GameMaker Studio 2 has support for Android, iOS, HTML5, PS4, Xbox One, Windows Desktop, and Windows UWP, with the open beta for Mac OS rounding out YoYo Games' support on all current-gen gaming devices.

James Cox, General Manager of YoYo Games, says that:

“Mac owners love video games just as much as PC or console owners. Bringing GameMaker Studio 2 to Mac will help us reach as many budding or expert developers as possible. With GMS2 we are eliminating the OS roadblock many developers find themselves behind when they want to focus on the Mac platform.”

Potential game designers who want to participate in the Mac OS open beta can sign up at the official YoYo Games website. There's no word yet on when the full version will release. 

GameMaker Studio 2 Releases New Licenses & 2.0.7 Update Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:08:47 -0400 stratataisen

YoYo Games has announced more options for game developers with both console and ultimate licenses now available for GameMaker Studio 2. Both versions will require users to be officially registered developers on all platforms  for which they wish to use GameMaker Studio 2. 

The new options announced include a console license and an ultimate license. Here's a breakdown of what's included with each one and which types of developers they're intended for.

Console License

Consoles developers now have a straightforward way to access powerful development tools for either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. This version of the game making software provides the same game engine functionality as the Ultimate version does. It can be purchased for $799.99 per seat for a one-year license.

Ultimate License

For those video game developers who are looking to develop cross-platform games for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, Mac OS, mobile devices and more can purchase the GameMaker Studio 2 Ultimate license. Developers will also have access to all of GameMaker Studio 2’s well-regarded support platforms and communities. The purchase price of this license is $1,500 per seat for a one-year license.

Along with the news of the of these two new licenses comes YoYo Games’ implementation of the latest update for GameMaker Studio 2. Version 2.0.7 brings the highly requested IDE features and fixes -- including new image editing tools, a rewrite of the engine’s start page for a better experience, and HTML5 updates and bug fixes. You can find a full list of the changes to GameMaker Studio 2.0.7 on the official GameMaker website.

GameMaker Studio 2 Gets an Update and Fixes in 2.0.6 Release Wed, 10 May 2017 04:55:46 -0400 Justin Michael

Yesterday, the folks over at YoYo Games announced updates to their latest game development engine -- GameMaker Studio 2 -- after listening to feedback gathered from the engine's community.

Users can expect some new changes in GameMaker Studio 2's image editing tools, as well as tweaks to the UI to help streamline the development process. YoYo Games has a track record of listening to the community's suggestions and feedback to bring highly requested quality-of-life improvements to their userbase.

In addition to these changes, the 2.0.6 update also sees some improvements in the following areas:

  • Editor shortcut key additions
  • Improved functionality for the Mac IDE
  • A number of important fixes for HTML5 game exports
  • Changes to the standard naming convention for ease of readability

If you've never used GameMaker Studio 1.4 or 2, you can download a free trial from the YoYo Games website or on Steam. The desktop version is currently retailing for $99.99. For Mac users out there, the Mac version of GameMaker Studio 2 is currently in beta testing, and YoYo is still taking applications for those who want to participate. 

Make sure to check back with GameSkinny for more updates on video games and the best tools to make them, like GameMaker Studio. 

GameMaker Studio 2 Closed Beta is Here for Mac Users Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:26:06 -0400 Justin Michael

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. 

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 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!