Yoyo Games  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Yoyo Games  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network GameMaker Studio 2 Gets an Update and Fixes in 2.0.6 Release https://www.gameskinny.com/g6004/gamemaker-studio-2-gets-an-update-and-fixes-in-206-release https://www.gameskinny.com/g6004/gamemaker-studio-2-gets-an-update-and-fixes-in-206-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. 

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GameMaker Studio 2 Closed Beta is Here for Mac Users https://www.gameskinny.com/69y79/gamemaker-studio-2-closed-beta-is-here-for-mac-users https://www.gameskinny.com/69y79/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 helpdesk@yoyogames.com 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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YoYo Games Launches Six Titles in Chrome Web Store https://www.gameskinny.com/f3h64/yoyo-games-launches-six-titles-in-chrome-web-store https://www.gameskinny.com/f3h64/yoyo-games-launches-six-titles-in-chrome-web-store Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:15:03 -0400 Alexa Serrano

For those of you who do not know, YoYo Games is a publishing company based in Dundee, Scotland. Some of their games include Karoshi, Teka Teki, and Simply Solitaire, among other titles. Yesterday, YoYo Games announced that they have published six games as Google Chrome Apps. These six titles are now available at the Chrome Web Store for $0.99 USD. Chrome apps are available for users on Windows and Chrome OS with OS X support. 

Here are the six games YoYo games launched yesterday in the Google Chrome Web store:

1. Froad


Froad is a family-friendly game with a cute frog/toad character. Players need to help Froad catch bugs and avoid the bees. The game has more than 60 achievements to unlock and has six leader boards. 

2. Simply Poker Squares

 Simply Poker Squares is an addictive solitaire game where you build as many poker hands as you can on a 5x5 grid from a deck of 25 cards.

3. Rick O'Shea


Rick O'Shea is a human cannonball who performs stunts for a crowd. Players have to guide Rick in order to steer him away from dangers like timed spikes and shark pools. 

4. Skydiver Drop Zone

 Skydiver Drop Zone is the sequel to Skydiver Mach II. This is a split-second reaction game that will be sure to test your nerves!

5. Super Snake


Super Snake is a modern take on the classic game. There are snakes and chickens and you need to help your snake grow. There are 100 levels to go through, so have fun!

6. They need to be Fed

 

They need to be Fed features more than 80 levels to complete and has over 36 achievements to unlock. There are 11 crazy worlds where you need to avoid dangers and collect diamonds. 

For more information on YoYo Games, check out their Web site here.

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