GameMaker: Player is an application and a service that gives GameMaker: Studio developers a place to share their games not only with more than a Million monthly visitors to YoYo Games, but also with other gamers worldwide.
GameMaker: Player is an application dedicated to GameMaker: Studio that aims to serve a comprehensive range of game developer’s needs, from sharing concepts and early access builds to distributing finished games for free or paid on multiple devices and platforms.
“For as long as YoYo Games has been developing GameMaker, we have focused on providing everyone – from beginner to professional – with a simple and accessible solution that makes it easier for all to make, share and play their games” says Sandy Duncan, CEO of YoYo Games. “We are now taking a huge leap forward with the introduction of GameMaker: Player we’ve added brand new service that is extremely easy to use”.
All GameMaker: Studio developers, including those using the free version will be able to make their games available for the Windows version of GameMaker: Player. In order to make it available as a paid game or for other platforms, then a “Pro” license and additional “Export” license(s) will be required.
For developers keen to get involved, GameMaker: Player requires GameMaker: Studio 1.4 and will initially be released as part of the 1.4 beta program in the second half of October.
For end users, GameMaker: Player will also be available to download free of charge at the same time from www.yoyogames.com. At launch, the beta will support Windows, OSX and Linux.