By Josh Speer / November 26th, 2013
UPDATE: YoYo Games is experiencing very heavy traffic as a result of this deal. If the links are not working, please try again later. Our original story is below.
If you’re anything like me, when asked whether or not you’d like to make your own video games, the answer would be a resounding YES! If that is the case, you might be interested to know that right now, YoYo Games’ GameMaker: Studio is currently free. This program allows new developers to get the resources they need to make cross-platform games at “a fraction of the cost.” If you have the free version and choose to upgrade it, you can get the standard version with unlimited resources for absolutely no extra cost. [Unfortunately, the offer does not apply to the Steam-distributed version of GameMaker: Studio.—Ed.]
Additionally, if you want the Professional version, it is also discounted, allowing those with the Standard version to upgrade to the Professional version for only $50 USD. Undoubtedly, the Standard edition deal is not going to last forever, so those interested should act sooner rather than later. The price to get into game development has never been so affordable for those with aspirations to make amazing game experiences.
Note: Although GameMaker: Studio can make Mac OS X-compatible games, GameMaker: Studio itself will only run in Windows. Please consult the application’s feature comparison table and system requirements page to decide whether it is right for you.
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