GameMaker Studio 2 Opening Doors For Developers On Nintendo Switch

Friday, August 10th, 2018

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Developers can now look forward to testing new games on the Switch.

On Thursday, August 9 the creators of the game development engine GameMaker Studio 2, YoYo Games, announced an open beta for Nintendo Switch licensing scheduled for next month. The engine was launched in March 2017 and since then has experienced a wealth of games under its belt. The announcement was issued by General Manager of YoYo Games, James Cox, who states in the following,

“Since announcing our relationship with Nintendo to launch the GameMaker Studio 2 Nintendo Switch export, we’ve been contacted by over one thousand developers who want to bring their GameMaker titles onto Nintendo’s record-breaking console. We’ve already seen the first wave of GameMaker Studio 2 titles announced for Nintendo Switch, including Hyper Light Drifter and Undertale, and we’re excited to see the massive range of GameMaker Studio 2 content that will be launching on the platform”.

YoYo Games wants to open the doors for game developers interested in the Switch by providing an easy to use and versatile engine. Over one thousand interested developers is an impressive number for a console just barely into its first year. This provides a lot of hope for aspiring developers to test on new grounds.

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