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  YOYO GAMES UNVEILS THE GAMEMAKER MARKETPLACE
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08/14/2014
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

DUNDEE, SCOTLAND and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA. – August 13, 2014 – YoYo Games today unveils the GameMaker Marketplace, a one-stop-shop for all of the quality assets and technology created for use developing games with GameMaker: Studio. The GameMaker Marketplace is now in open beta and is available to everyone who has licensed GameMaker: Studio either through the product itself or from YoYo Games’ web site. Users simply update to version 1.4 of GameMaker: Studio to access the GameMaker Marketplace.

The GameMaker: Marketplace is YoYo Games’ latest initiative to make GameMaker: Studio the most accessible and easy-to-use cross-platform mobile, console, web and desktop games development environment. Resources in the categories of animation, audio, backgrounds, extensions, fonts, objects, paths, rooms, scripts, shaders, sprites, timelines and much more are currently offered, with new packages added daily. Additionally, support materials including tutorials, handbooks and demos will be included over time to help developers make better games, faster.

“It’s been a goal of ours to establish a place for which the community to access all of the amazing resources available for GameMaker: Studio,” said Michel Cassius, Chief Marketing Officer at YoYo Games. “The YoYo Games team has been working tirelessly on the Marketplace for many months and the community response to our Early Access release has surpassed expectations. We are thrilled to provide this service to the GameMaker community while offering another revenue stream for developers.”

The GameMaker Marketplace Early Access program opened a little more than a month ago and in that time, more than 320 resource packages have been made available to the community of more than 145,000 GameMaker: Studio developers around the world.

“The Marketplace works for everybody in making development faster, easier and cheaper,” said games developer Alexander Borup, Owner of Orbit Apps. “It helps designers, programmers, professionals and hobbyists … it’s really a superb opportunity for all. This is also a great opportunity for the more experienced part of the GameMaker: Studio community to come forth and help everyone by bringing quality assets to the Marketplace.”

“For GameMaker developers like me, the easy accessibility to quickly advertise and update my assets is what I've been looking for in a Marketplace, and this is exactly what YoYo Games has delivered,” said Michael Brown, also known as xygthop3. It's a great addition the YoYo Games line of tools which has been successful in providing me a solid platform to market my assets and will remain a vital part of my marketing strategy. The YoYo Games Marketplace has enabled me to reach a global audience, further establishing my place in the Indie developer community.”

Resource packages available in the GameMaker Marketplace include:

·         Black Playing Cards, by Amazing Design

·         Glare Engine, by Tizzio

·         Keyboard, by Beneton Software

·         Little Pack of Fonts, by NAL

·         YoYo RPG Engine, by YoYo Games

Programmers, artists, musicians and game designers that have purchased GameMaker: Studio and are interested in making resources available on the Marketplace can find out more at: http://help.yoyogames.com/forums/23024928-FAQ. To access the GameMaker Marketplace online, please visit www.marketplace.yoyogames.com.

About GameMaker: Studio

GameMaker: Studio caters to entry-level novices and seasoned game development professionals equally, allowing them to create cross-platform games in record time and at a fraction of the cost.

GameMaker: Studio is the world’s preferred 2D game development framework with approximately two million downloads, more than one million monthly active developers and a community 145,000 developers strong. Hit games developed with GameMaker include “Gunpoint,” “Home,” “Hotline Miami,” “Hyper Light Drifter,” “Nidd Hogg,” “Nuclear Throne,” “Spelunky,” “Risk of Rain,” and “Super Crate Box,” among many others. For more information about GameMaker: Studio, please visit http://www.yoyogames.com/studio.

About YoYo Games

YoYo Games is the home of GameMaker: Studio, the fastest and easiest to use cross-platform games development technology. GameMaker: Studio has been developed with usability and efficiency at its core, allowing developers to create games in a single code base and then publish them to run natively across an unprecedented number of platforms including Android, HTML5, iOS, OS X, PlayStation4, PlayStationVita, PlayStation3 Tizen, Ubuntu, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Windows RT and Xbox One. To date, the GameMaker family of products has been downloaded more than five million times. YoYo Games is based in Dundee, Scotland, with an office in Mountain View, Ca. Follow YoYo Games on Twitter and on Facebookwww.yoyogames.com

Press contact:

Jaime Cottini

jaime@yoyogames.com

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