Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


YoYo offers GameMaker Studio Standard Edition for free


3:15 PM on 11.26.2013
GameMakerYoYo offers GameMaker Studio Standard Edition for free photo



The newest version of GameMaker Studio has been released to Steam today and brings with it a little something extra for those interested in making their own games. The "Standard Edition" of the software lifts resource restrictions present in the free version, making it a much more functional tool for making games. Normally sold for $49.99, the upgrade will be offered free for a limited time.

Actually getting the upgrade seems to require a bit of effort and patience. To install it, you'll first have to install GameMaker Studio through Steam, then opt in to the beta (by selecting beta from the properties menu within Steam). Upon launching the beta version, you'll be given the opportunity to upgrade for free by submitting an e-mail address to which a license key (and future marketing materials) can be sent.

Right now, it seems like the servers are getting hammered, as I've had no success in getting GameMaker Studio to accept my recently-acquired license key. I'll keep trying, though. I like GameMaker, from what little experience I have with it, and had already planned to upgrade my version when I decided I needed to. 






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Developer stuff

3:46 PM on 03.04.2015
Creative Assembly reveals inital pitch video for Alien: Isolation

Alien: Isolation was one of my biggest surprises of last year. As huge fan of the film series, I always wanted to play a title that emulated the original movie's tone and style. Though the action of the James Cameron-he...more



3:45 PM on 03.04.2015
Never seen Alien: Isolation third-person footage shown at GDC

One of the great joys of attending GDC is going to panels conducted by developers talking about your favorite games. Not only will you learn new and exciting details about the development, but you might even see somethi...more



5:00 PM on 03.03.2015
The wonderful Double Fine Adventure documentary is going free

Folks who helped crowdfund Broken Age have gotten an up-close look at how Double Fine operates thanks to episodic videos chronicling development of the adventure game. With 18 episodes down, 2 Player Productions has produced...more



View all Developer stuff






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more