GameMaker Studio 2 First Big Update Released Today

GameMaker Studio 2 First Big Update Released Today

DUNDEE, SCOTLAND – May 9, 2017 – After a highly positive reception from the launch of GameMaker Studio 2, YoYo Games is listening and responding to its community by releasing the game engine’s 2.06 update today. Version 2.06 is highlighted by new image editing tools and Visual Studio 2017 compatibility, two of the top features requested by the community. It also implements other quality-of-life improvements for the Windows and Mac versions of the globally popular 2D game engine.

“YoYo Games prides itself in its ability to engage with GameMaker Studio community feedback and make the adjustments they want the most,” said Mike Daily, head of engineering at YoYo Games. “If taking strides to streamline our toolsets means developers can more easily create video games, then we’re all for it – the more games the merrier.”

The GameMaker Studio 2 update will increase developer productivity with new image editor tools and Visual Studio 2017 compatibility, while user-interface changes to the Resource Tree will decrease some occurring issues from the launch version. 2.06 also includes some necessary bug fixes to ensure users receive the smoothest GameMaker Studio 2 experience possible. For more information about each fix and feature coming in the GameMaker Studio 2 2.06 update, please visit: https://www.yoyogames.com/gamemaker/releasenotes.

GameMaker Studio 2 for Windows PC is available as a free trial download and can be purchased through YoYo Games’ website and Steam starting at $99.99. Users of GameMaker Studio can still upgrade to GameMaker Studio 2 at a 40% discount until May 31, 2017. Developers interested in providing feedback to the Mac IDE can send an email to helpdesk@yoyogames.com with the subject line “Mac IDE Closed Beta” and provide their full name, country and Mac specifications (including OS version) to be considered an invite.

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