YoYo Games announce new GameMaker Standard 8.1

Dundee, April 15 th, 2011

Game Maker Standard 8.1 - Cost: $39.99

Available Now

Both the free,“Lite” and fully featured“Standard” versions of Game Maker 8.1 are available now at our store http://store.yoyogames.com For a full list of new features and enhancements see the announcement on our website at http://glog.yoyogames.com/?p=3045


Existing users who already have a legitimate license for GameMaker Pro 8.0 are able to upgrade FOR FREE by going to the YoYo Game Store http://store.yoyogames.com. Of course, there is still the“Lite” version for those who wish to try out this amazing software for free first.

Special Offer

Users of older Game Maker versions, people new to Game Maker, or users of Game Maker Lite are able to obtain the new Game Maker Standard 8.1 through www.store.yoyogames.com at the frozen price of $25 until 1 st June 2011.

For more information see;

Press– Kirsty Scott, kirsty@yoyogames.com

Website - www.yoyogames.com

Twitter -  @YoYoGamemaker

Facebook -  http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=121109091254730

YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/yoyogamesltd?feature=mhum

More about YoYo Games:

The company, headed by CEO Sandy Duncan (ex Vice President of Xbox Europe), was founded to discover the next generation of games development talent.  Yoyo Games has three divisions :-

Tools (Game Maker)

Game Maker was initially developed by Prof Mark Overmars in 1999.  Game Maker is the world’s most widely used Game Development product and has been downloaded more than 10 million times.  The demand continues to increase and Game Maker downloads more than 5,000 times every day from the YoYo Games website.

Community ( www.yoyogames.com)

The YoYo Games' website allows users to upload, share, and playthe games they’ve created using Game Maker. The community of more than 1 million young (12-25yrs) developers worldwide has created almost 115,000 games with approximately 150 new games uploaded per day.

Publishing (YoYo Studios)

YoYo Studios began publishing the best content created by the YoYo Games Community In October 2010.  These games are distributed on Apple’sÔ iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Google AndroidÔ Devices and on Sony’sÔ Playstation NetworkÔ  With new games published every week YoYo Studios already includes award  winning games such as“ Karoshi” and “They Need to Be Fed” as well as the iPad chart topping hit“ Simply Solitaire HD”.

* YoYo Games will also shortly announce the introduction of a premium web store for Mac and Windows versions of Game Maker games. 

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