YoYo Games Launches Game Maker 8.0

December 23rd 2009 - LONDON– More than 20,000 Game Developers and fans of the world’s most widely used Game Development Engine, Game Maker have celebrated the launch of the latest version by downloading it from the website www.yoyogames.com in the first 24 hours since launch.

“Game Maker has been downloaded more than 3 million times since the launch of YoYo Games in 2007” said Sandy Duncan, YoYoGames CEO“We aren’t surprised that a major update to the software has generated so much excitement and attention in such a short space of time.“

Game Maker allows people without any prior programming experience to create real, working video games in the shortest possible time. The drag and drop user interface makes it easy for novices to quickly understand the anatomy of a real game and quickly create their own projects.

Game Maker is more than just a tool for novices with several developers having successfully sold their games to major casual games publishers.

The latest version of Game Maker includes :-

• Must faster code execution and a completely rewritten code editor.

• Support for .png images with transparency. A large collection of over 500 high-quality sprites is included.

• A new image editor with many features that allows for the easy creation of sprites and backgrounds.

• Support for collaborate with multiple people working on games.

• Ability to display web pages and html documents in games.

“To witness the extraordinary demand for the latest version of Game Maker is an amazing experience for me personally” said Prof Mark Overmars, the original creator of Game Maker.“Since 1999 I’ve watched Game Maker develop through 8 major releases and each time the Community continues to grow exponentially.” He continued.“It’s unbelievable to think that, what began as a personal project is now used on Universities, Schools and in people’s homes in over 100 countries worldwide”, concluded Mark Overmars.

The website ( www.YoYoGames.com) is dedicated to the Game Maker Community and currently has more than a Quarter of a Million registered users and is visited by a worldwide audience of more over One and a Half Million people every month, making YoYo Games the single largest community of Game Developers on the Internet.

About YoYoGames.com

YoYo Games Ltd is a UK Based Game Start up founded by Game industry veteran, Sandy Duncan and Professor Mark Overmars of the University of Utrecht. YoYo Games launched its beta site in May 2007. and has grown to be the world’s largest user generated game site with almost 75,000 games.

You can visit YYG at www.YoYoGames.com

For further information please contact Sandy Duncan at YoYo Games Ltd:- sandy@yoyogames.com

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