Middleware firm YoYo Games is finalising a HTML5 version of its highly accessible Game Maker editor.
Game Maker – already available for PC, PSP, Mac, Android and iOS – allows aspiring developers to create games without requiring a deep background in coding.
The tech’s simple drag-and-drop interface has been built to entice amateur dev enthusiasts, and has fostered a dev community since its founding in the late nineties.
A commercial beta of GameMaker: HTML5 is available at a pre-release price of $99.
“GameMaker: HTML5 is a huge step forward for the Game Maker lineage and we’re very proud to have launched this new version, which brings game and web content creation within the reach of anyone with the inclination to try our package,” said YoYo CEO Sandy Duncan.
“As the HTML5 wave begins break across the web and it becomes adopted as the de-facto standard, GameMaker: HTML5 will undoubtedly lead the revolution in easily created, easily deployable content that’s richer and more complex than ever before,” he added.