GameMaker: Studio is the perfect tool to develop casual and social games for iOS, Android, desktop and the web.
User reviews: Very Positive (792 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 2, 2012

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Includes 7 items: GameMaker: Studio Professional, GameMaker: Studio HTML5, GameMaker: Studio iOS, GameMaker: Studio Android, GameMaker: Studio Windows Phone 8, GameMaker: Studio Ubuntu, GameMaker: Studio YoYo Compiler


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July 22

GameMaker Summer Sale comes to Steam!

Due to popular demand, we have extended the GameMaker Summer Sale onto Steam! Over the next 2 weeks, we are offering Steam users some fantastic GameMaker deals.

To get things started, GameMaker: Studio Professional is now $60.

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The GameMaker: Studio family of products caters to entry-level novices and seasoned game development professionals equally allowing them to create casual and social games for Steam Workshop, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, desktop and the Web (HTML5) in record time and at a fraction of the cost!

As well as making games development 80 percent faster than coding for native languages, developers can create fully functional prototypes in just a few hours, and a full game in just a matter of weeks.

And when you're done, GameMaker: Studio™ will produce an “app store”-ready iOS, Android, Windows Store, Windows Phone or OS X app, Windows executable or HTML5 code, all at the push of a button and all from the same source code. On top of this, you also gain instant access to more than 40 million registered Steam users through Steam Workshop, with direct upload straight from GameMaker: Studio™!

Discover how easy it is for yourself and get access to GameMaker: Studio™’s key features including its easy to use integrated development environment (IDE) powerful scripting language and Box 2D Physics by simply downloading GameMaker: Studio™ for free.

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Upgrade Options

Gamemaker: Studio™ Standard
Unlock unlimited resources with GameMaker: Studio™ STANDARD and distribute your games to Steam Workshop, Windows and Mac OS X users around the world.

Gamemaker: Studio™ Professional
GameMaker: Studio™ PROFESSIONAL unlocks the full power of GameMaker: Studio™, giving you all the great features of STANDARD with the added ability to purchase and plug-in the YoYo Compiler, Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8 and HTML5 export modules, collaborate within a team through subversion and monetize your game with an unprecedented amount of developer services.

Gamemaker: Studio™ Master Collection
Bringing all of GameMaker: Studio™’s best features and modules together, GameMaker: Studio™ MASTER COLLECTION gives you the power to create, test, monetize and distribute games to iOS, Android, Windows, Windows Store, Windows Phone 8, OSX and HTML5.

Key features:

Dedicated, game-focused IDE
The GameMaker: Studio™ IDE has all you need to deal with fonts, sounds, images and music, as well as other resources needed to create a game. It enables you to define game entities (known as 'objects') and their behaviours in an intuitive, event-driven way and has an easy to use drag-and-drop interface.

Powerful scripting language
With GameMaker: Studio™'s built-in GameMaker Language (GML), you can control every last detail of your game – path finding, physics, object interaction, particles, data structures and more …
And should you find that even that is still not enough for your project, you can easily expand GameMaker: Studio™ by using GML, JavaScript and Dynamic-Link Library Extension Packages.

Multi-format export
When combined with format-specific modules, GameMaker: Studio™ can take your game's single codebase and produce ready-to-run executables and apps for multiple platforms, with a single click.
With modules already available for Steam Workshop, Windows, Windows 8, Mac OS X, iOS*, Android*, Windows Phone 8* and HTML5* - and more to be announced soon - GameMaker: Studio™ is the fastest and simplest way to develop multi-platform games for mobile devices, home computers and the Web.

The YoYo Compiler
Games written in Studio can now harness the full speed of the CPU with the new native YoYo Compiler (YYC), allowing projects to run up to 100x faster than before, across all native platforms supported by Studio. Unlocking new possibilities in CPU intensive areas such as artificial intelligence, procedural techniques, real time lighting, enhanced physics, real time geometry deformation, collision and data manipulation.

Fully integrated, totally cross platform shader support allows you to write shaders once, and then deploy them on every platform that supports them. This powerful system allows full access to low level shaders, while still letting Studio do the heavy lifting and keeping totally cross platform. The built in editor has been extended to have full colour syntax highlighting and intelli-sense for shaders, making creation a breeze.

Source Control
GameMaker: Studio™ also includes a comprehensive source control scheme so that working on a project within a team is easier than ever before.
Currently incorporating Subversion (SVN), and with more solutions on the way, GameMaker: Studio™ is the only development tool your team needs to get things done in record time.

Developer Services
To help easily monetize games, we’ve given developers unprecedented access and removed the technical hassle of connecting them with some of the biggest advertisers, analytics and engagement services on mobile and web.

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows XP
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9, 128MB
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    • Memory:4096 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
316.2 hrs on record
Do not buy this software believing you'll make spectacular games without any effort as the comments of "you don't need know coding" comments, you really don't, but you'll probably learn from it since GML is one of the easiest ways to introduce it to it.

Game Maker is really great to work with, I see it not gaining much respect due its drag and drop nature, but personally, I never used it, all my games are made on GML.
I would say that the quick debug and cross platform are its best advantages, but I strongly advice not buying it on STEAM unless you have no choice (like I did), you can only open one project at the time, which can be really annoying if you want to quick test something, and you can't simply click on a project icon and open it, a message will pop up saying you simply can't. Doesn't make your life any easier.

There are other problems if I go deep into it, but they aren't something that will discourage you to buy it, so they are probably not worth commenting here. If you're doing work all by yourself or a small team that needs to fast develop something, GMS assures that you'll be able to do it if your skills enable you to it.
Posted: September 26
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
34.6 hrs on record
It Is Cool (Enough Said)
Posted: September 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Easy to use.
Posted: October 16
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
One of the best software, but i recomented you a profession version!
Posted: October 2
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
It is a really good and easy program to use for making games, but if you have the free version, it is really unbelieveable that you only can make 20 sprites... :/
Posted: October 3
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
It Crashes After Being Open
Posted: September 26
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1 of 12 people (8%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
I don't recomend this at all.
I have an easier time using RPG Maker VX Ace.
You can't just jump right in and make a platformer.
You can't just jump right in and make a beatem up.
Nothing about this software is easy, and as such should not be advertised as being easy.
Someone wake me up with someone makes a Beatem up maker, and a platformer game maker, and a shoot em up maker.. software for making games should be made taylored to specific games with an easy to use interface.. RPG Maker VX Ace proves that THAT is the best course of action, most of what you need is RIGHT there, and you can easily change the scripts in it to get what you want out of it.. where as game maker drops you in with a blank slate.. may as well be programming from scratch.
YoYo games this is to you, pull your heads out of your butts and make some genre specific software and make it ACTUALLY easy!! I can't Click NO enough on this software...
Posted: October 6
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1 of 18 people (6%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
not really good game! bored!
Posted: October 16
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12.2 hrs on record

Great platform for making games,simple or complex, whcih allows you to make any idea imagineable a reality!
Posted: September 25
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2,385.4 hrs on record
i wish those ♥♥♥♥as would update more
Posted: September 25
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0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
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0.7 hrs on record
For beginners, GameMaker: Studio is an easy to learn platform for making games! If you are interested in more complicated stuff, GameMaker: Studio is fitting aswell! Overall one of the best 2d game making softwares in the world!
Posted: September 27
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23.5 hrs on record
If you want to get into game making, get this. If you have no idea how to code, you can get started with the drag-and-drop system. However, I recommend learning the programming language Game Maker uses. It's easy to learn, yet you can do a lot of stuff with it. If you're not sure about buying, you can download the Free Edition and try it out, especially now when it doesn't have any resource limits anymore!
Posted: October 19
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0.2 hrs on record
i think programming a game with c++ would be easier

Posted: October 16
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799.7 hrs on record
If you don't know any programing language, start learning gml in Game Maker is a good idea. Just don't waste your time with "Drag and Drop", jump straight to GML code

This is a great tool to learn about game development and prepare you to more advanced stuff in game design
Posted: October 12
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6.9 hrs on record
Would recommend to anyone! and is very good if your just starting off. It's good for little games like simple 2-d platformers.
Posted: October 16
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206.4 hrs on record
After 200 hours on GM I made this review, starting off the bat in my opinion game maker is worth the money If you want to make a 2d games. You can do games in 2d, 3d you can do applications, but it's really more for 2d games. GML (Game Maker Language) is really easy to learn compared to other languages and you can get docs in one click! I rate 9/10, I just wished steam users had access to the marketplace sooner (we will have access to it but later...)
Posted: October 16
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14.7 hrs on record
Great game engine!
Posted: October 17
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0.4 hrs on record
Well this is the beginning of hopefully good things...!
Posted: October 21
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