DUNDEE, SCOTLAND – March 20th, 2018 – GameMaker Studio 2, the leading 2D game development engine, is updating its application IDE and manuals for French, German and Spanish speakers and readers, while further localisation is expected to follow later in 2018. The move will broaden accessibility to GameMaker Studio 2, furthering YoYo Games’ mission to bring game development to all, while also signaling yet more commitment to the engine first launched in March 2017.
“We see the inclusion of French, German, and Spanish languages in both the software and accompanying manuals as a much needed step to further make games development as accessible as possible to everyone,” said James Cox, General Manager, YoYo Games.
“Games development is a global pastime, and we want to make it as comfortable as possible for people to start making games. There are millions of people around the world who make games with GameMaker, and this update is about recognising the potential of people who want to make games in their first language. We need to make sure there are no barriers to accessing GameMaker Studio 2, and this update is part of that process.”
GameMaker Studio 2 is the latest version of the multi-million downloaded GameMaker 2D game development technology. With no barriers to entry and powerful functionality, the engine enables both experienced and novice video game developers to create the games they imagine. GameMaker Studio 2 combines easy-to-use drag-and-drop tools, tutorials and game assets with the powerful GameMaker Language (GML) and advanced, professional functionality, like the physics engine, particles and advanced shaders. GameMaker Studio 2 can be purchased for Windows desktop, Mac OS X, Ubuntu, Android, iOS, Amazon Fire, Microsoft UWP, HTML5, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One from $39.
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To access GameMaker Studio 2 tutorials visit: https://www.yoyogames.com/learn
To download the GameMaker Studio 2 press kit, please visit: https://www.yoyogames.com/brand
About YoYo Games
YoYo Games is the home of GameMaker, the fastest and friendliest cross-platform game development technology out there. GameMaker Studio 2 has been completely redeveloped with usability and efficiency at its core, allowing developers to create games within a single code base and then publish them to run natively across multiple platforms including Android, iOS, HTML5, PS4, Xbox One, Windows Desktop, OS X, Ubuntu, Windows UWP.
To date, the GameMaker Studio family of products has been downloaded more than 10 million times since 2012 and currently has 200K MAU. YoYo Games is based in Dundee, Scotland.
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