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Friday, August 10, 2018

GameMaker Studio 2 Open beta on Nintendo Switch

YoYo Games, maker of leading 2D game development engine, GameMaker Studio 2, announced that the open beta of the GameMaker Studio 2 Nintendo Switch licence edition has begun. Its full commercial launch is expected in September 2018. With the GameMaker Studio 2 Nintendo Switch licence edition, GameMaker Studio 2 games can be exported directly to Nintendo Switch.

With GameMaker Studio 2 Nintendo Switch licence edition, GameMaker is expanding its already significant reach to developers looking to release on the hugely successful console that can be played anytime, anywhere, with anyone. First launched by YoYo Games in March 2017, GameMaker Studio 2 has seen continual growth since its release. The launch of the open beta is the next step in the culmination of GameMaker Studio 2 Nintendo Switch licence edition, that will launch this September.
“Since announcing our relationship with Nintendo to launch the GameMaker Studio 2 Nintendo Switch licence edition, we’ve been contacted by over one thousand developers who want to bring their GameMaker titles onto Nintendo’s record-breaking console,” said James Cox, General Manager, YoYo Games. “We’ve already seen the first wave of GameMaker Studio 2 titles announced for Nintendo Switch, including Hyper Light Drifter, Minit and Undertale, and we’re excited to see the massive range of GameMaker Studio 2 content that will be launching on the platform.”

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.

Jan Willem Nijman, creator of Minit together with Kitty, Jukio & Dom, agreed, “It's been very exciting to stay in touch with YoYo Games and see this all come to life. We’re delighted to be able to release Minit on the Nintendo Switch platform. Growing up toying with GameMaker and later turning it into a career, I wouldn't dare dream that eventually GameMaker Studio 2 would let us put our game on a Nintendo console!”

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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