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GameMaker Studio currently free

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Normally $50 for the Standard version, but you can register it for free for a limited time: https://www.yoyogames.com/studio

I haven't actually used it yet, but used to enjoy dicking about with Klik'n'Play and The Games Factory, so I'll assume this is similar and figured I might as well get it while it's free.

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So all the Standard version gives you over the Free version is... unlimited resources. Whatever that means.

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It doesn't look free to me. It says the standard version costs 50 bucks.

EDIT: What on earth is in the master collection that makes it worth 500 bucks?

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You've got to update to the beta to get it for free. You can do it through the tray icon, not sure why they don't have a bigass "update" button in the program itself, but there you go.

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hardcore_gamer said:

It doesn't look free to me. It says the standard version costs 50 bucks.

Yeah, there's no mention of it on the site itself, but it definitely gave me a registration key for Standard and I definitely haven't paid $50 bucks. I only found out because I have a friend who does gaming news videos on youtube and he mentioned it on this weeks vid.

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If the only difference is unlimited resources, why upgrade? I gave up on game maker studio a long time ago and went to real programming software. But after seeing the last Mojam where 2 teams made sellable games in 2 days I'd say Game Maker is viable now.

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Bucket said:

So all the Standard version gives you over the Free version is... unlimited resources. Whatever that means.

According to Wikipedia - the free version "limits the user from using more than 10 types of any resource, and excludes features from the other versions."

hardcore_gamer said:

What on earth is in the master collection that makes it worth 500 bucks?

You get a $300 compiler and $800 worth of export modules (mainly for mobile devices), and all future modules.

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I've only ever used a few v5's, v6 and v7 of Gamemaker until I stopped ever touching it, I used to use it while I was joined at the ZFGC site trying to make a Zelda game with it which I started back in 04.

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Now I've got an email from them saying I can get Professional for $25 but the offer is only valid 'til this Friday, 6th Dec. I don't know for certain if I'm going to make anything with it or not, so I won't be doing that, heh. Grabbed it as a "just in case" for the future, in the event that I ever come up with some fantastic idea for a game and then remember that I can't code for shit, heh.

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