Game Maker

What is Game Maker?

"Game Maker is a game development software application written by Mark Overmars in the Delphi programming language. It is designed to allow its users to easily develop computer games without having to learn a complex programming language such as C++ or Pascal. For experienced users, Game Maker contains a built-in programming language called 'GML' (Game Maker Language). Games can be distributed either free, or for profit, as ".gmk", ".gm6" or ".gmd" source files, or as non-editable ".exe" file."

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YoYo Games

What is YoYo Games?

"On January 26, 2007, Mark Overmars announced that he would be working with a small company in the UK named YoYo Games. The motive behind the cooperation is that it would bring faster and better development to Game Maker, as well as provide a better website for its users. The website is planned to be a community in which users can upload and share their created games and review and discuss submitted games on the website. It will also provide a much extended help system and support for the sharing of resources. Yoyo Games is recreating the GMC (Game Maker Community) and YoYo games has published GameMaker 7. But with changes, comes rebelion. many members of the GMC (game maker comunity) have been opposing the switch to YOYO Games. They say that the switch will ruin this homemade program. Mainly the reason for this is because of the new registration system YoYo Games has set up. This process checks to see whether or not that one registration serial is being used by another registered user, eliminating the illigal act of "shared serials"."

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