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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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"."