YYG ready to release GameMaker: Player

Posted by death on Oct. 6, 2014, 11:51 a.m.

A free service to Play and Share games made with GameMaker.

So it seems YYG is finally replacing the old sandbox with this new service/app that will act like a cross-platform Steam service for Game Maker Studio games. This actually sounds amazing, even with the current beta restrictions (2-10 games depending on your license). You get the freedom to set up paid games or free games as well. YYG takes approx 30% of the revenue though, which isn't too bad depending on how popular this service/store becomes.

The release date is not exact but they suggest the 2nd half of October. I can't wait to see what this is going to be like. I have a few worries, such as how much control or rights to the games uploaded does YYG gain, whether or not they restrict where the game can be published, and so on but I don't expect anything too harsh on those subjects.

There also doesn't seem to be much mention on Quality Control so there is that little problem which became a huge problem in the sandbox. Still, googleplay has no Quality Control and it's still thriving. (for some fortunate devs that is)

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Alert Games 9 years, 8 months ago

So theyre remaking their sandbox to have a system that looks like the windows store and comparable to GameJolt? mmmmm I would say cool, if it wasn't YoYo games doing it… But they are free to prove me wrong.

I think I will compete with them with the new API and community project I am building which will offer better features with more quality control. it may have small costs for the developer, but it would have higher returns as well because there would be more players. That is, if I eventually complete the project

Quietus 9 years, 8 months ago

I was miffed at first that they only allow paid games from people with GM:S paid. I plan to only use it for free games anyway, but I still have my reservations. Restricting where the game can be published will be a quick turn-off for me.

RC 9 years, 8 months ago

The downside is that the old Sandbox is going to be removed, along with all of the old games and stuff.

As far as quality control goes, I'm going to assume that the upload restriction will take care of that as people won't be able to upload all of their crap games.

Astryl 9 years, 8 months ago

The downside is that the old Sandbox is going to be removed, along with all of the old games and stuff.

I'd better go back all my old stuff up, for future nostalgia purposes.

Yaru 9 years, 8 months ago

Nocturne mentioned somewhere that they'd probably do an archive as common decency (+avoid teh rage), but it's probably a good idea to backup nonetheless.