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Game Maker for Mac Final Release Candidate

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#1 YoYo Games

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 08:26 PM

We are delighted to announce that we have the latest Release Candidate for the Apple Macintosh available for download.

This will be the final release candidate, we believe that the Game Maker code itself is final but we want to do one last testing round of the distribution mechanism and how the license system will work in the field. To this end we are releasing this version to as wide an audience as possible, to get as much feedback as possible (all bugs and feedback at http://gm4mac.yoyogames.com)

In this version we now have a “Trial” version that allows the user 10 hours of accumulated use (so you can use Game Maker for Mac as many time as you like, over as long a period you like for a total accumulated time of 10 hours) before you have to buy the Full version.

Throughout this final trial phase (which will be for 2 weeks) we will be testing the update mechanism and the YoYo Games license key system so please helps us and participate at http://gm4mac.yoyogames.com. These keys will be available from the Announcements section at http://gm4mac.yoyogames.com

The license keys will be live for the period of the trial, then deactivated once the trial is complete.

We have added

  1. Update mechanism keeping Game Maker for Mac up to date.
  2. YoYo Games proprietary distribution technology.
  3. Now packaged as a DMG
  4. Trial version with 10 hours of accumulated use to try before you buy.
  5. Removed the Beta time out period.
  6. Removed all the Beta dialogs.
  7. Fixed lots of bugs…
  8. Improved compatibility with PC and Mac

We will follow up with pricing information when we are ready to launch in a week or so (assuming there are no new, critical bugs and the distribution system works as elegantly as we expect).  Initially we will not have an Academic version (i.e. Site License) and, since this is a new product there will be no upgrade eligibility.

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