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GameMaker Studio 2 gets Xbox Live Creators Program Support


Support has increased greatly since the launch of the Xbox One, for Indie Developers looking to bring their games over to the Xbox platform, but now the process has been made even easier if you’re one of the many users of the premier 2D Game Engine, GameMaker Studio 2.

With Xbox Live Creators Program Support now available on GameMaker Studio 2, users are now able to take advantage of Microsoft’s simplified Game Certification process to bring their games to the Xbox One.

The minimum certification process for games has no concept approval process, meaning once Xbox Live sign-in is implemented and Gamertags are displayed on the user interface – as per Windows Store policies – indie developers can bring their games to both Microsoft PC and console environments with the help of GameMaker Studio 2’s simple-to-use 2D toolset.

“The dream for many developers is to bring their games to every platform, and our GameMaker Studio 2 integration with the Xbox Live Creators Program takes them one step closer to this,” said James Cox, general manager, YoYo Games. “This is where our partnership with Microsoft comes in – much of our efforts with GameMaker Studio 2 are focused on creating an engine that’s cost-effective, easy-to-learn and can port games to other platforms quickly. By partnering with the Xbox Live Creators Program, we have blown the doors open for indie games on Xbox
One devices.”

“The Xbox Live Creators program makes it easy for independent developers to ship their games on Xbox One using the social features of Xbox Live – just create a Dev Center account, build a Live-enabled UWP game with GameMaker UWP, and you’re ready to launch on the Xbox One
to the full Xbox audience,” said Chris Charla, Director of [email protected] at Microsoft. “GameMaker Studio 2 is already a really cool tool for development, and including easy-to-integrate support for Xbox Live Creators Program means that independent developers have another great option to use to showcase their games on the Xbox One Creators Collection!”

If you’re an indie developer wanting to bring your creations to the Xbox One family of consoles, then GameMaker Studio 2 has all the options you need to make that wish a reality.

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