Posted on July 19, 2011
Yoyo Games Game Maker will have HTML5 version in Q4
I was just visiting theYoyo Games Game Maker site to look into using the software to teach my 6 year old son game development concepts without worrying about too much coding. Game Maker has a back-end language as well as front-end complex data structures build-in, so eventually I planned to teach him the darker side of actual game coding. In any case, while looking over their site I found two really cool things.
1. They have a new Mac version (which is probably the version we will purchase)
2. They are going to have an HTML5 version ready in Q4 of this year. By the looks of it, they are going to have the same great tools, editor, and resources available for the HTML5 version as they do for the current PC and Mac versions. The price for the Mac and PC versions is a very reasonable $39.99, so I assume the same type of aggressively low-cost pricing will be applied to the HTML5 version.
We will be very interested to get our hands on the full version ASAP.