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YoYo Games Announces Strategic Partnership With Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. to Offer GameMaker: Studio(TM) for PlayStation(R)'s Licensed Developer ProgramSupport for PlayStation(R)4, PlayStation(R)Vita and PlayStation(R)3 Publishing Coming in the First Half of 2014 (March 19, 2014)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/19/14 -- GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE -- Today, YoYo Games, home of the GameMaker: Studio games development platform and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) have entered into an agreement to collaborate on publishing support for the PlayStation®4 (PS4), PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) and PlayStation®3 (PS3) systems. The collaboration makes creating and publishing GameMaker: Studio games to PlayStation® platforms easy and free of charge for all licensed PlayStation developers.
GameMaker: Studio support for PlayStation's licensed developer program also includes support for PSN(SM) features as well as licensed platform peripherals including controllers, control inputs and cameras.
"Today's announcement is a major milestone in our strategy to make powerful, cross-platform game development more widely accessible," said Sandy Duncan, Chief Executive Officer at YoYo Games. "It's particularly good news for the Indie development community in that it will remove the complexity barrier that exists in delivering Indie gaming experiences to PlayStation users."
"We are pleased to be working with YoYo Games to deliver GameMaker: Studio for our PlayStation platforms," said Teiji Yutaka, Senior Vice President, Technology Platform of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. "PlayStation users will soon be allowed to enjoy a wide variety of creative games including unique indie game titles from GameMaker's growing global community of developers, which includes some of the most acclaimed independent talent in the world including indie development community."
YoYo Games will be demonstrating games created with GameMaker: Studio running on PS4 and PS Vita at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, Wednesday, March 19 through Friday, March 21 at booth 1924.
The GameMaker: Studio open beta for licensed PlayStation developers will be available immediately following GDC. GameMaker: Studio's exports for PS4, PS Vita and PS3 are currently in development, with availability to licensed developers expected April 30 for PS4, May 30 for PS Vita and June 30 for PS3.
Anyone interested in becoming a licensed PlayStation® developer can register their interest with SCE at https://www.companyregistration.playstation.com/.
About GameMaker: Studio
GameMaker: Studio caters to entry-level novices and seasoned game development professionals equally, allowing them to create cross-platform games in record time and at a fraction of the cost. GameMaker: Studio is the world's preferred 2D game development framework with approximately two million downloads, 1.2 million monthly active developers and a community 145,000 developers strong. Hit games developed with GameMaker include "Gunpoint," "Home," "Hotline Miami," "Hyper Light Drifter," "Nidd Hogg," "Nuclear Throne," "Spelunky," "Risk of Rain," and "Super Crate Box," among many others. For more information about GameMaker: Studio, please visit http://www.yoyogames.com/studio.
About YoYo Games
YoYo Games is the home of GameMaker: Studio, the fastest and easiest to use cross-platform games development technology. GameMaker: Studio has been developed with usability and efficiency at its core, allowing developers to create games in a single code base and then publish them to run natively across an unprecedented number of platforms including Android, HTML5, iOS, OS X, Tizen, Ubuntu, Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT. To date, the GameMaker family of products has been downloaded more than five million times. YoYo Games is based in Dundee, Scotland, with an office in Mountain View, Ca. Follow YoYo Games on Twitter and on Facebook. www.yoyogames.com
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