GameMaker Studio Standard Ed Free For A Limited Time

You can download GameMaker Studio Standard free or buy the Pro version for $35. Offer ends March 2nd, 2014.

Are you an aspiring game designer, artist or programmer looking to for a way to take your work to the next level? Become a Pro and take advantage of our GameMaker: Studio Professional sale!

For a limited time YoYo Games is giving all GameMaker: Studio Standard users the chance to upgrade to GameMaker: Studio Professional for only $35.00! Go to our Checkout Page and enter your GameMaker: Studio licence key to get started.

If you don’t already own a copy of GameMaker: Studio, for a limited time, you can now get your own GameMaker: Studio Standard license, completely free! To get your copy of GameMaker: Studio Standard simply download the Free Version and follow the instructions that appear inside.

Here’s a showcase of games made with GameMaker.

via YoYo Games.

Xbox Games with Gold for Feb 2014 announced

Starting Feb. 1, first-person zombie action game Dead Island (by Techland) is free to download for Xbox Live Gold members via Games with Gold. On the 16th, action strategy game Toy Soldiers: Cold War (by Signal Studios) will be the second free game for February.

For more information visit Games with Gold

Gamespot review for Dead Island (7 – Good)

Gamespot review for Toy Soldiers: Cold War (8.5 – Great)

OUYA Dev Consoles ship

OUYA Developer consoles begin shipping and the SDK is released. OUYA is a $99 game console built on Android.

We just licked the stamps and waved a fond farewell to 1,200 OUYA Developer Consoles. These are the early versions of OUYA that developers will use to start making games. They’re on their way to developers around the globe – by land, air and sea. OK, only by air — we want you to get them quick. Devs, expect them on your doorstep within the next few days.

via It’s Open Season! OUYA.

The Boxed Mono of Doom

Few important announcements today in the Open Source world. I’m pretty exited by all of them and feel like I need to start doing more code for fun and not just code for work.

First, Zenimax the company that acquired id Software will be releasing the source-code for Doom 3 later on this year. Should start getting some cool games based on the Doom 3 engine soon after the code release.

Next, Xamarin (the company which is now developing Mono) has released Mono 2.10.3 which makes it the first official release of Mono under Xamarin. This release includes support for MacOS X Lion (Mono and Gtk+). There is also a MonoMac add-in for MonoDevelop update which fixes Lion issues.

Finally, Dotan J. Nahum (jondot on GitHub) has released packs an open source implementation of BoxJS, BoxCSS and Boxresizer. All of which are mountable as Rack apps inside Rails or as stand-alone apps. It is also fully compatible with Heroku.

If you’re a developer (especially an FOSS developer) you now have a few new toys to play with.

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