The GameMaker: Studio™ family of products caters to entry-level novices and seasoned game development professionals equally, allowing them to create casual and social games for, iOS, Android, desktop and the Web (HTML5) in record time and at a fraction of the cost!
Great to make both easy, simple games in minutes for beginners, and tons of options for those who are willing to go one step further. Game maker has been used to create commercial games, for iPods, iPhones, iPads and psp. The game maker community on Yoyogames is strong (well over 100 000 members) and very supportive. Posting your game on this community can result in it being published on an international scale, in addition to being featured and played by thousands of people.Yoyogames have also released a new version of game maker (8.1) which will soon allow users to submit their games to the company. If their game is good enough, it will soon be able to be placed on the app store, and the developer(s) may even be able to receive profit from their game. I highly recommend for you to try out this program, and I am sure that you will have great fun with it.
GM Studio is great. They have given ordinary Joes like myself the ability to create great games the way they were suppose to be created...without major corporations forcing "creative" changes. That's the beauty of Indie games, you make the games YOU want to, and GM Studio is so affordable that the only thing you need is a little cash and some creativity. Keep it up YOYO games you guys are awesome!
I have been using game maker for a number of years now and cannot sing it's praises enough. Many games that are created using it do not do it half as much justice as it deserves.
With the release of the more powerful Studio version the software is much more professional and the standard of games created in it is at a professional standard. Great Engine.