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YoYo Games release education edition of GameMaker 2

Free trial available to universities and schools, discounts for bulk-bought licences

DUNDEE, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2017 - YoYo Games' recently launched cross-platform 2D game engine for Windows PC and Mac OS, GameMaker Studio 2 is now available in a convenient education package specifically for schools and their students. Any approved university or school affiliate will now have access to a free trial version with zero time restrictions/commitments and a simple option to upgrade to the full version. Educational institutions can buy licenses in bulk at a budget-friendly $30 per account for a one-year license, with a minimum order of 10 license, and can be purchased from the YoYo Games website.

Beginners with limited to no coding experience can use YoYo Games' patented Drag and Drop system (DnD™) to quickly translate desired actions into workable code on any of the supported platforms. Students can advance their skills with GameMaker Studio 2's powerful programming language and comprehensive set of tools, making it an excellent educational platform with a smooth learning curve.

"Being a student of game design and development can be time consuming and expensive, sometimes prohibitively so, but we change all that with GameMaker Studio 2," said James Cox, general manager, YoYo Games. "We want to give educational institutions an easy and affordable way to engage students with their passion for game development - no complications or fine text."

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