YoYo Games has released the latest edition of its development engine, GameMaker Studio 2.
The release comes with a wealth of updates, including new layer-based level editing features that allow for more complex environments and graphics. Level inheritance has also been added so developers can easily create multiples of the same room.
The workflow has been beefed up too to make it easier to switch between the engine's drag and drop system and actual code. It will also include multiple workspaces, cross-platform source level debugging and more.
All the best features
"GameMaker Studio 2 takes all the best features of the previous version and elevates game development for all levels by simplifying the process and allowing creators to focus on making fun and engaging games that can quickly come to market," said James Cox, General Manager, YoYo Games.
"YoYo Games is dedicated to supporting the community and delivering the tools to help developers be successful without breaking the bank."
GameMaker Studio 2 packages start at $99 for the basic service and $399 for developers wishing to publish on Android and iOS.
Developers can find out more about pricing options and the engine itself through our interview with YoYo Games.