YoYo Games has added publishing support for the Amazon Appstore to its game engine GameMaker Studio 2.
Developers using the tool will now have access to the most recent and future versions of Amazon’s APIs, including in-app purchasing and reporting.
A free 60 day trial of GameMaker Studio 2 Amazon Fire edition has been made available for devs to test its functionality.
“We’re confident that focusing on making a game for the Amazon Appstore is a great way for developers to get their feet wet with mobile game development,” said YoYo Games GM James Cox.
“This option gives a very accessible entry point into mobile game development, and publishing on the Amazon Appstore.
"We even made sure to give developers an effortless way to deploy their games to other mobile platforms – just pay the difference to upgrade the license to the mobile version, and you’ll be taking advantage of GameMaker Studio 2’s incredibly easy-to-use multi-platform support in no time.”
We recently spoke to YoYo Games GM James Cox about the engine's development, where it's headed and the rise and rise of indies.