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Hugely Successful Game Development Package Adds HTML5 Output; Games, Logos and Dynamic Content Now Within Reach Of Anyone

London, UK– 22 nd September 2011 - YoYo Games, the UK-based developer of game creation tools and leading mobile games publisher, is pleased to announce that it has launched a purchasable beta of GameMaker: HTML5, the latest iteration of its leading game creation toolkit. GameMaker: HTML5 outputs games in HTML5 compatible JavaScript, allowing games created with it to be deployed immediately to any web server and the content is playable in any HTML5 compatible browser on any platform, be it desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet, without any plugins or additional installs required. Game Maker: HTML5 beta is available to buy now at a pre-release price of $99 from YoYo Games’s website.

GameMaker: HTML5 builds on the ultra-accessible UI and drag-and-drop functionality of previous versions of GameMaker, including its internal image, level and code editing tools and includes an advanced scripting language for experienced developers.? GameMaker: HTML5 also introduces a range of new features including Team Collaboration, which allows multiple individuals to work on the same project simultaneously,?? and accomplished programmers can call external JavaScript libraries to further increase the scope of GameMaker for their HTML5 games and applications. GameMaker: HTML5 is also perfectly suited to creating other types of web content for the latest browser standards, including animated logos and other dynamic page elements.

Sandy Duncan, CEO of YoYo Games, comments:“ GameMaker: HTML5 is a huge step forward for the Game Maker lineage and we’re very proud to have launched this new version, which brings game and web content creation within the reach of anyone with the inclination to try our package.” He continues,“As the HTML5 wave begins break across the web and it becomes adopted as the de-facto standard, GameMaker: HTML5 will undoubtedly lead the revolution in easily created, easily deployable content that’s richer and more complex than ever before.”

Game Maker: HTML5 is currently available to buy at a reduced rate of $99 (full RRP $199) from YoYo Games’ website, which can be found at: http://www.yoyogames.com/html5

For more information, please contact:


Tony Coles, Peppermint P

Tel: 0207 240 2645

Email: tony.coles@peppermintp.com

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Notes to Editors

About YoYo Games

YoYo Games was founded in 2007 by a group of leading Games and Entertainment industry executives including James North-Hearn, CEO Foundation9,?Michel Cassius, ex European Marketing Director Xbox and Spencer Hyman, formerly COO Last.FM. The company, headed by CEO, Sandy Duncan (ex Vice President of Xbox Europe), was created to support the founders' belief that a new generation of games development talent and devices was emerging and there was an opportunity to incubate and showcase some of the very best of this talent on these new and existing platforms.

YoYo Games is a leading publisher of mobile games on both IOS and Android. It is the publisher of the top 5 hit game on Android Market "They Need to be Fed" and the award winning "Mr Karoshi".?YoYo Games debuted in the top half of the Develop100 list of the world's top games developers in 2011. All of the games published by YoYo Games are developed using GameMaker.

The free to use version of GameMaker, GameMaker: Lite is downloaded more than 1 million times every year from the company's website www.yoyogames.com.


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