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9. March 2018

YoyoGames have just announced an agreement with Nintendo bringing Nintendo Switch platform support to their seminal cross platform 2D development platform GameMaker Studio 2.  GameMaker Studio 2 Nintendo Switch Edition will arrive this summer.  No word if any additional licenses or agreements will be required for GameMaker developers to deploy to the Switch.

Details from the announcement:

GameMaker Studio 2, the leading 2D game development engine, has signed a deal with Nintendo, meaning GameMaker games can be exported directly to Nintendo Switch. GameMaker is expanding its already significant reach to developers looking to release on the hugely successful console that can be played anytime, anywhere, with anyone. First launched by YoYo Games in March 2017, GameMaker Studio 2 has seen continual growth since its release, and it is ready to take another step forward by forging a partnership with Nintendo. This will culminate with the launch of the GameMaker Studio 2 Nintendo Switch edition in summer, 2018.

GameMaker Studio 2 was released last year and represented a massive overhaul of the aging developer tool.  If you are interested in learning more, be sure to check our Closer Look at GameMaker Studio 2.

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