YoYo Games and Valve Software are bringing the GameMaker: Studio family to Steam with the launch of the Steam Software Store. GameMaker: Studio is touted as being a fast and easy to use cross-platform games development environment that allows users to create games in a single code base and then export with a single button click.
These can then be run on multiple formats including Steam, HTML5, Facebook, Android, iOS, Windows and OS X. Gamers can download a free version and purchase packages that unlock features, functionality and additional export options. GameMaker: Studio integrates with Steam Workshop, allowing developers to publish games onto the platform, which is of course good news for Greenlight developers.
Mark Richardson at Valve states, “Our community has been asking for us to expand the creative possibilities within Steam and we’ve done that today with the availability of the Steam Software Store and GameMaker: Studio. Now that we’ve provided unprecedented access to and support of the best technology, we hope to soon see a huge surge of great content published to our community and submitted to Steam Workshop and Greenlight.”