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Monday, September 10, 2007
YoYo Games has begun porting the Game Maker engine for the Mac, with plans to release a beta before the end of the year. Users will soon have the option to develop games on the Mac as well as run on the Mac.

This is carried out in parallel with work on writing the Game Maker runner in C++, which could eventually mean that games could possibly run on other devices such as the Nintendo DS.

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5 Comments:
Anonymous Kairos said at 9/10/2007 09:11:00 PM:  
The slight hint towards the DS is pretty big - good news to us GM developers out there.
Anonymous Jimbob said at 9/11/2007 03:12:00 AM:  
Heh, you could also mention that the other amateur game creator, Multimedia Fusion 2, is getting Hardware Acceleration and an option to create Java executables thus making it available (to a point) for pretty much anything that can run Java :) - which I believe is quite a lot of things...

Of course it actually has to happen (ETA:Christmas) for this actually mean anything
Blogger haowan said at 9/11/2007 03:35:00 AM:  
Both great developments; this will benefit developers and gamers alike in the long run.
Anonymous FireSword said at 9/12/2007 05:20:00 AM:  
Wow i think it's a great news if there is some developer that plans for making some commercial game usingo the gamemakers..

In particular the java thing is very appetible, considering th mobile phone game is very good.. or not?
Blogger Ben2theEdge said at 9/12/2007 01:05:00 PM:  
Unfortunately it'll be another year or two at least before Multimedia Fusion is a good candidate for mobile games. They have incredibly strict limitations for memory and MMF applications squander resources.