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YoYo Games and MIPS Partner to Release Free Android Game Development Platform

January 07, 2013

YoYo Games and MIPS Partner to Release Free Android Game Development Platform

By Mandira Srivastava
TMCnet Contributor

Android (News - Alert), an open source mobile device platform, is a fast-growing, feature-rich and exciting mobile platform.

In order to promote mobile games in the development of new digital platforms, MIPS Technologies (News - Alert) and YoYo Games have announced the release of fast and easy game development software for MIPS-based products like tablets and other devices.

MIPS Technologies is a provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for home entertainment, networking, mobile and embedded applications.

GameMaker: Studio, created by YoYo Games exclusively for MIPS-based devices, is now available on the YoYo Games website free of charge.

Gideon Intrater, vice president of marketing, MIPS Technologies, said, "We are delighted to offer game developers the opportunity to create games for MIPS-based devices at no charge. Through our collaboration with YoYo Games, game developers and students will gain access to free development software, and owners of MIPS-Based mobile devices can anticipate many new games and apps –continuing to broaden the mobile ecosystem around the MIPS architecture."

GameMaker: Studio MIPS Edition enables game developers to quickly and easily create games for MIPS-based devices and then seamlessly submit them for publishing to multiple app stores. GameMaker: Studio is leading the 2D development suite for game developers, producing well-known games including They Need to Be Fed, Froad, and Karoshi, which was named Pocket Gamer's 2012 Android Game of the Year.

"We have always believed in the importance of the MIPS architecture and are pleased to work with MIPS to further proliferate our popular GameMaker: Studio platform," Sandy Duncan, chief executive officer at YoYo Games, said in a statement. "With their affordable price points, MIPS-Based tablets can reach a broad range of consumers, creating a really compelling opportunity for game developers. Seasoned and novice game developers can download GameMaker: Studio MIPS Edition for free and experience the ease and power of GameMaker: Studio."

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Edited by Braden Becker

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