Appstore is excited to announce the continued support for Fire OS in YoYo Game’s GameMaker Studio. Today, YoYo Games is launching the all-new Amazon Fire edition for GameMaker Studio 2 (GMS2), letting developers create and publish Amazon Appstore games directly from the GameMaker IDE. Here is a tutorial on setting up GameMaker 2 for Amazon Fire OS.
“We’re confident that focusing on making a game for the Amazon Appstore is a great way for developers to get their feet wet with mobile game development,” said James Cox, general manager, YoYo Games. “This option gives a very accessible entry point into mobile game development and publishing on the Amazon Appstore. We even made sure to give developers an effortless way to deploy their games to other mobile platforms – just pay the difference to upgrade the license to Mobile, and you’ll be taking advantage of GMS2's incredibly easy-to-use multi-platform support in no time.”
GameMaker Studio 2
With a fresh user interface and many new exciting features including like Real-Time Animation Editing, a new innovative workflow, and a seamless path from drag and drop to actual code, GMS2 is a perfect choice for developers of all abilities looking to create games on Fire OS. Developers using the new GMS2 Amazon Fire edition to create and publish games now have access to the most recent and all future versions of Amazon’s application program interfaces (APIs), including in-app purchasing and reporting. The Amazon Fire product for GMS2 will also be available at no additional cost to developers for a 60-day trial period, so that anyone wishing to test the functionality can do so.
Amazon Fire edition
To get started making Amazon Appstore games with GMS2, simply add the Amazon Fire edition to your YoYo Games account. You can also watch our tutorial here. The new Amazon Fire edition works across the full range of Amazon Fire devices including Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and compatible Fire tablets. After the 60-day free trial, you can purchase the GMS2 Amazon Fire version for $149 on the YoYo Games website.
-Jesse Freeman (@jessefreeman)