Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
April 23, 2018
arrowPress Releases

If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

GameMaker Studio creator acquired for $16.4 million

GameMaker Studio creator acquired for $16.4 million

February 16, 2015 | By Kris Graft

Game and online gambling software company Playtech said Monday said it will acquire Yoyo Games Limited, developer of the popular cross-platform game dev tool GameMaker Studio.

GameMaker, which comes with the Playtech acquisition, gained popularity in recent years, particularly among small-team game developers, and is the basis for games including Hotline Miami, Risk of Rain, Gunpoint, Gods Will Be Watching, Nidhogg, and Spelunky, among many others. The engine boasts over 750,000 registered game developers, according to Playtech.

[Don't Miss: Playtech responds to dev concerns]

Playtech, known for its online gambling software, said it would buy Yoyo for $16.4 million, with a possible additional $5.25 million paid out.

Playtech said the buy is meant to help the company “penetrate the casual gaming space.” The company also owns game dev studio Plamee, which employs 120 developers. GameMaker studio will help Playtech’s internal and external game development efforts, Playtech said.

The acquisition is part of a three-pronged strategy, according to Playtech: in-house game development, internal and external publishing, and game development technology.

We've reached out to Playtech to inquire how this might affect current and future GameMaker users.

Related Jobs

Wombat Studio
Wombat Studio — Santa Clara, California, United States

Community Manager
Starfall Education Foundation
Starfall Education Foundation — San Diego, California, United States

Senior Game Designer for Educational Games
Level Ex, Inc.
Level Ex, Inc. — Chicago, Illinois, United States

Gameplay Programmer
Level Ex, Inc.
Level Ex, Inc. — Chicago, Illinois, United States

Senior Cloud Services Engineer

Loading Comments

loader image