YoYo Games and MIPS Release Free Android(TM) Game Development Platform
Exclusively for MIPS-Based(TM) Devices
GameMaker: Studio(TM) MIPS(TM) Edition Includes Features and Functionalities
of GameMaker: Studio(TM) Professional
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- International CES -- MIPS
Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard
processor architectures and cores for home entertainment, networking, mobile
and embedded applications, and YoYo Games, the creator of GameMaker: Studio™,
announced the release of fast and easy game development software for
MIPS-Based™ products such as tablets and other devices. GameMaker: Studio™
MIPS™ Edition, created by YoYo Games exclusively for MIPS-Based devices, is
now available on the YoYo Games website free-of-charge.
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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. It includes the same functionalities as the
GameMaker: Studio Professional version plus the Android export capability—with
the exception that it publishes games exclusively for Android devices based on
the MIPS® architecture.
GameMaker: Studio MIPS Edition features an integrated development environment
complete with fonts, sounds, images, music and more. It also features
GameMaker Language, a powerful scripting language that lets developers control
details such as pathfinding, physics, object interaction, particles, data
structures, social networking, payment features and a comprehensive source
control scheme to facilitate game creation within teams.
GameMaker: Studio is a leading 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. With the new
MIPS Edition, developers of existing GameMaker games can quickly bring their
games to MIPS-Based devices.
According to Gideon Intrater, vice president of marketing, MIPS Technologies,
"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."
"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," said Sandy Duncan, chief executive officer at YoYo Games. "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."
Developers can visit http://www.yoyogames.com/gamemaker/studio to download the
free software and immediately begin creating games for MIPS-Based devices.
Demonstration at International CES
At CES, MIPS and YoYo will demonstrate how to develop games for a MIPS-Based
tablet using GameMaker: Studio. To schedule a demonstration during CES,
To visit the MIPS Technologies Media Center for CES, visit
About YoYo Games
YoYo Games is a top publisher of mobile, social and web-based games and the
creator of GameMaker: Studio, a fast and easy to use cross-platform games
development technology. YoYo Games publishes titles created with GameMaker:
Studio including hits "They Need to be Fed," "Simply Solitaire HD" and Pocket
Gamer's 2012 Android Game of the Year "Karoshi." Privately-held YoYo Games was
founded in 2007 by games industry visionaries to incubate and showcase the
next generation of games development talent and devices. GameMaker has been
downloaded more than 10 million times, hosts a community of a half a million
registered users and is deployed in more than 5,000 schools and universities
worldwide. For more information, visit www.yoyogames.com.
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About MIPS Technologies, Inc.
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:MIPS) is a leading provider of
industry-standard processor architectures and cores for home entertainment,
networking, mobile and embedded applications. The MIPS architecture powers
some of the world's most popular products. Our technology is broadly used in
products such as digital televisions, set-top boxes, Blu-ray players,
broadband customer premises equipment (CPE), WiFi access points and routers,
networking infrastructure and portable/mobile communications and entertainment
products. Founded in 1998, MIPS Technologies is headquartered in Sunnyvale,
California, with offices worldwide. For more information, contact (408)
530-5000 or visit www.mips.com.
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