Game development engine, GameMaker Studio 2, will soon support the Nintendo Switch.
YoYo Games have announced that they will release a Nintendo Switch edition of GameMaker Studio 2 this summer. The 2D game development platform has been used for a number of popular games, including Spelunky, Hyper Light Drifter, and Wuppo. It currently supports Android, iOS, HTML5, PS4, Xbox One, Windows Desktop, OS X, Ubuntu, and Windows UWP.
One of the first GameMaker Studio 2 projects to come to Nintendo’s hybrid console will be Toby Fox’s inventive RPG, Undertale. The game’s Switch edition was unveiled during in yesterday’s Nintendo Direct and will be released ‘eventually.’
James Cox, general manager of YoYo Games, said in a press statement:
“We’re thrilled to be entering into a relationship with Nintendo, with the opportunities this will bring to our game development community, and most importantly, the players themselves. Nintendo has been hugely supportive of bringing independent releases to the Nintendo Switch console, and this partnership will mean even more wonderful games are released on the platform. We’re working hard to ensure the Nintendo Switch version of GameMaker Studio 2 retains the already excellent functionality of the engine, and we are committed to supporting developers and studios who are keen to make the jump to Nintendo’s record-breaking console.”
Toby Fox, creator of Undertale, added:
“I’m excited to use GameMaker Studio 2 to put Undertale on Nintendo Switch. I’m a big fan of Nintendo. I hope Mario plays my game.”
It’s a very good game, so even if Mario doesn’t find the time, you definitely should. You can find out more about GameMaker Studio 2 on the YoYo Games website.