YoYo Games and MIPS Release Free Android Game Development Platform Exclusively for MIPS-Based Devices
GameMaker: Studio MIPS Edition Includes Features and Functionalities of GameMaker: Studio Professional
INTERNATIONAL CES, LAS VEGAS, Nev. - January 4, 2013-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.
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, contact email@example.com.
To visit the MIPS Technologies Media Center for CES, visit http://www.mips.com/news-events/CES2013.
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.
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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