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Good Guy Game Maker Makes it’s Non-Commercial License Free < NAG

Game Maker is celebrating Thanksgiving this year by, well, giving thanks to its development community.

In a blog post on its website, Game Maker has decided to update its licensing fees for commercial and non-commercial users.

For non-commercial users, Game Maker is now free to use, with unlimited access to all the asset packs and goodies that you need. This means that students studying game development, hobbyists looking to turn their ideas into tangible games for friends or even developers looking to make rough drafts for their CVs or keep their development knowledge up will be able to access the 2D game-making non-console platform without any red tape.

For developers looking to make money off of their games, Game Maker will now charge a once-off fee of $99.99 for the professional edition, which will allow you to release your game on PC, Mobile and Browser. For Console releases, developers will still have to pay the $80 monthly fee.

The blog post even takes a light stab at some other game development platforms that may have recently made adjustments to their licensing fees:

“We have seen other platforms making awkward moves with their pricing and terms, so we thought, what if we did the opposite, something that could actually be good for developers? Our success is measured by the number of people making games!”

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If you’ve been thinking about tinkering with a bit of game development yourself, perhaps now is the time. Who knows, you may have the next Chicory, Undertale or even Spelunky hiding in that imagination of yours.

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Croquet makes it possible to put hundreds of players into web-based multiplayer action

Getting lots of people to do things at once at the same time in a virtual space is one of the attractions of the metaverse. You could have a concert or a big battle or a sporting event. But the internet and today’s gaming technology quickly chokes when the numbers of participants rises above 100.

But Croquet believes that its Croquet OS can provide a solution that will make it a lot easier to build multiplayer games with hundreds of players. David A. Smith, founder and CTO of Croquet, said in an interview with GamesBeat that the technology works today and developers can access it via the Unity game platform, and that early access is just about to start.

It’s another tool to “democratize game development.” And the vision for this technology goes all the way back to computing pioneer, Alan Kay, and a computer language dubbed Smalltalk.

Smith founded Croquet in 2019 and it has 15 people. The company raised $5 million in a round funded by SIP Global Partners and a group of experienced technology and financial industry veterans. The company is in the midst of raising a new round of funding.

The tech demos

These are some of 500 tanks in a demo by Croquet.
These are some of 500 tanks in a demo by Croquet.

The idea is to empower game developers to build multiplayer games in Unity without needing to write, host or maintain netcode. Unity developers can join a waitlist for early access now. I met Smith at his booth at the recent East Coast Games Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The company has created a JavaScript multiplayer framework for the Unity Platform. A recent demo showed how hundreds of simple 3D-animated tanks could roam around a battlefield and fire volleys at each other continuously. Between the tanks and the projectiles they were firing, the

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