If you're a game developer using GameMaker Studio or simply a fan of indie titles such as Undertale or Hyper Light Drifter, we have HUGE news for you! GameMaker Studio 2 is going to be supported by the Nintendo Switch, with the first game to come to the Switch being Undertale. Find out what this means for you and your library of games, right here!
GameMaker Studio 2 is a beginner-friendly game engine for creating 2D games. Games such as Spelunky, Hyper Light Drifter, and Undertale all spawned from GameMaker Studio and it's possible that without such an accessible game engine, these awesome games and more wouldn't exist. GameMaker Studio 2 is officially teaming up with Nintendo to bring these games to the Nintendo Switch.
It was revealed yesterday that Undertale is comming to the Nintendo Switch. Undertale was easily one of the biggest games of 2015 and has since strongly influenced gamers around the globe. It only makes sense that this game made its way to the Switch to reach the hardcore Nintendo fans, but it also means that other games running on Gamemaker Studio will be able to make their way to Nintendo fans.
Undertale stands to be the leader in a group of wonderful indie games to hopefully make it to the Nintendo Switch as a result. This includes not only preexisting games, but also new developers working with the engine. This is a big deal for indie developers looking to bring their games to the Nintendo Switch. We've already seen how readily Nintendo is supporting indie developers with the Switch, and this opens the gates to so many more. GameMaker Studio is great for beginners with its relatively lower cost (and free version) and user-friendliness. As such, Nintendo has opened its doors to many aspiring developers as well, and I hope to see a fantastic slew of original indie titles making their way to the Nintendo Switch in the future.