Hey, ever think about making your own vidja games?! I am sure everyone who plays games even somewhat seriously has thought about putting themselves out there. I know I have, and I even have a friend doing it. There are a ton of programs out there now that make it easier for people to get right into it, especially compared to coding everything yourself. YoYo Games is running a sale on their popular GameMaker program, with the standard version going for the low price of free right now. That’s right, no money. Simply give them an e-mail address, and they give you a key to unlock the standard edition.
If you find you like what is going on there, feel free to upgrade to the Studio Professional Edition for $35.00. I think that license is normally $80.00, so that is a deep discount. With GameMaker you’re able to make whole games and publish them, making all the money you can from your game, so it is really a no-risk entry into game development. So go ahead, give it a try. The sale ends March 2, 2014, so you know…go get it (at least the standard version for free), even if you have no intention of using it right now.
Source: YoYo Games Website