Opera announced that YoYo Games, the company behind GameMaker, is now part of Opera. Opera GX and GameMaker will form the cornerstone of Opera Gaming.
Big plans for Opera GX ve GameMaker
GameMaker Studio 2 is a platform that allows anyone to create games and then export them from a single codebase to various platforms, including Desktop, Mobile, Web, and Consoles.
Opera, which posted a blog post, announced that the company behind this platform, YoYo Games, is now a part of Opera. The company has stated that it has big plans for YoYo Games and GameMaker in the future.
Opera GX is another part of these plans. Opera GX, a browser built for gamers, with features that include CPU, RAM and Network Bandwidth limiters, is less resource-hungry and leaves more of the computer’s resources for gaming.
According to the statement, together with Opera GX, GameMaker will form the cornerstone of Opera Gaming, a new division focused on expanding Opera’s reach and capabilities within the gaming space.
“We are very excited to start working with the team at YoYo Games,” said Krystian Kolondra, EVP Browsers at Opera. “We see the platform as being an ideal acquisition to complement our global ambitions in gaming, along with our gaming browser. We look forward to further growing Opera GX and to driving the growth of GameMaker, making it more accessible to novice users and developing it into the world’s leading 2D game engine used by commercial studios. We are also thrilled to find future synergies between YoYo Games’ products and Opera GX.”
Stuart Poole, General Manager of YoYo Games said, “It’s been clear to us from the first time we spoke to them that the whole of the team at Opera is incredibly passionate about games. Since joining them last week, the positivity and creative energy we are seeing from them has been overwhelming. We have always had big plans for improving GameMaker across all platforms, both from the perspective of improving accessibility and further developing the features available to commercial studios; and now we can’t wait to see them arrive much sooner.”
Opera said YoYo Games will continue to operate from Scotland. In addition, the company’s Managing Director, Stuart Poole, and Technical Leader Russell Kay will continue their roles.