So you want to get to grips with GameMaker and but are unsure if you want to pay just yet. We allow you to use a free version for these purposes. (To find out what features the free version gives you, please see our main page here.)
Firstly, you will want to create a YoYo Account. Once you have done this, navigate to the licenses section. This section would normally contain your licenses, if you have yet to add any GameMaker: Studio licenses then there will be a message displayed:
If you see this message then click the "Get a free GameMaker: Studio license now" section and you shall be given a license key.
You can then use this to log in to GameMaker: Studio.
Please note: The YoYo Account can only have GameMaker: Studio licenses added to it.