Upgrading from GM:S 1.4 to GMS 2

We are once again offering an upgrade discount from GameMaker: Studio 1.4 to GameMaker Studio 2 to tie in with the end of life of GameMaker: Studio 1.4 on July 31st 2018.

Please read through our End of GameMaker: Studio 1.4 Upgrade Discount Blog Post to see how you can take advantage of this upgrade discount, taking special notice that the sooner you upgrade, the better your discount will be:

  • Up until 31st March 2018: 30% Discount
  • From 1st April 2018 to 31st May 2018: 25% Discount
  • From 1st June 2018 to 31st August 2018: 20% Discount

If you wish to take advantage of this upgrade offer, you can do so by logging in to your YoYo Account and going to the Products page.

Here you can review the licenses you have for GameMaker: Studio 1.4 as well as the various different upgrade options for GameMaker Studio 2 that the licence gives.

To check which GameMaker: Studio 1.4 licences you have linked to your YoYo Account click on the GameMaker: Studio 1.4 tab (as highlighted in the screenshot below).


If you have GameMaker: Studio 1.4 Licences but have not linked them to your YoYo Account, please go to the Redeem page while logged in and enter your licence keys here (via the GameMaker: Studio 1.4 tab).

Upgrade Options Available to GameMaker: Studio 1.4 Licence-holders

This upgrade offer only applies to Professional, Android, iOS, HTML5, UWP and Master GMS 1.4 licences.

Note that when upgrading from GameMaker: Studio 1.4 the type of licence you have will entitle you to specific upgrade paths only.

The upgrade paths available will be limited as follows:

  • GM:S 1.4 Pro Licence                               - GMS2 Desktop
  • GM:S 1.4 Android or iOS Licence               - GMS2 Mobile
  • GM:S 1.4 HTML5 Licence                          - GMS2 Web
  • GM:S 1.4 UWP / Windows Phone Licence   - GMS2 UWP

Users with a GM:S 1.4 Master Collection licence will have upgrade paths available for all permanent GMS2 licences. Please note that this upgrade discount, when using a GM:S 1.4 Master Collection licence to upgrade, is not limited to a one-time purchase, so if you want to buy - for example - Desktop today and then decide to buy Web later, your discount will be valid for each separate purchase (provided you make the purchase before the end of our Upgrade Discount deadline of 31st August 2018).

If you have multiple licences for GameMaker: Studio 1.4 these will all be taken into consideration when generating the upgrade path, so if you have a 1.4 Pro + Android you will be able to upgrade to GMS2 Desktop and/or GMS2 Mobile Licence.

On the GameMaker Studio 2 tab in your Products page, under the Available to Buy section, you will see all the modules your GameMaker: Studio 1.4 licences entitle you to a discount on show a discounted price and an "Upgrade" button instead of a "Buy" button (as shown in the screenshot below).


Once you have decided which GameMaker Studio 2 Products to upgrade/purchase, simply click the "Upgrade" button to add your purchase to your cart. If you would like to upgrade multiple licences, or make other purchases in this one transaction simply click the "Continue Shopping" button or return to the Products page and add any other purchases/upgrades to your cart.

With any/all upgrades added to your cart you should see a screen similar to the one shown below.


Here you can review the purchase details one more time before paying by credit/debit card or PayPal.

Once the purchase has been completed you can download GameMaker Studio 2 from the Download page and, after installing it, simply log in with your YoYo Account details to get started! 

IMPORTANT! If you have been using the Trial Licence and then upgrade (or have upgraded to one licence and then buy another), when you open GameMaker Studio 2 you will need log out and restart the program then log in again to activate the new export targets for the licence bought.

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