So you've read about the new GameMaker Studio 2, and you want to get your hands on it... but how? Well, it's really simple and we've outlined the steps for you to go through below.
Step One: Sign Up For A YoYo Games Account
To get started using GameMaker Studio 2 you will first have to have created a YoYo Account. This account will be where you complete the initial sign up for a Trial Licence (further licences are available for purchase too) and is also your gateway to other YoYo Games features, like the Marketplace and licence recovery. To find out how to set up a YoYo Account, please see this article here: Creating A YoYo Account. Once you have created your account (or if you already have one) then sign in and move on to Step Two.
Step Two: Getting The Trial Version
Once you have signed in to the YoYo Account, you need to go to the Downloads section (from the user menu on the left).
This will present you with the page that contains download links for both the PC and Mac versions of the GameMaker Studio 2 IDE.
Step 3: Login
Once you have downloaded GameMaker Studio 2 and installed it, you will have to log in to the product using the YoYo Account details that you supplied when you made your YoYo Account:
Once you have logged in you can then start using GameMaker Studio 2! For information on upgrading from the initial Trial Licence please see here: How To Upgrade Your GameMaker Studio 2 Licence