If you wish to access GameMaker Studio 2 for Education use, you will first need to create a YoYo Account.
The email that you use for the YoYo Account will be the one that gets linked to the Education licence, so make sure that you sign up for the account with the correct email for your institution. If you already have a YoYo Account with a GameMaker Studio 1.4 Education Licence assigned to it, then this account can be used instead of creating a new one.
Creating a YoYo Account
A YoYo Account is required in order to purchase or use any of the GameMaker Studio 2 licensing options. Once you have made your account, you can use it to purchase GameMaker Studio 2 (Education) Licences or assign current licences to be used in your classroom.
To create an account simply go to https://accounts.yoyogames.com/login
Here you are presented with three options; Personal Use, Educational Institute or Purchasing A Gift.
As you are representing an educational institute and want to licence GameMaker Studio 2 for use in class then you should select the Educational Institute option.
Before you can apply for your Education Licence Management account, you need to complete all of the steps to create a standard YoYo Account.
Education specific steps can be found below, following the standard YoYo Account creation process.
Once you have selected the option you require then go ahead and fill in the rest of the required registration information and click Continue, to go to the next step in the registration process:
Here you can set set up your email preferences for the account. We suggest that you at least subscribe to the Educator News and GameMaker News emails to keep up to date with all the latest offers, events and updates related to GameMaker Studio 2.
When ready, you can click the Continue button.
The next page will show you a summary of your account details and prompt you to supply a password and a security question, as well as show you the Platform User Agreement:
Your password must be at least 8 characters and have a mix of uppercase and lowercase, at least 1 special character and at least 1 number. You must check the box to indicate that you have read the licence agreement before continuing.
When finished, click the Submit button.
You will now be sent an Activation Email to the email address used to register. When you receive the email, click the link to activate the account. Once activated, you will then be shown different options depending on the type of account you have created. As you are representing an educational institute and will have selected Educational Institution, you will need to follow the instructions below to have your account changed to allow you to access the Educational Pricing that is shown on the Education Page.
Applying for an Education Licence Management Account
IMPORTANT! If you have a personal YoYo Account then you will need to make another one specifically for the Education Licence, as you cannot mix Education accounts and Private accounts.
Once you have created your YoYo Account (as outlined in the section above), please fill out the Education Form Here, where you can submit your information to request an Education Licence Management Account.
When your details have been received, we will be in touch with you to finalise the verification process (which may require further information from you or the institution you represent).
After you have been verified, you will have full access to GameMaker Studio 2 for Education.
There are Learning Resources that may assist you in learning how to use GameMaker Studio 2.