October 3, 2012 11:00 PM | Danny Cowan
Better still, Steam users can now play, rate, and recommend GameMaker games via Steam Workshop for free. Steam offers Free, Standard, and Professional editions of GameMaker, along with versions specifically tailored for iOS, Android, and HTML5 development.
For those looking for additional incentive to enter the world of game development, GameMaker: Studio also includes a selection of Steam achievements. It seems like a strange addition, but unlockable achievements could potentially chart your progress toward becoming a superstar indie developer! Keep in mind, though, that achievements also track how many compile errors you accumulate. Code carefully, to spare yourself potential embarrassment.