what’s going on
GMT: Forum and Sta Updates
Lately the GMTM forum has had a few updates. The forum nowincludes these new secons: GMT Discussion, Game Maker Dis
cussion, GMT Wiki Discussion and the Lounge. These updateswill help sort the dierent discussions into their own categories.Hopefully, you will enjoy these new forums.Also over the last two months there have been sta changes.The Game Maker Technology Magazine now totals 19 sta members, which includes our new 8 members: ESA, Rixeno,tomrussell, Aertcz, Timoi, RoboBOT, RedChu and Xantheil. How
ever we did say good-bye to many previous members who pro
duced excellent work. You will nd some of their last pieces inthis issue. You can expect to see the work from our new mem
-bers in Issue 12.
GMT: Slogan Compeon
The Game Maker Technology Magazine launched a slogan com
peon at the beginning of 2008 to win a cash prize, but due
to the small number of entries, it has been canceled. GMTM
apologizes for the inconvenience of those who entered to win.We will launch this compeon again in the future.
YYG: YoYo for a year
YoYo Games has been running for a year and is also celebrat-ing 100,000 registered website. The YoYo Games website waslaunched last year near the end of February. YoYo Games is
looking to the future to go even further with a possible 1 mil
lion registraons next year. YoYo Games also receives 500,000unique visitors per month, amounng to 6,000,000 per year.They expect to receive 5,000,000 unique visits per month inme to come.
YYG: Future Website Upgrades
YoYo Games has been looking into three possible website up
-grades lately. One concern for many was the removal of the
“Download Game” buon on the website, allowing games tobe played VIA “Instant Play” only. This was one measure YoYoGames could take to prevent games being decompiled. How
ever many opposed this idea and recommend the user should
have the choice to allow his/her game to be downloaded oronly available through Instant Play. YoYo Games then agreed to
the suggeson on giving the user a choice.The next plan for YoYo Games is: In game adversing. This willallow ads to appear during the game when played VIA InstantPlay. YoYo Games has yet to decide who the service provider
(that delivers these ads) will be.
Lastly, “Ad revenue sharing” will be the next big improvementallowing game developers to receive money from their games.YoYo Games is sll looking into how this system will be setup.
sta sta say
Every now and then you come across a real gem of a website. I’ve found a few sites recently that I think
more people ought to know about.
ic searching, sliding things opened and closed with fade andsmoothly scrolling the browser all over the page. I’m not sure if this is good of bad, but it can keep you entertained for a while.Eye candy notwithstanding, it really does nd things well. It has
a very large list of tools, with things I’ve never heard of like PH-
P4Games and DraggerDLL. It’s denitely worth a bookmark.
which is basically a topsites list. The thing that makes this sitestand out is its usability; there are several topsites lists, but thisis probably the most useful. It’s registraon is very streamlined,
and it allows you to visit sites with one click or view detailed
descripons and nonexistant rangs (it doesn’t seem to have
much user feedback yet). Sites can be searched or sorted by cat-
egory, with a few “top in x” stasc secons on the homepage.There are many more, but these are just a couple sitesworth vising, if for nothing else than to make sureyour stu is listed.
GM Tech Owner
Alex Dr. Best Elmerniteavrildg