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Different GM2 Versions

Discussion in 'Game Design, Development And Publishing' started by Vxss57, Feb 3, 2020.

  1. Vxss57

    Vxss57 Member

    Aug 31, 2016
    Im thinking about purchasing the GM2, but there are so many different versions, desktop, web etc.
    What do I get with desktop version? Is this a full version, and whats the difference between publishing to windows vs web?
  2. TsukaYuriko

    TsukaYuriko Q&A Spawn Camper Forum Staff Moderator

    Apr 21, 2016
    The "versions" as you called them are really just export modules. The modules you own determine which target platforms you can export your game to, to put it simply.

    To summarize:
    Creator licenses and the Ultimate license are 12 month subscriptions. The other ones are permanent.

    Everything that's not Creator (or Trial) is a "full version" - that is, any active license grants you access to all features. Creator grants you access to most features.

    The Desktop license therefore is a permanent 2.x license that grants you access to all features and all Desktop exports (Windows, Mac OS, Ubuntu).

    The difference between publishing to Windows vs Web is that a game published to Windows will run under supported Windows operating systems, while a game published to Web will be hosted on a website and run in a browser.

    These differences are outlined in this knowledge base article: https://help.yoyogames.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002637011
    Yal and Vxss57 like this.

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