I do have to thank Playtech for helping GameMaker grow.But playtech is playtech and yoyo is yoyo, regardless of who bought what subsidiaries. They are still independent companies doing their own thing. Yoyo just gets the monitary support of having a buyer, which has clearly shown to be good for everyone, Yoyo and its users.
Everything we have in the game maker studio lineup is in large part thanks to playtech. They, along with yoyo's hard work have turned it from a tinker toy to a full industry product people can use.
So, ignoring the whole morality debate – I'm curious about how this works.
If Playtech suddenly closed down for whatever reason, would YoYo Games still be able to exist? Could YoYo Games take GameMaker and find a new buyer, or just continue independently?