, creators of the cross-platform game development software GameMaker: Studio, has announced support
, an open-source, Linux-based platform for smartphones and tablets.
"We strongly believe that Tizen will be a significant platform for mobile and other devices and we're keen to show our early commitment to the platform," says YoYo Games CEO Sandy Duncan.
GameMaker: Studio for Tizen will be releasing later in 2013, but its beta will also be available for attendees of the Tizen Developers Conference
in San Francisco from May 22nd to 24th. YoYo Games representatives will be on hand at the conference to demo the software.
For those unable to attend the conference, YoYo is also offering the Tizen beta for free to customers of its GameMaker: Studio "Professional" and "Master Collection" versions. Users of the "Professional" version will have to pay for the Tizen Export module after the software leaves beta.