Yoyo Games have just announced that the open beta for Nintendo Switch support in GameMaker Studio 2 is now available. The formal release should launch in September, enabling GMS developers to publish their games for Nintendo’s popular console. There are already a few GameMaker developed titles on the Switch, such as Undertale and Hyper Light Drifter. There is however an additional cost to enable Nintendo Switch export from GMS, detailed below.
Details on getting started:
To become an authorized Nintendo Switch developer, please sign up at https://developer.nintendo.com.
The next step, once you have signed-up as a Nintendo Switch developer, is to register your request to take part in the Open Beta via Nintendo’s GameMaker middleware web page. Please note, you will be required to sign-in to your Nintendo Developer account to access this page.
Lastly, to participate in the Nintendo Switch Open Beta for GameMaker Studio 2, you will also require either a Nintendo Switch licence ($799/ 12 months) or a GameMaker Studio 2 Ultimate licence ($1,500 / 12 months), which provides access to all of our export options. Once approved, these will be available to purchase on your YoYo Games account.
Please note, I signed up as a Nintendo developer and was unable to access the middleware page, so hopefully this is an issue that is resolved soon. If you are interested in learning more about GameMaker, be sure to check out our complete review.