It was a bit surprising to see Undertale announced for Nintendo Switch since the platform isn’t currently supported by Game Maker Studio, the program used to develop the game. However, after the Nintendo Direct, YoYo games, the company behind Game Maker Studio, confirmed they were finally ready to support the system.
Game Maker Studio 2 is the current version of the program, and it already supports almost every major system. General Manager James Cox commented on the new relationship with Nintendo, excited about the upcoming opportunities:
“We’re thrilled to be entering into a relationship with Nintendo, with the opportunities this will bring to our game development community, and most importantly, the players themselves. Nintendo has been hugely supportive of bringing independent releases to the Nintendo Switch console, and this partnership will mean even more wonderful games are released on the platform. We’re working hard to ensure the Nintendo Switch version of GameMaker Studio 2 retains the already excellent functionality of the engine, and we are committed to supporting developers and studios who are keen to make the jump to Nintendo’s record-breaking console.” — James Cox
This is a huge chance for indie developers to bring their games over to a Nintendo system. Many fantastic titles have been made in Game Maker, such as Hyper Light Drifter and Spelunky. Which Game Maker title would you like to see come to Nintendo Switch? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: YoYo Games