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July 12, 2012 09:00 ET

YoYo Games Publishes Ten Video Game Titles to the Mac App Store

Games Created in GameMaker: Studio Easily Exported for Publishing as Native Mac Apps

DUNDEE, SCOTLAND--(Marketwire - Jul 12, 2012) -  YoYo Games ( today announces the availability of ten of its most popular video game titles on the Mac App Store. "Froad," "Pollushot," "Reflexions," "Simply Minesweeper," "Simply Solitaire," "Simply Word Search," "Skydiver Mach II," "Skydiver Drop Zone," "Sync Simple," and "They Need to Be Fed" have all been developed with GameMaker: Studio, YoYo Games' lightning fast, powerful and easy to use cross-platform games development technology. With GameMaker: Studio's Mac OS X export option, YoYo Games' titles have been published to the Mac App Store in record time with no additional porting or development resources required.

"We're thrilled to introduce such a wide selection of titles to the Mac App Store," said Stuart Poole, head of publishing at YoYo Games. "Having created these games as native Mac Apps from the same source code used to create other formats, we're demonstrating the proof of GameMaker: Studio's power and versatility."

YoYo Games' titles for the Mac all take advantage of OS X Lion's full-screen feature and run natively as Mac Apps. YoYo Games' titles in the Mac App Store are £2.99, EUR 3.99 and $4.99 and can be purchased and downloaded in one easy step with an iTunes account. GameMaker: Studio is available now at

More about YoYo Games' titles on the Mac App Store:

Froad is a family-friendly game featuring a little character that's a mix between a frog and a toad. Players need to help Froad lash his tongue to catch his favorite bugs and avoid the bees in this simple yet addictive single tap game. Froad features more than 60 achievements to unlock and six leader boards.

In the polluted arcade-style worlds of "Pollushot" the sling shot control system and unique arcade style require players to catch the debris that falls from their ships, and then use it against their enemies to break their defenses. The more ships destroyed, the higher the score. 

"Reflexions" is a beautiful and highly addictive neon puzzle game. In "Reflexions," players rotate mirrors to reflect a ball of light around each level, avoiding obstacles while collecting diamonds to unlock the exit. "Reflexions" features 40 levels spanning four worlds, simple single click controls and 20 achievements to unlock.

Simply Minesweeper
"Simply Minesweeper" features eight levels of difficulty ranging from "easy" to "nuclear," more than 30 achievements to unlock, eight leader boards to climb and a custom game mode. Newcomers and veterans alike will find themselves at home with this beautiful rendition of the classic Minesweeper.

Simply Solitaire
"Simply Solitaire" is YoYo Games' beautiful rendition of the classic game of Solitaire. This uniquely styled version, with its natural card layout, engages the player like no other Solitaire with its wide variety of backdrops.

Simply Word Search
Players have access to more than 40 categories in "Simply Word Search," YoYo Games' take on the favorite puzzle game. With two game modes to play, Simply Word Search offers players a polished and content-rich experience.

Skydiver Mach II
Players have to duck, dodge and dive past deadly birds, dangerous jet planes and devastating helicopters to survive "Skydiver Mach II" from terminal velocity. Skydiver is a fun, fast, frantic and highly addictive action game.

Skydiver Drop Zone
This sequel to Skydiver Mach II will test your nerves in this simple yet addictive split-second reaction game. Tap and hold to free fall, release as close to the line as you dare and then guide your Skydiver into the drop zone. The Closer to the line you release, the most points players earn.

Sync Simple
Set your pulse racing with this simple yet highly addictive retro space shooter featuring hypnotic visuals, vibrant levels and hypnotic beats. Sync Simple will have you hooked to your high score as you synchronize your guns with the increasing flow of aliens invading your screen. Sync Simple features 3 Control Modes: tap, tilt and slide.

They Need To Be Fed
Players need to feed the monsters in this beautiful 360-degree gravity-based platformer by running and jumping through 11 crazy worlds, avoiding many dangers and collecting the diamonds. This media darling features more than 80 levels to complete and 36 achievements to unlock.

About YoYo Games
YoYo Games is a top publisher of mobile, social and web-based games and the creator of GameMaker: Studio, the world's fastest and easiest to use cross-platform games development technology. YoYo Games publishes titles created with GameMaker: Studio including hits "They Need To Be Fed," "Simply Solitaire HD" and "Karoshi." Privately-held YoYo Games was founded in 2007 by games industry visionaries to incubate and showcase the next generation of games development talent and devices. GameMaker has been downloaded 10 million times, hosts a community of a half a million registered users and is deployed in more than 5,000 schools and universities worldwide. For more information, visit Follow YoYo Games on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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