Once a game has been created, exported, and ready for release, it's time to publish the game and share it with people. There are many ways to go about this and each platform has its own options. The Windows platform is the cheapest and easiest option, which makes it the most common with GameMaker developers.
Publishing a game is the process of releasing the game to the public and allowing people to play it through some means. This could be on a personal website or by using a distribution service. Any game made with GameMaker is free to distribute as you wish, so distribution options are ultimately limitless.
The YoYo Player is a new game distribution service from YoYo Games. This allows people who own GameMaker to upload their games for other people to play. The YoYo Player is often referred to as the GameMaker version of Steam.
Before we can upload a game, we must first have a player account. This can be created from directly inside the YoYo Player itself when...