GameMaker Studio & Construct – $1000 Software Giveaway

on May 7, 2013 - 22401 Views

game controller icon GameMaker Studio & Construct   $1000 Software GiveawayOver the past year I’ve given away a lot of licenses for my favorite game development engine, GameMaker Studio. Today I’m doing it again, and I’m also adding Construct licenses and a bunch of other useful software and tools for game developers worth over $1000 in total.

This is my way of giving back to the community and people who have supported me during my first year in business as a self-employed game developer.

The giveaway is very easy to enter, and it’s open to everyone. Continue reading for prize details and information.


1 x GameMaker Studio Professional License (software)
1 x GameMaker Studio HTML5 Module (software)
1 x Construct 2 Business License (software)
1 x Construct 2 Standard License (software)
1 x Dr Oglesby’s Funk Prescription (audio)
1 x Complete Guide to Isometric Pixel Art (digital book)
1 x Sheeky’s Sound Collection (audio)
10 x Making Money With HTML5 (digital book)

Approximate total value: USD $1000

Some prizes will be bundled together for individual winners. Multiple winners will be selected by random draw. Special thanks to the excellent Construct 2 team, Scirra, for their generous contribution to the prize pool.

How To Enter

Entering is easy! You can get up to three entries to the draw, the winner of which will be announced May 17th 2013. To gain entries, simply complete the tasks below and you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win!

Ticket 1:

– Like this Facebook page
– Share this linked status (make sure it’s a public Share or I can’t see it)

Ticket 2:

– Follow me on Twitter @TrueValhalla
– Retweet this linked tweet

Ticket 3:

– Subscribe to my newsletter
– Leave a comment below saying that you’ve entered the draw

The purpose of the social media element is to make this giveaway viable and give as many people the chance to enter as possible.

I’ll host more giveaways like this in the future, so be sure to check back frequently. Good luck everyone!

UPDATE: This event has now ended. The results have been announced!


374 Responses to GameMaker Studio & Construct – $1000 Software Giveaway

  1. Luke says:

    I’ve entered and completed all tasks now! :)

  2. kennypu says:

    entered :)

  3. Matt Pearce says:

    I’ve entered the draw! Thanks! :)

  4. Daniel Hrabovcak says:

    What if I’ve already subscribed? Either way, I entered. Good luck to everyone!

  5. LegendLazy says:

    I have entered the draw!

  6. Jeff Greenback says:

    I just subscribed to your newsletter and entered the drawing. I think speak for the whole indie game dev community when I say that we superr excited about this contest. ^_^

  7. ctroot says:

    I’ve entered the draw, ticket 2 & 3, good luck :)

  8. rid9 says:

    okay, entered

  9. Kalon says:

    Entered the drawing. Good luck everyone and congrats on your successful first year, Matthew

  10. WeThePuppets says:

    Entered, was already subbed, that’s how I knew about this giveaway to begin with! Thanks, cheers to the winners!

  11. Solarius says:

    woohoo entered! Good luck everyone.

  12. André Roberge says:

    I’ve entered the draw! Was already subscribed to your newsletter and added Facebook and Twitter stuff.

  13. JLu says:

    Woot! I subscribed and ready to make some tidal waves in the mobile market!

  14. Noel says:

    I have successfully entered the competition. Thanks.

  15. Adrián says:

    I’m in!

  16. William says:

    Whoo! Lets win some stuff!

  17. Icefox says:

    Subscribed and entered the draw

  18. StickyShift44 says:

    I have entered the draw.

  19. Cameron says:

    Entered ;)

  20. arusiasotto says:

    I have registered and retweeted/reposted as required.
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  21. Nikc-Nack says:

    I have entered the draw.

  22. Dyon says:

    I have entered the draw with the mailing list! I don’t have Facebook or twitter, so I’m really exited I can finally enter with an alternative.
    Special thanks to you because you are doing this. I really enjoy your posts! I hope you post more often about GameMaker in the future on your second blog?

    Greets Dyon.

  23. atm says:

    Excellent. I have entered!

  24. Roan Contreras says:

    Entered :D

  25. I have entered the drawing. It is awesome to see you giving back to the community!

  26. Clayton says:

    I TOO Have entered sir!

  27. Charles Cue says:

    I have entered the draw :)

  28. omegazeroINFI says:

    ive entered all three tickets like im sure many will.

  29. Got the three tickets ;) I’m in!

  30. Sam Batista says:

    Done all three! Maybe this time’s the charm :)

  31. James Miller says:

    Entered all 3, hopefully will be making my dream game by this time next year!

  32. Nick says:

    I have entered and done everything! Though I’ve already been subscribed to the newsletter…anyways, good luck to all!

  33. Gustavo says:

    entered, Good luck to everyone

  34. Celsius says:

    I’m in!

  35. Joe says:

    Aww man. I’m super subscribed already – totally entered for this draw. :D

    Crossing my fingers, would really like to toy around with this and see what I can make.
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  36. I have entered in the contest.

  37. I’m entering this contest, I really hope I win something. Good luck to all the contestants!!!

  38. Larry Jenkins says:

    I entered the draw!
    Whoop whoop.

    Good luck to all who entered.

  39. Craig Pfau says:

    Entering the contest. Thanks. Good luck everyone.

  40. Alexandre says:

    I’ve entered the draw! Good luck to everyone!

  41. iBrent says:

    Pick me! Pick me!


  42. Magnat says:

    I’ve entered the draw, hope I get it~

  43. JP Esteban says:

    Matthew, even if I don’t win, thank you for doing this! I’ve completed all tasks for all three tickets. ;)

  44. Slammin Sam says:

    I’ve entered the comp!

    Good luck to all :D

  45. Ramsay says:

    Entered the draw!

  46. @CNIAngel says:

    Completed all three tickets. I’m glad to see you’re well and giving back to the community.

  47. Felipebasou says:

    Annnnnd, count me on!
    Just to be criterious about it…:
    “I’ve entered the draw”
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  48. Jupiter says:

    Entered :)

  49. Joshua S. Fields says:


  50. GJ Murphy says:

    This is a very generous and cool thing you’re doing. I entered straight away. =)
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  51. Kevin says:

    I’ve already subscribed to your newsletter, and I’d like to be entered in the contest.


  52. Debels says:

    I want to enter

  53. Sabra says:


  54. Johnny says:

    Okay, this makes six for three.

  55. Threef says:

    Already subscribed.

  56. Stan says:

    Entered into the fray.

  57. Mitchell says:

    I have entered the draw!! :D :)

  58. Adam says:

    Entered. :D

  59. Jobo says:

    Why of course I’ve entered. I’m quite interested in that Construct 2 license…

  60. Devin Doucette says:

    I’ve entered the draw

  61. Ruan says:

    I entered ticket 2 and 3. :)

  62. Nixa says:

    yay! entered!

  63. BenM says:

    I did all the tasks and entered the draw. This is awesome.

  64. James Profitt says:

    Already subscribed to the newsletter, and entered the drawing

  65. Ronin says:

    I have entered task #2 & #3

  66. Jiri Jelinek says:

    Entered. Thanks for everything you are doing for the community, & best of luck with you business!

  67. Stephen hafner says:

    Entered. Hopefully i actually win it! :)

  68. Aditya Kale says:


  69. Jwrac says:

    Awesome, entered on all three tasks. Good look to all!

  70. ShubhamBansod says:

    Thanxx for this type of great contribution for us..
    i cant affrod gms …atlest this type of giveawys give me some hope..
    B/w i joined by ticket1 and 3(i am alredy subscribed )…
    :) :-)
    gud luck everybody O:-) :-)

  71. Muhammad says:

    entered and waiting :)
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  72. gwenn cumunel says:

    Hop ! Entered !

    Thank you for youre incredible work for all of us :D

  73. Sam Nichols says:

    I’m actually already subscribed, but I did the other entries. Thanks for the chances to win!

  74. macocco says:

    I entered the draw :)

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