The gm(48) is extremely lucky to be partnered with YoYo Games to offer some unbelievable prizes to the winners
The prizes are typically a license for GameMaker. In the past, with previous game jams, the prizes for the winners were a license to a GameMaker: Studio module of the winner's choosing and a physical trophy, seen to the right. Since the 22nd gm(48), and with the release of the GameMaker Studio 2, the winners are now awarded a Desktop license to GameMaker Studio 2 instead.
As a result of winning the competition, the winners are also given a lot of publicity via social media, the subreddit and the website. In addition, YoYo Games features an article on their blog about the winning games.
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