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.
The winners, games that excel in a rating category and unique, outstanding games that did not win are put in the Hall of Fame.
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.
The prizes can not be traded in for money. We are not currently interested in new sponsorships.