Thatgamecompany doesn’t just make great games – they also alert people who would like to make games that they can do so for free. Thanks to a Facebook post from them, we were alerted to a deal that gets you the standard edition of GameMaker Studio – usually $50, for free. All you have to do to get this is download the software and open it. Be sure to select the beta updates, update, and then you’ll have an option to upgrade to the standard edition free of charge. This deal enables you to upgrade to the professional edition for a mere $50. This is a great way for someone on a super-tight budget to get into game design.