Yoyo Games' popular cross-platform game creation tool GameMaker: Studio now supports publishing to Ubuntu Linux platform.
With GameMaker: Studio’s Ubuntu Export, developers can export their newly-created and pre-existing games as an Ubuntu Software Center-ready application from a single code base and at the touch of a button.
As the third most popular desktop operating system Ubuntu reaches 20 million users around the globe. With GameMaker: Studio, it couldn’t be easier to publish games to the Ubuntu Software Center and take advantage of the opportunity to reach a new audience. We can’t wait for all of the awesome GameMaker: Studio games to arrive for Ubuntu in the coming weeks and months. - said David Pitkin, Director of Consumer Software at Canonical.
GameMaker: Studio editor itself is not yet available for Linux. Very similar to the Unity Engine export, developers will have to develop games on other platforms and then they can export the game to Ubuntu.