With the launch of GameMaker: Studio Windows 8
GameMaker allows school and college students to become part of the App Generation with Windows 8 and GameMaker: Studio.
By creating Windows Store ready applications, GameMaker: Studio allows you to integrate with the new fast and fluid Start screen, with access to Live Tiles, Snap View and Charms as well as allowing you to target multiple Windows 8 devices, from tablets to laptops to all-in-one devices.
Windows is still by far the largest platform in the world. There are over a billion Windows PCs in current use, including 500m Windows 7 devices as of last December and with the majority of Windows Licenses sold with a new PC, Windows 8 offers developers a huge opportunity.
From Tablets to Laptops to desktops and All-in-Ones, Windows 8 users get a unified experience across all devices and
GameMaker offers developers a complete game development solution including support of Windows 8 features; Live Tiles, Snap View and the Share Charm.
Several popular games in the Windows Store have been developed using GameMaker these include: Mr.Karoshi, Pulloshot, Froad, Reflexions, SimplySolitairePro.
So Get Started with GameMaker http://www.yoyogames.com/gamemaker/studio/multiformat/windows8
Or visit GameMaker site and dedicated Windows 8 resources http://www.yoyogames.com/gamemaker/studio/multiformat/windows8