Get GameMaker Studio Standard Edition for Free
GameMaker Studio version 1.2.1214 was just released, and with it comes an offer to upgrade to the Standard edition free of charge. Anyway, GameMaker Studio is free so download that right now.
Previously, the only version of GameMaker available for free were the much older versions that impose a lot of restrictions on the resources available to those using them. Studio opens these up significantly, so it’s worth waiting out all the download times if you’re looking to get into game development at any point in your life.