From the release notes:
- Tutorials and Demos are now downloaded from our servers, reduces installer size – allows us to add many more tutorials and demos
- Uses an RSS feed to get the information, allows other feeds to be added
- Users can create their own RSS feed for their own Tutorials and Demos
- 16 New Tutorials added that cover a variety of subjects from getting started, through touch controls to ads and facebook integration.
This is a very cool feature indeed! The ability to add third party RSS feeds to the Tutorials and Demos promises to make the GameMaker developer community even tighter, by accelerating the sharing of knowledge and techniques. While there is a great deal of information on how to do things in GameMaker at the GMC Forums, on various websites, and on YouTube, now users will be able put everything into a nicely aggregated channel accessible directly through the GameMaker: Studio IDE.
I’m really looking forward to seeing what the community of developers, which likely numbers in the thousands or tens of thousands, comes up with.