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YoYo Games And MIPS Release Free Android(TM) Game Development Platform Exclusively For MIPS-Based(TM) Devices

GameMaker: Studio is a leading 2D development suite for game developers producing well-known games including They Need to Be Fed, Froad, and Karoshi, which was named Pocket Gamer's 2012 Android Game of the Year. With the new MIPS Edition, developers of existing GameMaker games can quickly bring their games to MIPS-Based devices.

According to Gideon Intrater, vice president of marketing, MIPS Technologies, "We are delighted to offer game developers the opportunity to create games for MIPS-Based devices at no charge. Through our collaboration with YoYo Games, game developers and students will gain access to free development software, and owners of MIPS-Based mobile devices can anticipate many new games and apps—continuing to broaden the mobile ecosystem around the MIPS architecture."

"We have always believed in the importance of the MIPS architecture and are pleased to work with MIPS to further proliferate our popular GameMaker: Studio platform," said Sandy Duncan, chief executive officer at YoYo Games. "With their affordable price points, MIPS-Based tablets can reach a broad range of consumers, creating a really compelling opportunity for game developers. Seasoned and novice game developers can download GameMaker: Studio™ MIPS Edition for free and experience the ease and power of GameMaker: Studio."

Availability

Developers can visit http://www.yoyogames.com/gamemaker/studio to download the free software and immediately begin creating games for MIPS-Based devices.

Demonstration at International CES

At CES, MIPS and YoYo will demonstrate how to develop games for a MIPS-Based tablet using GameMaker: Studio. To schedule a demonstration during CES, contact info@mips.com.

To visit the MIPS Technologies Media Center for CES, visit http://www.mips.com/news-events/CES2013 .

About YoYo Games

YoYo Games is a top publisher of mobile, social and web-based games and the creator of GameMaker: Studio, a fast and easy to use cross-platform games development technology. YoYo Games publishes titles created with GameMaker: Studio including hits "They Need to be Fed," "Simply Solitaire HD" and Pocket Gamer's 2012 Android Game of the Year "Karoshi." Privately-held YoYo Games was founded in 2007 by games industry visionaries to incubate and showcase the next generation of games development talent and devices. GameMaker has been downloaded more than 10 million times, hosts a community of a half a million registered users and is deployed in more than 5,000 schools and universities worldwide. For more information, visit www.yoyogames.com .

The YoYo Games logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=16443

About MIPS Technologies, Inc.

MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:MIPS) is a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for home entertainment, networking, mobile and embedded applications. The MIPS architecture powers some of the world's most popular products. Our technology is broadly used in products such as digital televisions, set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, broadband customer premises equipment (CPE), WiFi access points and routers, networking infrastructure and portable/mobile communications and entertainment products. Founded in 1998, MIPS Technologies is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, contact (408) 530-5000 or visit www.mips.com .

Follow MIPS on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, RSS and Twitter.

The MIPS Technologies, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=11351

MIPS and MIPS-Based are trademarks or registered trademarks in the United States and other countries of MIPS Technologies, Inc.  Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions . All other trademarks referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.
CONTACT: Media Contacts:
         Jen Bernier-Santarini
         MIPS Technologies, Inc.
         +1 408-530-5178
         jenb@mips.com
         
         Jaime Cottini
         YoYo Games
         jaime@yoyogames.com

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