YoYo Games has finally put out a Mac edition of Game Maker, its popular entry-level development suite for creating standalone PC titles. This release is adapted from the Pro Version of Game Maker 7, and promises "almost all the features of Game Maker 7 and more".

Game Maker for Mac offers full drag and drop support, full GML scripting, an extension mechanism for incorporating third party libraries, a room editor, a sprite editor, and a path editor. It's also much cheaper than most tools, as it's priced at $20 until the end of August (jumping to a still reasonable $25 afterward).

If you'd like to check it out before buying, YoYo Games has posted a demo (.DMG link) that lets you play around with the Mac version of Game Maker for 10 hours before you need to buy a license.