GameSalad Creator, the tool for creating games that doesn't require prior programming knowledge to use, is about to make a huge jump. Starting today, Creator will be in closed beta testing for Windows. Once it is made publicly available, this means that the users of the largest desktop OS in the world will be able to make their own games.
GameSalad has already been a huge part of the App Store, as the company claims that over 15% of new games released last year for iOS were made with GameSalad Creator. This jump to Windows should help to expand the audience for their tools, especially for those interested in using GameSalad Creator to develop games for the web and Android, which became supported in the last year. Those looking to upload to the App Store will likely still need a Mac involved at some point to upload and edit their app. However, all development should be otherwise possible on the Windows version of GameSalad Creator. It is currently in a closed beta, and should be made publicly available later this year.