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Some Reassurance Regarding GameSalad's Future

PhilipCCPhilipCC Encounter Bay, South AustraliaPosts: 1,314Member, PRO

It is probably not my place to start this thread because there are others with long term credentials and a track record of supporting GameSalad and the community who have some well earned authority. I surely don't.

However, I think the community should do a little searching, as did I, and find out more about GameSalad's new CEO, Brent Dusing.

Please excuse me Brent for pre-empting any statement that you are about to make about your role and the company's future. I posted this because I don't want long standing members leaving in droves and new members being shied off from confusion, or more bad industry press about GameSalad.

Brent, if I am out of place, just remove this thread. I won't be offended. :)

Fellow GameSalad loyalists please read this and search a bit more yourselves. It will truly give you hope about the continuation of GameSalad with a new industry experienced, capable leader who has high standards, solid track record and commendable values. :smiley:

https://findinggodinsiliconvalley.com/brent-dusing-founder-and-ceo-of-lightside-games-from-doing-things-my-way-to-doing-things-gods-way/

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  • LivieGamesLivieGames Posts: 44Member

    @PhilipCC
    Thankyou will check it out.

  • gingagaminggingagaming FREELANCE GS DEV Posts: 1,521Member

    So sad to hear another shake up at GSHQ I feel like it's been ground hog day for a year now. Now we get to lose (hopefully only temporarily) another high valued member of the community @Lost_Oasis_Games. I've kept out of the discussions about GameSalads future as I try to keep my role as a freelance developer professional but deep down, I really hope this gets resolved soon. After the last shake up, I started to learn a second tool to cover my bases but as we all know GS is such a great tool and it would be a shame if it decided to shut shop. Who knows what yet another CEO will bring. Let's hope it's a big bag of money and 5 coders to sort this mess out. As others have said, an official statement is long overdue.

  • fmakawafmakawa Posts: 552Member

    And @RhiannonSalad too.

    @freneticz said:
    Where are all @adent42 @ForumNinja for ex

  • fmakawafmakawa Posts: 552Member

    oops, she's gone too.

  • jonmulcahyjonmulcahy Posts: 10,375Member, Sous Chef, PRO
    edited June 2016

    I'm not ready to throw the towel in yet, but i do feel this is a pretty substantial set back, it'll take months to recover. I could be wrong, but based on the information we have (nothing except people leaving), i think it's fair assumption.

  • UtopianGamesUtopianGames Posts: 5,670Member
    edited June 2016

    Im not religious but have nothing against it, i just hope he can steer the ship away from the rocks and doesn't start preaching to us :)

    I read last night GS had 3 rounds of funding and raised $10,793,000, where did all the money go?

  • luke2125luke2125 Posts: 225Member, PRO

    @PhilipCC said:
    It is probably not my place to start this thread because there are others with long term credentials and a track record of supporting GameSalad and the community who have some well earned authority. I surely don't.

    However, I think the community should do a little searching, as did I, and find out more about GameSalad's new CEO, Brent Dusing.

    Please excuse me Brent for pre-empting any statement that you are about to make about your role and the company's future. I posted this because I don't want long standing members leaving in droves and new members being shied off from confusion, or more bad industry press about GameSalad.

    Brent, if I am out of place, just remove this thread. I won't be offended. :)

    Fellow GameSalad loyalists please read this and search a bit more yourselves. It will truly give you hope about the continuation of GameSalad with a new industry experienced, capable leader who has high standards, solid track record and commendable values. :smiley:

    https://findinggodinsiliconvalley.com/brent-dusing-founder-and-ceo-of-lightside-games-from-doing-things-my-way-to-doing-things-gods-way/

    Hi,

    Very interesting, especially the article........God Bless.....

    Sincerely,

    Sunday

  • unbeatenpixelunbeatenpixel Game Developer Posts: 476Member, PRO

    I really like this engine and I still have lots of great ideas. it'll be done with gamesalad.

    I hope, new ceo makes an announcement that will make us happy.

    Check out my games on the Appstore!

    Wordgraphy / Polycolor / 20 Seconds / Minimal Maze / Apollo 72 / Lokum

  • lycettebroslycettebros Posts: 1,598Member, PRO

    Is GS going to become a Christian evangelical tool?

  • PhilipCCPhilipCC Encounter Bay, South AustraliaPosts: 1,314Member, PRO

    @lycettebros said:
    Is GS going to become a Christian evangelical tool?

    They may pass the plate around.

    Donationware? ;)

    GameSalad needs to try a new approach. :D

  • Village+IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 486Member, PRO
    edited June 2016

    Here's an idea: do unto others. If you take their money, give them what you promised.

  • jamie_cjamie_c ImagineLabs.rocks Posts: 5,325Member, BASIC
  • Village+IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 486Member, PRO

    God help us.

  • HypnorabbitHypnorabbit SingaporePosts: 120Member, PRO

    So in the echochamber that is the Gamesalad forums, where is the official word on what's going on here? In what world does half the paying userbase of a product vocalise their confusions and just simply get ignored. It's bordering on ridiculous, really.

    God really does need to help us. Or Lord Brent, whoever can explain the leadership exodus and fix our dead Creator. Please, just explain what's happening!

  • Machinist+AppsMachinist Apps Posts: 45Member, PRO

    I'm probably one of the few Gamesalad GodSalad users that develops on a PC instead of a Mac. When I started 2 years ago the Windows creator was at version 0.10.4. The program was very buggy and crashed every 5 minutes. Now, Windows creator 1.25.54 is the most stable, feature packed build that I've seen. The undo button works great. The exit app feature has finally been added for Android. HTML5 fixes have been implemented so my app works nearly perfect in a web browser, network features have been added, custom collisions have been added, loop blocks have been added, custom fonts have been added, etc...

    Back in 2014 Android usage overtook iOS. I don't know about the rest of you, but I see this monthly when I compare my Android profits to my iOS profits. Maybe it's a sign from God(salad) showing us all the path to enlightenment. Maybe we should listen to the profits o:) . Maybe the new CEO is a PC fanboy? I don't know for sure, but I'll take it.

  • Village+IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 486Member, PRO
    edited June 2016

    When did all of this happen? Why aren't they posting on their progress on the Mac fix? It's been what – 10 days, more, now since the issue arose. We're being charged full price for a broken product. The lack of communication is un-nerving.

  • Village+IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 486Member, PRO

    Hello – management?

  • KevinCrossKevinCross London, UKPosts: 1,889Member
    edited June 2016

    @monkeyboy simian said:
    When did all of this happen? Why aren't they posting on their progress on the Mac fix? It's been what – 10 days, more, now since the issue arose. We're being charged full price for a broken product. The lack of communication is un-nerving.

    This happens too often. I've lost count how many times the team has changed with little to no communication from GS and radio silence for weeks on end. All you can do is sit tight wait for the fix which will come if they wish to continue receiving money and then wait a year or so for any new features, right before they change the team again.

    To be honest I think they love causing panic and confusion amongst their customers

  • Village+IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 486Member, PRO
    edited June 2016

    Have you seen lightside games web site? If that's where this is going, I'm outta here.
    http://www.lightsidegames.com

  • KevinCrossKevinCross London, UKPosts: 1,889Member
    edited June 2016

    @monkeyboy simian said:
    Have you seen lightside games web site? If that's where this is going, I'm outta here.
    http://www.lightsidegames.com

    Yep and read news articles on his feelings towards non-religious games so it's going to be interesting to see where this all goes if it is the same dude!

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/11/18/shocking-clip-shows-kids-talking-about-parents-use-of-uncomfortable-adult-apps-but-theres-a-bigger-message-behind-the-video/

  • Village+IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 486Member, PRO

    There's money in them thar christians though... interesting. It's like christian rock for the app age. In the end it's all about money. This doesn't look good. Brainwashing is profitable.

  • Village+IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 486Member, PRO

    Imagine there's no heaven
    It's easy if you try
    No hell below us
    Above us only sky
    Imagine all the people
    Living for today... Aha-ah...

    Imagine there's no countries
    It isn't hard to do
    Nothing to kill or die for
    And no religion too
    Imagine all the people
    Living life in peace... You,..

    You may say I'm a dreamer
    But I'm not the only one
    I hope someday you'll join us
    And the world will be as one

    Imagine no possessions
    I wonder if you can
    No need for greed or hunger
    A brotherhood of man
    Imagine all the people
    Sharing all the world... You,..

    You may say I'm a dreamer
    But I'm not the only one
    I hope someday you'll join us
    And the world will be as one
    :)

  • Village+IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 486Member, PRO

    Thank-you John.

  • tatiangtatiang Posts: 11,130Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Senior Sous-Chef

    @KevinCross said:

    @monkeyboy simian said:
    When did all of this happen? Why aren't they posting on their progress on the Mac fix? It's been what – 10 days, more, now since the issue arose. We're being charged full price for a broken product. The lack of communication is un-nerving.

    This happens too often. I've lost count how many times the team has changed with little to no communication from GS and radio silence for weeks on end. All you can do is sit tight wait for the fix which will come if they wish to continue receiving money and then wait a year or so for any new features, right before they change the team again.

    To be honest I think they love causing panic and confusion amongst their customers

    I'm probably one of the biggest proponents of GameSalad. That being said, I think you have a very valid point about communication. Things were improving but this transition and lack of communication is troubling. Here's hoping for the best...

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