GameSalad

Mac Creator Release 1.25.80 is Available

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  • pHghostpHghost London, UKPosts: 1,965Member

    Wait...

  • PhilipCCPhilipCC Encounter Bay, South AustraliaPosts: 1,233Member, PRO
    edited April 11

    @pHghost said:
    Wait...

    I passed out holding my breath. :dizzy:

  • AlchimiaStudiosAlchimiaStudios Posts: 824Member, PRO

    @RossmanBrothersGames said:

    @Socks said:

    @smurfted said:
    Got it..

    While i'm here any updates coming our way GS?

    Coming up for two months without word from GS !

    Would be nice to know the progress on the bug that causes phone calls to freeze games

    Yeah, seems like it should be a high priority bug.

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  • birdboybirdboy Posts: 281Member, PRO

    @AlchimiaStudios said:

    @RossmanBrothersGames said:

    @Socks said:

    @smurfted said:
    Got it..

    While i'm here any updates coming our way GS?

    Coming up for two months without word from GS !

    Would be nice to know the progress on the bug that causes phone calls to freeze games

    Yeah, seems like it should be a high priority bug.

    +1
    We need a fix for this very soon.

  • SocksSocks London, UK.Posts: 12,711Member, PRO
    edited April 11

    @pHghost said:

    @Socks
    Coming up for two months without word from GS !

    Woo! An anniversary, I love those!

    I suspect there is a direct correlation between GameSalad engagement with its online community and the number of Unity beginners tutorials watched.

  • PhilipCCPhilipCC Encounter Bay, South AustraliaPosts: 1,233Member, PRO
    edited April 11

    @Socks said:

    I suspect there is a direrect correlation between GameSalad engagement with its online community and the number of Unity beginners tutorials watched.

    Yes, definitely... and also an inverse relationship with the number of Buildbox tutorials our old mate David Ballew @Thunder_Child releases.

    BTW was "direrect" deliberate or are you just testing me?

  • SocksSocks London, UK.Posts: 12,711Member, PRO

    @PhilipCC said:
    BTW was "direrect" deliberate or are you just testing me?

    I dont know what your taking about.

  • PhilipCCPhilipCC Encounter Bay, South AustraliaPosts: 1,233Member, PRO

    @Socks I don't know how you managed to type that word in the first place? Every time I tried autocorrect kept highlighting in orange it and saying it could not be found! I had to copy from an RTF and paste it in. :D

  • SocksSocks London, UK.Posts: 12,711Member, PRO

    @PhilipCC said:
    @Socks I don't know how you managed to type that word in the first place? Every time I tried autocorrect kept highlighting in orange it and saying it could not be found! I had to copy from an RTF and paste it in. :D

    I always have my autocorrect set to use Ancient Aramaic.

  • PhilipCCPhilipCC Encounter Bay, South AustraliaPosts: 1,233Member, PRO

    @Socks said:

    @PhilipCC said:
    @Socks I don't know how you managed to type that word in the first place? Every time I tried autocorrect kept highlighting in orange it and saying it could not be found! I had to copy from an RTF and paste it in. :D

    I always have my autocorrect set to use Ancient Aramaic.

    Awaah! :o

  • HopscotchHopscotch Posts: 2,690Member, PRO

    @Socks said:
    ... GameSalad engagement with ITS online community ...

    Sounds like you are suffering from apophenia. ;)

  • SocksSocks London, UK.Posts: 12,711Member, PRO

    @Hopscotch said:

    @Socks said:
    ... GameSalad engagement with ITS online community ...

    Sounds like you are suffering from apophenia. ;)

    :)

  • PhilipCCPhilipCC Encounter Bay, South AustraliaPosts: 1,233Member, PRO
    edited April 14

    Apophenia:
    :) :p :)
    :o :( :#
    :/ :| :p

  • SocksSocks London, UK.Posts: 12,711Member, PRO

    @blob said:
    @adent42 @ForumNinja @LearnBasicBusinessSkills

    WHEN WILL YOU GUYS LEARN THAT SAYING HI ON THE FORUM AND UPDATING US REGULARLY ON THE THINGS YOU'RE WORKING ON IS BENEFICIAL FOR YOU AND US!!!?!?!!?!?

    IT'S SO SIMPLE.......

    EVERY THURSDAY, WRITE SOMETHING HERE SO WE CAN UNDERSTAND, STAY CONNECTED, NOT PANIC, PLAN, KEEP BEING ON YOUR SIDE AND ROOT FOR YOU.

    +1

  • Two.ETwo.E Posts: 286Member, BASIC
    edited April 14
  • AlchimiaStudiosAlchimiaStudios Posts: 824Member, PRO

    @blob said:
    @adent42 @ForumNinja @bdusing

    Because developers:
    Create visibility for GameSalad.
    Showcase the power of the tool
    Push the limits and make the engine look the best it can
    Inspire and motivate teachers and students
    Create the "oh so important" intangible aura that draws people to your product.
    Successful games are the best way to create awareness and any kind of subscriptions.
    etc...

    And these, my friends, are more powerful that any sales team!

    We, Indies and developers are the core!

    Yep, teenagers and educators will want an engine that it impressive in it's simplicity, but also impressive in it's capability. You want to convert those students into developers. What better way than to showcase the strongest developers in your community and help with the issues that they face with the engine.

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  • pHghostpHghost London, UKPosts: 1,965Member

    @Chunkypixels said:
    Its really sad... its the worst Ive seen it... I know they're down to basically just sales staff, but it really doesn't paint a good picture.

    I get all this sentiment, and it would be lovely to have more communication, but @RossmanBrothersGames among others still prove the power of this tool and the success you can achieve with it. It's a lot better to do that, rather than just complain.

  • SocksSocks London, UK.Posts: 12,711Member, PRO
    edited April 14

    //

  • pHghostpHghost London, UKPosts: 1,965Member

    I guess my comment was aimed mainly at the fact that lately some people just appear now and then for what seems to be just one purpose: to complain. They usually don't contribute to the Forums in any other way.

    We know GameSalad is doing horribly with communication. They know we know it. Repeating it won't make things better.

    But that said, we know that the description in the linked article is BS, so trying to use that as an argument... For one, the article for some reason doesn't mention any GameSalad games released more recently (like Roll Turtle), instead opting for older games, possibly to demonstrate that GameSalad is 'old' -- what does that even mean in this context? As for GameSalad targeting schools rather than developers -- from a marketing perspective that is true, but they haven't yet taken anything away from the developers (and I don't think they will). GameSalad still remains a great tool to create games (albeit with far from perfect support).

    The reason I used @RossmanBrothersGames as an example was because they are active, they also bring up requests for fixes and complaints, but their overall interaction in the Forums is positive and constructive. When the bring up an issue it's a specific problem they are facing, not general bashing.

  • pHghostpHghost London, UKPosts: 1,965Member

    But yeah, it might be a loose connection.

  • blobblob Posts: 146Member, PRO
    edited April 15

    @Socks said:
    I think quoting that article makes a perfectly valid point, that is the perception of >GameSalad from the outside, of course we all know how great GameSalad is, but that's >not what we're talking about here, we're talking about how it's perceived by the general >SDK world. So in that respect it's a good argument for underlining how GameSalad are >slowly allowing their online presence to die.

    Absolutely! ...That's the point!.

    RossmanBrothersGames are great (with and without wigs), but I still think this is a sort >of separate issue, the argument seems to be 'you cannot (or should not) complain about >GameSalad's lack of engagement because someone is making a great game', I don't see >the two things as connected in anyway. RossmanBrothersGames are great and >GameSalad are allowing a once vibrant community to die off (posts down 80% in just 3 >years ! that's a pretty rapid rate of decline).

    YES!!

    General Bashing (3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment) is not such a terrible thing ! People complaining is not a terrible thing, it's an opportunity for GameSalad to know what their user base actually thinks, I've never really understood the 'it's better to not complain' thing ?

    Personally i never bash GS aimlessly.
    Like many others before me, I proposed an hybrid open source format with subscriptions. a plugin system
    I tried to gather all these communications in a voting thread.
    I pretentiously o:) try to educate GS team because I knowwww with all my heart they are not operating the best way possible considering their situation...

    And now I'm about to reveal my next fun Idea because we should never get discouraged!!!! >:)

    I pledge to reward GameSalad $1000 in bonuses, if they reduce the average loading time by a factor of 3 and fix the crooked splash screen within the next 2 month.

    I already pay my subscription and i don't mind investing more.
    People buy useless TVs for more than that.
    So to me it feels like a sound investment.

    If you feel the same, please pledge whatever you feel it's worth to you (e.g. $10 $40 $100 $500 whatever... it all adds up!) and see how high we can go....

    Then no more workforce, time and budget excuses.

    Wacky idea??! when you really think about it... not so much...

    As to how to make this possible:
    They can create an escrow account redeemable only if service rendered etc....

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