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How powerful is GameSalad? What are some of the best games made with it?

sentinelsentinel Posts: 1Member
edited November -1 in Introductions
Hi everyone! I just discovered GameSalad and can't wait to get started making games. From reading through the forums I can tell this is a friendly community with developers helping each other.

A couple things I'm wondering about though is how powerful is GameSalad? Could say, Angry Birds or Plants vs Zombies have been developed on it?

Also, If you could pick a few of the best games made with GameSalad what would they be?


  • peachpellenpeachpellen Posts: 977Member
    There is a lot of junk out there because it's so easy to use GS - which discouraged me when I first came across it as it seemed as though you could only make, well, crap XD

    In reality there have been some fantastic games made by GS though; I'd say Stunt Squirrels is one to look at for inspiration - also Bumps.

    There are others, but I just woke up.

    Welcome to GS, by the way ^-^;
  • WeswogWeswog Posts: 1,171Member
    Yes Angry Birds could be made with Gamesalad but would need a lot less levels and it wouldn't have open feint.

    Although some amazing game made are Star Daze HD, Stunt Squirrels, Bumps, Attack of The Kraken, Max Vector, Danger Cats!, and many more :)

    Cheers, Weswog
  • UtopianGamesLtdUtopianGamesLtd Posts: 120Member
    It's very powerful but it depends what you want to make.

    I would have a week and play around then see what can and can't be done.

    GS has it's limitations but also has strengths so the best thing to do is find the strong parts of the engine and make a game around that.

  • PhoticsPhotics Posts: 4,172Member
    sentinel said:
    I'm wondering about though is how powerful is GameSalad?

    GameSalad is a 2D engine, that can create games similar in functionality to those from the Super Nintendo / Sega Genesis era... but with modern graphics.

    Arcade Action and Commove are two examples of GameSalad games that I created.
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    Those are all great games!

    And here's an alternative list:

    Poodle Invasion
    Max Vector
    Attack of the Kraken
    Star Keep
    Space Tech Defender
    Cat rides the Astrobus
    Matching Match



    Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home...

  • jweaver911jweaver911 Posts: 439Member
    don't forget Zombie Hunter! <----

    Sorry Peach... Couldn't resist. ;)
  • ORBZORBZ Posts: 1,303Member
    GameSalad is so powerful I can tow my truck with it.
  • cbtcbt Posts: 644Member
    jweaver911 said:
    don't forget Zombie Hunter! <----

    Sorry Peach... Couldn't resist. ;)

    I just love this "franchise" :D

    Peach, no offense.. I like you!

  • ginnixginnix Posts: 41Member
    There are a few good games developed with GS, the rest are crap since anyone can create a game with it easily.

    It lacks a lot of features currently compared to the other development environments (Unity, Corona, Coco2d)

    I would recommend Unity 3 if you have any JavaScript programming under your belt.
  • mrtopzmrtopz Posts: 28Member
    tshirtbooth, I believe that Tumble Drop was not made using GameSalad. It has web access. I believe it was made using Unity (maybe you are talking about another game with same name or something like that).
  • firemaplegamesfiremaplegames Posts: 3,206Member
    Tumble Drop was made with Unity.
  • TymeMasterTymeMaster Posts: 527Member
    tshirtbooth said:
    Ask not what Gamesalad can do with you, But what you can do with gamesalad!

    Stunt squirrels
    Danger Cats
    Tumble drop


    Tumble drop is a unity game!
  • ChipmunkGamesChipmunkGames Posts: 106Member
    tshirt stop being so modest :p even though its not out yet i think your game minicanon is the best.
  • JuggerJugger Posts: 238Member, PRO
    Try my game
    Gosar for Ipad

    And soon it will be available on iphone :)
  • FranzKellerFranzKeller Posts: 517Member
    Hey! I made the alt list! ;-)

    I've been here less time than some, but I do like GS a lot.

    It's easy to make games! But not TOOO easy - the more effort you put in,
    the more complicated things you can make.

    There are things missing, but GS is a fairly new program itself,
    it is evolving as we do

    But hey, it's good to get in on a good thing while it's new! ;-)
    quantumsheep said:
    Poodle Invasion
    Max Vector

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