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GRIDGRID Posts: 30Member
edited 6:46AM in Introductions
My introduction. Finally took the plunge and bought myself a Mac today, for the sole purpose of using GameSalad... I know, risky right? My main plan is a) Have some fun b) Recoup the cost of my Mac :) Anything past that is just gravy.

So, expect to see me hanging out on the forums from now on! Especially as I get to grips with GS and look to produce my first iphone game!
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  • butterbeanbutterbean Posts: 4,315Member, PRO
    Welcome to the forums~! I too purchased a Mac for the purpose of using Gamesalad, and now I love Macs, and dumped my PC's :) Good luck to you!
  • VoidedSkyVoidedSky Posts: 1,095Member
    Welcome to the Forums! Can't wait to see what you will make!
  • TouchTiltGamesTouchTiltGames Posts: 1,162Member
    Not risky at all! Macs rock...and welcome!
  • SparkyidrSparkyidr Posts: 2,033Member
    Welcome.
    I too bought my macbook just for GS.....and I am now a total Mac convert. Much to the amusement of my long time Mac user friend.....

    aaaaaanyways

    Most people here are uber friendly, and very helpful.

    http://www.flamingmitten.co.uk
  • GRIDGRID Posts: 30Member
    Thank you guys, I am slowly enjoying this mac. Took me a while to get used to it though! :) I am just playing around with GS now without looking at any tutorials or anything. I have a basic game in mind and I have already got a 'move to' rule set up. My little 10x10 white squares are now all moving to a fixe point!

    I planned on an early night tonight (uk time) but I think I might struggle now! MUCH learning to be done! :)
  • GRIDGRID Posts: 30Member
    Thanks :) Calling it a night now I think.

    Managed to get actors (bad guys) to spawn at random locations along the top of the screen and move to a single point! Guess just goes to show how simple GS is to use! :) Very excited now.

    See you tomorrow!
  • tenrdrmertenrdrmer Posts: 9,934Member, Sous Chef, Senior Sous-Chef
    Shizane said:
    Not risky at all! Macs rock...and welcome!

    Yeah i cant wait till i can afford one. I hope Apple doesn't kick all my apps out cause i used a hackintosh. LOL

    It's not my fault I never learned to take responsibility for anything. ;)

  • jstrahanjstrahan Posts: 498Member
    Welcome looking forward to seeing what u make
  • ktfrightktfright Posts: 964Member
    Good luck, and remember to have fun!
  • peachpellenpeachpellen Posts: 977Member
    Welcome to GS!

    I hope you recoup the cost in a timely manner then start turning a healthy profit!

    Peach :)
  • design219design219 Posts: 2,273Member
    Welcome!
  • ToastKittenToastKitten Posts: 360Member
    Welcome :D
  • GRIDGRID Posts: 30Member
    Less than 24 hours and learnt to have a beginning screen with PLAY which takes you to the main game once clicked.

    Main game having bad guys spawn random time intervals, and head towards a certain point. When they get there they disappear and you lose a life. If you 'click' them, they disappear and you gain in score. Once you run out of lives or reach a certain score you go back to the main menu screen :)

    Still sooo much to learn! :)
  • ChipmunkGamesChipmunkGames Posts: 106Member
    lol i know. Im working on my first game ever and im so surprised with what i can do!
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    Hey Grid, welcome! Good to have another UK'er in the house :D

    Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home...
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    Web: http://www.quantum-sheep.com

  • scitunesscitunes Posts: 4,047Member, Sous Chef
    Welcome, grid. Glad you are already getting your ideas to come to life. Best of luck!
  • GRIDGRID Posts: 30Member
    Ahhh! I just played my 'game' on my iphone! :) Took me a few days to install the gamesalad viewer on it. And I say 'game' because it only has 1 working level at the moment and that doesn't even have sound yet ;) but completing the level does take me to my second level ... which isn't finished yet.

    Was so good to see it on my phone though! Shiiiny
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    GRID said:
    Ahhh! I just played my 'game' on my iphone! :) Took me a few days to install the gamesalad viewer on it. And I say 'game' because it only has 1 working level at the moment and that doesn't even have sound yet ;) but completing the level does take me to my second level ... which isn't finished yet.

    Was so good to see it on my phone though! Shiiiny

    Very Shiny :D

    Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home...
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Quantum_Sheep
    Web: http://www.quantum-sheep.com

  • GRIDGRID Posts: 30Member
    Although, possibly not so shiny, as about 5 mins afterwards my phone went into 'Temperature: Phone needs to cool down before you can use' and I couldn't do anything with it! Is this common?
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    GRID said:
    Although, possibly not so shiny, as about 5 mins afterwards my phone went into 'Temperature: Phone needs to cool down before you can use' and I couldn't do anything with it! Is this common?

    Honestly, I've never heard of that happening :O

    Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home...
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Quantum_Sheep
    Web: http://www.quantum-sheep.com

  • chosenonestudioschosenonestudios Posts: 1,714Member
    GRID said:
    Although, possibly not so shiny, as about 5 mins afterwards my phone went into 'Temperature: Phone needs to cool down before you can use' and I couldn't do anything with it! Is this common?

    I'd return it
  • GRIDGRID Posts: 30Member
    It only lasted a minute or two. The phone wasn't even hot to touch. In fact it was stone cold, unlike when I used it as a satnav for 4 hours...then it was hot to touch but didn't give me any kind of error?

    I'll see if it happens again before returning it though.
  • jstrahanjstrahan Posts: 498Member
    Had it happen to me once but it was cause I left it in the truck and the sun got it hot it took 15 min in front of ac bfore it came on considered myself lucky and moved on
  • jstrahanjstrahan Posts: 498Member
    Had it happen to me once but it was cause I left it in the truck and the sun got it hot it took 15 min in front of ac bfore it came on considered myself lucky and moved on
  • jstrahanjstrahan Posts: 498Member
    Hey whatca know I got my first double post maybe that's a sign I need to go get a lottery ticket
  • GRIDGRID Posts: 30Member
    Going to revive this post again. My first game is almost finished! (Despite not having a name). I have made all of the levels. I just need to do the graphics for the welcome / level select screens and add some sound effects.

    Also need to 'lock' the levels, and add a function where the level gets easier each time you fail it (I already know how to do it).

    Basically it has 3 mini games. The first 2 each have 4 levels, you have to complete all 8 in order to play the 3rd mini game...Which I'm kind of addicted too lol, it's a fast paced, screen bashing game! :) God I can't wait to finish it and submit it!

    I let a guy at work play on it today, he loved it and said he would totally pay for it. He also gave me the idea of making the levels easier each time you fail it (they are kinda hard, I made them and tested them on PC, then when I came to play it on iPhone it was obvious harder to control the actors on the phone, compared to using arrow keys on the laptop).

    Sorry for long post..excited!
  • BarkBarkCoBarkBarkCo Posts: 1,400Member
    Just wondering, how did you hear about GameSalad? Your username seems familiar to me...
  • GRIDGRID Posts: 30Member
    Google search, the username derives from a 'GRID' that I have created with a co-worker made up of images which are iconic to our lives. Such as cartoons from when we were young, toys / games (think Yo-Yos) films, food. You get the idea.

    We have around 600 images in it :)
  • BarkBarkCoBarkBarkCo Posts: 1,400Member
    Hmm... Must have been an impostor I'm remembering from another board... ;-)

    Well, welcome!
  • vegasmike1vegasmike1 Posts: 192Member
    TSB the water might be warm but its full of sharks and it gets very deep in places, best to know where the rocks are before you take off on a journey.
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