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OldAccountPlzIgnoreOldAccountPlzIgnore Posts: 80Member
edited November -1 in Introductions
I've just finished the final touches on my XNA game and am looking for a new project. While making my XNA game I discovered my hatred of programming but love for the design side so Gamesalad seemed like the perfect step. However at the moment I only have a PC but I am thinking of purchasing the MacBook Pro 13inch 2.4GHz. So before making the splash I was just wanting to know the communities general view on the GameSalad service or if you would recommend something else.
Thanks in advance.


  • It is the best and only none coding option available at the moment for iphone and ipad.
    Under the new system (not finalised yet so may not be guaranteed) you will have to publish under GS but costs of publishing will reduce slightly. The new system is due to roll out in the near future and an update is coming...hopefully :P

    Things such as Corona require less but still some programming.

  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Posts: 8,188Member
    Firstly, welcome to the forum!

    I don't think you'll find a faster and more fun way of making games - period.

    However, the new 'GameSaladDirect' may not be to a lot of people's tastes (to put it mildly).

    While I absolutely love the software, the publishing model just isn't for me and many others.

    However, it you're not too fussed about it, you'll have a lot of fun!

    And if you're coming from an XNA background, I don't think you'll have any trouble at all picking things up!

    Good luck!

    QS :D

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  • alexmax021alexmax021 Posts: 1Member
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  • UtopianGamesUtopianGames Posts: 5,687Member
    I would advise against a 13" MacBook and go for a 20-27" iMac the extra screen size and proper keyboard is a big plus for game dev.

    You could always hook it up to a monitor i guess if your dead set on one.

    I have a 27" iMac that i got for around £500 1 year old on ebay and wouldn't swap it for the world.

    I often have the screen maxed out with GameSalad so i can see more of the scene especially when making iPad games.

  • JelJel Posts: 319Member
    Hi, If you are going to do any programming while traveling I would go for a MacBook / MacBook Pro but also have an large external monitor for when your at home. This is the setup I have and it works really well for my needs. But if you don't see yourself traveling much then go for a large screen iMac
  • Jake_RusselJake_Russel Posts: 26Member
    I'm probably the only one on this post that will be negative toward gamesalad. I am completely new to the concept of game making and have avoided programming due to its very hard to understand concepts. I thought gamesalad would be the thing to use for making games without having to deal with programming. Well, it looks like a lot of programming concepts are used in the logic of gamesalad's "drag and drop" system. I am struggling on how to make things move and work (and yes, I have read and looked at many tutorials). I just can't get it. I have skills in photoshop, a little computer animation, music making, video and audio editing, and have taught myself all these programs. But gamesalad is the hardest program I have ever tried to learn to use. I am close to giving up, but not yet. But remember, I am speaking from a super beginner level to game making and programming. I've seen some really impressive stuff made with gamesalad. I'm just not there yet. But I do agree with the others, that gamesalad "seems" to be the easiest and must straight foreword program to make games. Hope you find it useful.
  • Hey again guys I ended up getting the MacBook 2 weeks ago. I think some people thought this was a new post. I will be doing most of the art on my PC and just transferring via USB and was needing a new laptop for University anyway so the Macbook seem like the best choice. Thanks for the advice anyway.
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