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Gamesalad - is it worth it?

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  • DhondonDhondon Posts: 717Member
    If you're working on PC, remember to change the DPI form 96 to 72, so the graphics don't get blurry.

    I do all my graphics on PC, the transfer it to my mac via Dropbox. Works great (and I don't have to worry about backup).
  • LykkeLykke Posts: 174Member
    mynameisace said:
    If you add me on Skype, I'd be more than happy to help you out with stuff, all I'm doing today is writing songs and baking bread haha so happy to help... My Skype username is 'mynameisace'

    Ace

    Thanks Ace - will do :)
  • jonmulcahyjonmulcahy Posts: 10,380Member, Sous Chef
    check out all of the cookbook videos:
    http://gamesalad.com/forums/topic.php?id=13752

    if you watch all of them you can make a pretty kickass game.
  • LykkeLykke Posts: 174Member
    tshirtbooth said:
    @Lykke its nice to see new faces around here.

    Gamesalad is more then worth it. YOu may not hit the big one on the app store but you can make a good living with it. But even though its no code its still a lot of work. I spend 14-16hrs a day on Gamesalad :)

    cheers

    _________________________________________________________________________________

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    TRAJECTORY GAME Template
    5 Core controles Template
    Hit The Balls Template
    Rotating Menu VERY COOL Template
    STAR SMASHER Template
    Cut the Rope Style menu Template
    NEW Menu System #3 Template
    Missile Command Template
    Tiki Totem style template
    Labyrinth Template

    But that's the whole thing. I would LOVE to be able to make a living doing this. That's what I'm aiming for (and of lot of you are if you're not already, I'm sure ;) )

    It's fun and challeging and ... the day doesn't have enough hours haha

    And thanks for the nice welcome ^^
  • LykkeLykke Posts: 174Member
    jonmulcahy said:
    check out all of the cookbook videos:
    http://gamesalad.com/forums/topic.php?id=13752

    if you watch all of them you can make a pretty kickass game.

    Great! Will do - thanks :)
  • WeswogWeswog Posts: 1,171Member
    I think GS is definitely worth it :)

    I started as a 12 year old with little knowledge of Gs like almost 2 years ago and now I am a decent success with my imac and pro paid for and more :D So go for it GS is just amazing and you can almost do anything you want to do with it

    Cheers, Weswog
  • LykkeLykke Posts: 174Member
    Weswog said:
    I think GS is definitely worth it :)

    I started as a 12 year old with little knowledge of Gs like almost 2 years ago and now I am a decent success with my imac and pro paid for and more :D So go for it GS is just amazing and you can almost do anything you want to do with it

    Cheers, Weswog

    awesome story :) Great to be so young and have such success already ! Gratz :D
  • ozboybrianozboybrian Posts: 2,102PRO
    Hey,

    It's definitely an investment. But where will we get in life without a little risk? You've gota spend money to make money in anything. Starts at buying a simple uniform or printing out resumes.

    In January I financed a MacBook Pro. $1500
    Paid for the apple dev account. $99

    I've had hours of Tshirt booths assistance $200+ maybe 3/400

    I've bought loads of templates and other resources... I'm also in debt. But yeah spending $50 plus a week.
    I could get a higher paying job, but my current one allows me to work on my Mac most days I'm working. It's fate!

    I'm about to spend $500 on my pro account.
    So close to $3,000. At the end of the day. It's only money - there is def profit to be made.

    Anyway - you pretty much got your answers but I wanted to add my 2 cents.

    Best of luck and welcome to the team.

    Skype: ozboybrian

    Facebook: Facebook.com/ListYourTopiPhoneGame (please like that, 372 members now)
  • calvin9403calvin9403 Posts: 3,190Member
    Lykke said:
    And you need both?

    no, 500 for mac means the device
  • SteverdSteverd Posts: 194Member
    I also do all of my graphics on my PC, but I do not need Dropbox.
    Just a very simple wireless network does it all for me. Sharing the "GameSalad" folder between my PC and Mac. Even sharing my wireless printer, Canon MX 882.

    Steve
  • LykkeLykke Posts: 174Member
    ozboybrian said:
    Hey,

    It's definitely an investment. But where will we get in life without a little risk? You've gota spend money to make money in anything. Starts at buying a simple uniform or printing out resumes.

    In January I financed a MacBook Pro. $1500
    Paid for the apple dev account. $99

    I've had hours of Tshirt booths assistance $200+ maybe 3/400

    I've bought loads of templates and other resources... I'm also in debt. But yeah spending $50 plus a week.
    I could get a higher paying job, but my current one allows me to work on my Mac most days I'm working. It's fate!

    I'm about to spend $500 on my pro account.
    So close to $3,000. At the end of the day. It's only money - there is def profit to be made.

    Anyway - you pretty much got your answers but I wanted to add my 2 cents.

    Best of luck and welcome to the team.

    Skype: ozboybrian

    Facebook: Facebook.com/ListYourTopiPhoneGame (please like that, 372 members now)

    That's a lot you spend already :) I wish you the best of luck and that your games will have success (I will go and like your page now ;) )
  • LykkeLykke Posts: 174Member
    So, I didn't yet get the final mail from Apple - and after 24 hours I wrote the support at Apples to ask if I would get it soon or if I overlooked something.

    I haven't heard anything from them, and it's two days ago. Is this normal?

    Thanks :)

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  • ozboybrianozboybrian Posts: 2,102PRO
    No probs and thank you! Not sure about the Apple thing :S

    New Forum? Did you make that?
  • LykkeLykke Posts: 174Member
    But how long did it take for the rest of you to get that mail? I did already get one mail - but I'm not sure that was the right one (The 'You Are Now Registered as an Apple Developer' mail). I just had the feeling I needed something else within 24 hours?

    And yes. Pm sent
  • LumpAppsLumpApps Posts: 2,868Member
    Next time I join a forum I get a girly avatar.
    I haven't seen such a response to a newby yet ;)

    Serious now. Welcome Lykke! I started with GS in January. And had my first little app in the store in a month. I am a graphic designer so macs, photoshop etc are no secret to me. I also draw cartoonish figured since I am a little kid.
    Attempted my first game on a commodore 64 when I was 16 ;)
    Anyway. GS has been nothing but fun. It does what I want almost all the time. And it's the fastest way to get it done.
    I am on app 3 now. The second one took me the longest so far, about 2 months and the last one took 5 days. I am a perfectionist and tend to work on details a long time. For Kung Fu Finger I forced myself in this short timeframe just to see if I could do it. Now I am updating both games and planning to make Penny Shoel in Dutch and build a free app based on the Kung Fu Finger concept. The last one to see if I can boost sales. I do not sell much yet and that is why I am not on pro. Sorry for the long story. I like to talk about this because I am so euforic of GS ;)

    One last word. Try not to overthink things. Use your gut feeling.
    I gave been an enerpreneur for over 10 years and found that the best decisions are made by the heart.
    And as said here before. Money makes money so let it role.

    Cheers!
  • LykkeLykke Posts: 174Member
    LudwigHeijden said:
    Next time I join a forum I get a girly avatar.
    I haven't seen such a response to a newby yet ;)

    haha this is not a 'girlie avatar' this is me (a few years old picture, but still) - but thanks for the nice welcome :)

    Everything I do, I do from my heart, intuition and with best intentions, no doubt about it. That doesn't mean it's the wisest things to do always, but I know for sure I can be 100% honest about it.

    I know I have to be more selective in what I wish to create with GS - I listed up all my ideas, and they keep coming lol - but I also know I have limits (time) because of full time job, running several forums in my spare time, creating an online/printed game magazine, having 2 kids, house, husband ... chinchilla :P

    So yes, I am perhaps overthinking, but I need to order things not to feel stressed about what to do and start with. I am already on my second project with GS - the first one had some issues I could not fix 'like that' so I started another project which goes better - not to talk about the forum I created 2 days ago lol!

    SO ... :) Now I only need the money you mention, to get the money rolling haha :P (jk)

    (actually I'm not kidding :P)

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  • LumpAppsLumpApps Posts: 2,868Member
    I'm am lucky to have a lot of time.
    I work from my home so my Beagle gets enough attention, my son is 21 and helps me with organizing stuff in Photoshop (making groups and organizing layers and such things).
    I have still more ideas then time.
    I have a concept in my head that might take me a year to build now so I delay it until I have a strong organized workflow.
    I also have 3 games started and waiting. (Just conceptual, no graphic just actors doing something).

    No money either, I am selling my car at the moment (oh wait, perhaps I shouldn't have taken my second car, the vw bug, apart for restoration).

    I am of your age btw. Isn't it fun to still be doing this crazy stuff while others are couch potatoes? Hehe!
  • LykkeLykke Posts: 174Member
    LudwigHeijden said:
    I'm am lucky to have a lot of time.
    I work from my home so my Beagle gets enough attention, my son is 21 and helps me with organizing stuff in Photoshop (making groups and organizing layers and such things).
    I have still more ideas then time.
    I have a concept in my head that might take me a year to build now so I delay it until I have a strong organized workflow.
    I also have 3 games started and waiting. (Just conceptual, no graphic just actors doing something).

    No money either, I am selling my car at the moment (oh wait, perhaps I shouldn't have taken my second car, the vw bug, apart for restoration).

    I am of your age btw. Isn't it fun to still be doing this crazy stuff while others are couch potatoes? Hehe!

    aww give me some of your free hours lol? I could really use them!

    I always said, that being creative and keep playing, keeps you young ;) Remember that age is only a number on a piece of paper - it's how you feel like that matters.

    And yeps - what would life be like if we couldn't do silly things (boring) ^_^

    Oh, btw, if you have a couple of spare hours - I would really appriciate some help testing the forum :) Since I made the design and colors etc. I'm not sure if it works like it should on all forums, in profile, pm's etc. I also wish to put in more modules etc. but it takes time to create - so if there's some special needs or missing features, I would love to know (not to waste time). And I could really need a hand with that from experienced people. thanks
  • calvin9403calvin9403 Posts: 3,190Member
    tshirtbooth said:
    @Lykke its nice to see new faces around here.

    Gamesalad is more then worth it. YOu may not hit the big one on the app store but you can make a good living with it. But even though its no code its still a lot of work. I spend 14-16hrs a day on Gamesalad :)

    cheers

    _________________________________________________________________________________

    NEED HELP WITH YOUR PROJECTS? CLICK HERE

    iDot GAME Template
    TRAJECTORY GAME Template
    5 Core controles Template
    Hit The Balls Template
    Rotating Menu VERY COOL Template
    STAR SMASHER Template
    Cut the Rope Style menu Template
    NEW Menu System #3 Template
    Missile Command Template
    Tiki Totem style template
    Labyrinth Template

    does forum count? lol
  • LykkeLykke Posts: 174Member
    calvin9403 said:
    does forum cost? lol

    cost to have? yes - cost to use? no ;)
  • calvin9403calvin9403 Posts: 3,190Member
    Lykke said:
    cost to have? yes - cost to use? no ;)

    sorry count not cost
  • outsidethebyteoutsidethebyte Posts: 115Member
    I have only been using GameSalad for about 3 months now. I know how to program, but this just speeds up the process. With one app, and without GS Pro, I've had thousands of downloads and earned what's soon to be in the thousands. With my only investment as the Apple Dev Fee and some sound effects costs. So I say if you are an intelligent designer, you'll do just fine.
  • LykkeLykke Posts: 174Member
    calvin9403 said:
    sorry count not cost

    Ahh ... sorry :)
  • LykkeLykke Posts: 174Member
    I have only been using GameSalad for about 3 months now. I know how to program, but this just speeds up the process. With one app, and without GS Pro, I've had thousands of downloads and earned what's soon to be in the thousands. With my only investment as the Apple Dev Fee and some sound effects costs. So I say if you are an intelligent designer, you'll do just fine.

    That's awesome to hear :) When I said 'worth it' I actually more meant if the programe was so good I should invest a mac in it. Not whether I would earn a LOT of money lol. Main for me is to have fun and tbh - at this moment I have LOTS of fun. If it's worth it is of course difficult to say. I know that depends on the individual. I was more interested in hearing how far others got - and I got some great responses on that.

    Thanks :)

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  • LykkeLykke Posts: 174Member
    Lykke said:
    So, I didn't yet get the final mail from Apple - and after 24 hours I wrote the support at Apples to ask if I would get it soon or if I overlooked something.

    I haven't heard anything from them, and it's two days ago. Is this normal?

    Thanks :)

    I'm a noob. The transaction didn't go through, which is of course why I didn't get the mail yet ... :doh: Should have checked up on that first - but let this be a lesson to others :)

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  • RSCdevRSCdev Posts: 50Member
    Hello Lykke,

    I am noob too! Enjoyed the GS community few days ago! And I am a little bit lost about how to producing games with it yet! Anyway am enjoying it at all and sure will get my target that is be a real game developer! ;)

    Btw I just signed-up in your GS forum. Hope to see friends joining there.

    See yah.
  • LykkeLykke Posts: 174Member
    RCdev said:
    Hello Lykke,

    I am noob too! Enjoyed the GS community few days ago! And I am a little bit lost about how to producing games with it yet! Anyway am enjoying it at all and sure will get my target that is be a real game developer! ;)

    Btw I just signed-up in your GS forum. Hope to see friends joining there.

    See yah.

    Hey RC :) Yes, I saw you signed up thanks! (I love your avatar picture there^^)

    It's pretty empty at this moment - then again, It's only few days old ha ha!

    Anyway, I got the activation key, but have problems with it. I now posted a new thread on here to hear if anyone else had that experience :/

    Remember to have fun :)
    Lykke

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    I need help testing the categories, personal blogs, profile pages and pm-system, please :) But any help is highly appreciated!
  • RSCdevRSCdev Posts: 50Member
    Lykke said:
    Hey RC :) Yes, I saw you signed up thanks! (I love your avatar picture there^^)

    It's pretty empty at this moment - then again, It's only few days old ha ha!

    Anyway, I got the activation key, but have problems with it. I now posted a new thread on here to hear if anyone else had that experience :/

    Remember to have fun :)
    Lykke

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    Add me on Skype: lykkethenun

    Want to help me test a new community forum?

    I need help testing the categories, personal blogs, profile pages and pm-system, please :) But any help is highly appreciated!

    Hey Lykke,

    Nice you got the activation key! Btw when I was registering with Apple I remember having problem with my activation key too! And that made me send many proof of mine via fax for Apple! What a disturbing situation...BUT I got that as I know you will too! ;)

    PS: Thanks for the nice words about my avatar at your GSForums and talk to you there!

    PS2: Lets speak there and call more members to discuss GS projects also there!

    Good Luck!

    See yah,
  • LykkeLykke Posts: 174Member
    RCdev said:
    Hey Lykke,

    Nice you got the activation key! Btw when I was registering with Apple I remember having problem with my activation key too! And that made me send many proof of mine via fax for Apple! What a disturbing situation...BUT I got that as I know you will too! ;)

    Meh, I really hope I don't have to go through a lot of things like that :/
    But heck, if I have to I will lol

    Just thought it would be somehow a little easier - they already have had my info through itunes for years ^^

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    I need help testing the categories, personal blogs, profile pages and pm-system, please :) But any help is highly appreciated!
  • LykkeLykke Posts: 174Member
    Thanks for the support - I didn't have to go through a lot of troubles but got my activation key (which works) today !!! And I am now a member of the Apple Developer Program!

    Game Viewer ... Here I come :P

    Have fun :)

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