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SteveSmith3SteveSmith3 Posts: 1Member
edited June 2012 in Introductions
Hey there salad peoples! I discovered GameSalad while watching Extra Credits, a video series about games and how to make them better.
http://www.penny-arcade.com/patv/show/extra-credits

While pursuing my computer science degree I've learned that the less code you write, the better, and for the game that I've been wanting to make it seems like I probably shouldn't have to write any code at all.

I want to make a platformer, hopefully with some rpg-like elements. I don't want to just include experience points, levels, earned abilities, and the like. I also want to add dialog and simple cut-scenes. For me, a video game is best when it's basically an interactive cartoon or movie. That's just what I want to create, something simple that allows me to tell a fun and engaging story. One that uses the interactivity of a video game to further engage the player in character's lives and the plot.

I'm hopeful that GameSalad will allow me to do this faster than I otherwise would by letting me focus on what I feel is important, rather than spending time writing my version of code that has existed in various forms for 20+ years.

Answers

  • scitunesscitunes Posts: 4,047Member, Sous Chef
    Welcome to GameSalad! I'm excited to see what you come up with!
  • jckmcgrawjckmcgraw Posts: 647Member
    edited June 2012
    Good luck with your endeavors! If you need help with anything, don't hesitate to post a question on the forums. :)

    Regards,
    Jack McGraw
  • EatingMyHatEatingMyHat Posts: 1,246Member
    Welcome!
  • ktfrightktfright Posts: 964Member
    Welcome to GameSalad! If you need any music for your app, I can be your guy. Have fun creating your game!
  • SteveSmith3SteveSmith3 Posts: 1Member
    Welcome to GameSalad! If you need any music for your app, I can be your guy. Have fun creating your game!
    I hadn't considered this, but the marketplace must be a great way to get art, music, and whatnot. I can draw and play the ukulele but it might not be a bad idea to pay a talented person to make music or other resources I require.
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