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  • RUPASRUPAS Posts: 823Member
    @CodeWizard

    Wow, Welcome!

    I'm excited to see how their knowledge affects our game development! I expect to see big changes soon. To me this has priority:

    1. - Engine Lua-Free

    2. - Integration with Facebook

    3. - Do not delay the upgrade so long to arrive

    4. - More third party tools

    5. - Multiplayer!

    6. - Custom load bars

    7. - Please! Access to device APIs, Camera, vibration, etc.

    Greetings and I hope you find it interesting.

    And a great spot for GS. Thanks GS, this seems to have been a success
  • SnapFireStudiosSnapFireStudios Posts: 1,603Member
    @CodeWizard - Got it, thanks for the clarification B-)
    - Thomas

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  • SnapFireStudiosSnapFireStudios Posts: 1,603Member
    I don't think any other user on the forums has gotten to 50 awesome less than 5 days after signing up. ;)
    - Thomas

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  • wpatenwpaten Posts: 281Member, PRO
    Very exciting stuff all around I think. In my opinion the greatest thing that we could benefit from would just be basic information. Being able to be kept up to date with what's being worked on right now, what's coming up in the very next release, and what's the longterm plan for the rest of the year. This way I am not left guessing what "surprise" update will come this next GS release.

    That list can and should change as things change with each release, but it at least keeps me in the loop. Like @StraightSaladShooter always says, "Don't plan your business model on features of Gamesalad that have not been released yet". I completely agree with this wholeheartedly. But I think that much of the frustration that seems to emanate from the forums always seems to boil down to a lack of good, solid information.

    Looking forward to what comes next. Welcome aboard!!! :-)
  • ChakkuChakku Posts: 1,513Member
    wpaten said:

    Being able to be kept up to date with what's being worked on right now, what's coming up in the very next release, and what's the longterm plan for the rest of the year. This way I am not left guessing what "surprise" update will come this next GS release... I think that much of the frustration that seems to emanate from the forums always seems to boil down to a lack of good, solid information.

    +1
  • imGuaimGua Posts: 1,089Member
  • lycettebroslycettebros Posts: 1,598Member
    OK, OK, lets stop talking now and let @CodeWizard get some work done!
  • HappyKat78HappyKat78 Posts: 173Member, BASIC
    This is exciting! I've been putting off some developing some stuff because over a year ago (yes a long, long time ago) we were told we'd be getting a new lua-free engine and to watch this space, and I didn't want to start a new project only to find it has to be re-written for a new engine. How naive, right?!?!

    One of the biggest problems for most of us is that we never get timings from the GS team, so we're left guessing when and what new features would arrive and when. If you can help with that transparency, I think we'd all be very grateful.

    Also, while we have a lot of basic improvements we need (I'm sure you've seen the long list i.e. better collision, joints, grid snapping etc. etc.), and those need to be prioritized, I'd love to know if you're thinking about the features that will take GS to the next level? Even with the basics nailed, I think there are two key things we're missing that give GS devs a significant disadvantage against the big developers:

    Facebook connect - Look at the top games today. Nearly all of them are connecting people to their friends through gameplay, and most often fb connect. Done well, it drives significant viral marketing.

    In-Game Analytics - Where are users dropping off? How many visit the in-game store? This is what makes the big developers amazing at retention. They react and alter their games based on user behavior. Everything is a science based on real data.

    Would love your thoughts on getting GS up to A-grade standard so we can start to see some GS devs hit the big time. :-)
  • kinzuakinzua Posts: 554Member
    Welcome @CodeWizard .. u r brimming with energy and its seeping through. :bz
    excited about you being at GS. The guys really needed and extra hand, seems like they've got enough. <:-P

    Will wait to see the new changes. Of course there is a lot to cover up. But it isn't so bad either. Really was appreciative of codemasters and their products. Great to see you here. Hopefully we all will find and learn something new.
  • LumpAppsLumpApps Posts: 2,863Member


    I only have one speed when working. You could blame it on the coffee or just love of the work. Probably a mix of both. Full steam

    Like this?

  • beefy_clyrobeefy_clyro Posts: 5,390Member
    Playing with fire there @SaladStraightShooter can you imagine the backlash you would of got?
  • SaladStraightShooterSaladStraightShooter Austin, TxPosts: 3,081Member, Chef Emeritus
    @beefy_Clyro - GS Direct x100, I'm guessing. :-S

    Why do you keep using that word? I do not think it means what you think it means.

  • beefy_clyrobeefy_clyro Posts: 5,390Member
    Hahaha that'd be the one
  • imGuaimGua Posts: 1,089Member
    edited April 2013
    I think the joke is that CodeWizard is a joke :)

    I mean tomorrow SaladStraightShooter will post something like

    "April Fools!

    Codewizard is really Codewizard! My elaborate April Fool's prank was a success!"
  • SlickZeroSlickZero Houston, TexasPosts: 2,870Member, Sous Chef

    April Fools!

    Codewizard is really me! My elaborate April Fool's prank was a success!









    April Fools Again.

    I don't care who you are, that was funny right there!

    I have no friends. I'm a loser that makes video games all day. Will you be my friend?

  • HappyKat78HappyKat78 Posts: 173Member, BASIC
    Isn't April Fools meant to start on Monday 1st April, not Sunday 31st March? Just saying' ;-)
  • SaladStraightShooterSaladStraightShooter Austin, TxPosts: 3,081Member, Chef Emeritus
    @HappyKat78 - it was a long con! ;)

    Why do you keep using that word? I do not think it means what you think it means.

  • TimBOSSDevTimBOSSDev Posts: 44Member
    Welcome
  • SolarPepperStudiosSolarPepperStudios Posts: 754Member
    @SaladStraightShooter I just looked up the GS Direct thing (before my time with GS so I didn't know about it) and wow... Ya I can see that. @-)
  • The_Gamesalad_GuruThe_Gamesalad_Guru Posts: 9,904Member
    Get that man a coffee IV stand.
  • TimBOSSDevTimBOSSDev Posts: 44Member
    Welcome CodeWizard :) Really looking forward to having improvements and new features added to GameSalad :D
  • @codewizard speaking from one of the only Major brands that is using GS... i would like more answers and time tables... We had about 3 million downloads in christmas season and reached #3 in top new publishers in ios for the 4th quarter.... but the lack of features that are needed in our games are not existent... such as facebook integration, and access to take photos of in game content for sharing... I was hoping to speak to someone at GDC but.... your team was not there. I also tried contacting your PR team about doing so co-pr initiatives due to the all the media we got through our games and most people do not know they were all done in GS...Never heard back from anyone..for a starting company who just received funding... that seemed strange. I did see Gamemaker with a booth there... and told us... for a premiere publisher as our selves they would be willing to build in features into their platform if it meant a couple million downloads and if we did some co-pr campaigns..this came from their CTO..... they were very convincing... and I am thinking of doing the switch... I wish we had this available at GS.... I would not even mind paying a higher annual fee if it meant getting more features that are needed to fully leverage the mobile landscape... i would love to keep our 13+ games in game salad and build on them.... but will pay to have them rebuilt on another platform if necessary.
  • CodeWizardCodeWizard Posts: 1,143Key Master, Head Chef, Executive Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee
    @elf_on_the_shelf
    I totally understand where you're coming from. I'm a new hire, so bear with me. :)

    My takeaway from your post is that you want:

    1. Facebook integration.

    2. Screenshot capturing / photo access.

    3. Web interface so you can upload / download content.

    Those are very reasonable requests that I think most GS users desire. My first focus is going to be getting the team working on optimization / cleanup of the existing tool and engine. We'll then turn our attention to new features like this when that work is well in hand.

    I can't speak to the failure of your contact with PR. As SSS said, perhaps your email was thought to be generic business development spam. I know that folks were meeting at GDC because I've received copies of detailed developer feedback from such meetings. Curious.

    Anyway, we'll be doing everything we can to improve GS as soon as possible. I'm sorry for your upset and confusion. I certainly don't want to lose your business. Let's try to work together to get the features you need to make your games shine with GameSalad!
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