Looking for a tutorial recommendation.

I'm fairly new to gamesalad ( I've been using it for about two weeks). For my first app, I want to make a children's game. The concept is pretty simple.
3 or so pictures appear on the screen, and the player must choose the correct picture based on the given word. I'm beginning to understand gamesalad somewhat, but I'm not really sure how I would go about randomizing the pictures, or how a correct one is chosen (i.e a picture of a tiger corresponds when the word "tiger" appears on screen).
I'm not asking to be spoon fed, just given some direction and advice. Thanks in advance.

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  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick Posts: 9,051

    @ValiantPoe‌ said: Im not asking to be spoon fed, just given some direction and advice. Thanks in advance.

    Thanks for saying that. Many who ask questions aren't looking for assistance, rather someone to do the work for them.

    Here's what I'd do: create a table. Add a row for each level you have. Create an integer game attribute to reference to a specific row depending on the level.

    Each row would contain the answer or picture name. So if for example the picture (actual image name) you wanted the player to tap was named "pic1" you write that in the row. Then you create a rule in your picture actor that said if touch is pressed and when image name is the name in the table, you know the player picked the correct image.

    I'm writing this all on my phone, so I'll get to the random part on my Mac shortly. ;)

    Hopefully that pushes you in the right direction.

  • ValiantPoeValiantPoe Member Posts: 4

    @Braydon_SFX‌ Thank you! I'm still getting the hang of things, so most of what you just said went over my head. I'm going to keep on doing tutorials and messing around with it, and I'm sure I'll be able to apply what you just said.

    I also have no programming background whatsoever. Only HTML and CSS, so I guess the logic part of it I'm not getting so far.

  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick Posts: 9,051

    Remind me tomorrow and I'll make a demo file for you. : )

  • ValiantPoeValiantPoe Member Posts: 4

    @Braydon_SFX‌ OMG!! Thanks!!

  • The_Gamesalad_GuruThe_Gamesalad_Guru Member Posts: 9,914

    Watch my GS logic series it goes through it all.

  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick Posts: 9,051

    Here's a demo file - it's very basic, but gives you some direction to head towards. Read the ReadMe actor, too.

    For explanation on these functions, logic ideas, etc., you will need to watch video tutorials.

  • ValiantPoeValiantPoe Member Posts: 4

    @Braydon_SFX‌ Thank you so much. This helped a lot.

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