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State of GameSalad on 11-21-2014

ForumNinjaForumNinja Posts: 543Key Master, Head Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee

Hello again all you GameSalad fans! I’ve gathered up some info to share with you guys, enjoy!

  1. Release 12 for the Windows version of GameSalad Creator. We’re still working hard on getting the Windows version of Creator up to date with the Mac version. One such thing that’s currently being looked at is: Creator will crash if you stop the Viewer on an iOS device then click "Back To Editor".

  2. Release 0.13.0. for the Mac version of Creator. Work is coming along on this and there should be a new nightly build out in the near future for you guys to mess around with some of the new features! For those who don’t know, a couple of the major additions that will come with release 13 are Facebook integration and the new rendering system. It’s my understanding that our first pass at Facebook integration will include being able to post to walls (images, text, and even URLs). The new rendering system should bring improved performance and memory usage with it!

  3. New nightly build for the Mac version of Creator. The new nightly build is getting closer and closer with only one major bug blocking it currently! Android is still experiencing crashes, but that is currently getting looked into and when it’s fixed the new nightly build should be good to go!

  4. New nightly build for the Windows version of Creator. We’re hoping to have a new nightly build out for the Windows version of Creator this coming week or the week after! A couple things that will be available in this build are some added behaviors and native preview!

  5. New marketplace / website updates! Work on the marketplace is still being done, but I’ve heard our web guys are also working on updating other pages of the website as well. There will be new PRO and download pages in the near future! The support page was recently redone, check it out here: http://support.gamesalad.com/

  6. GameSalad Game Jam 2014! Our second Game Jam is currently going on with the theme of “old school”. Check out the following thread for details on how you could win a free year of Pro, a Kindle Fire HDX, or even $1000 cash! http://forums.gamesalad.com/discussion/73549/free-months-of-pro-cash-prizes-gamesalad-2014-game-jam. We’re also hoping to announce the winners of the first jam before Thanksgiving.

  7. Cross platform creator. Great progress here and we’re still keeping quiet, but looking forward to sharing time! :)

  8. Playstogether. You guys will be able to mess around with Playstogether in the upcoming nightly build for the Mac version of Creator! I’ve also heard that Steve J will be presenting a talk about how to use Playstogether with Creator at the January GameSalad monthly meetup.

  9. GameSalad Monthly Meetup. (I’m including this for anyone who missed it last week) Our December GameSalad meetup will have a panel of Stephen Nichols (codewizard) and Alan Uthoff (BlackCloakGS) so attend online or in person if you have questions to ask codewizard :) For more info check out this thread: http://forums.gamesalad.com/discussion/73983/monthly-in-person-and-online-gamesalad-meetup-tuesday-december-2-at-7pm-cst-12-00am-gmt#latest

Alright, that’s all for this week. More info coming at you guys next week!

Comments

  • PhoticsPhotics Posts: 4,172Member
    edited November 2014

    Hi @ForumNinja‌

    Maybe you missed my comments from the previous weekly post...
    http://forums.gamesalad.com/discussion/comment/505663/#Comment_505663

    What's up with self-hosted HTML5 publishing and Metrics Gathering for Pro subscribers?

    Self-hosted HTML5 games — WITHOUT METRICS GATHERING — sounds exciting! Is GameSalad still heading in that direction?

    @adent42
    Is GameSalad still on track for self-hosted HTML5 games in 2014?

    @WebWarrior‌
    It's nice to see that the Roadmap is on the way back. Maybe the "help" section might be a nice spot for it. Although, it seems like it should be with the "GameSalad Creator" section.

  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Posts: 8,960Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick GameSalad Employee
    edited November 2014

    Great update as usual. Looking forward to Playstogether.

    Also, like others have said, hoping the roadmap will be updated shortly. It's in need of an update.

  • solacetechsolacetech Posts: 5Member, PRO

    I've warmed up to GS and am now a true believer lol. Keep up the good work folks!!!

  • BitvorkBitvork Posts: 117Member

    Posting on facebook... Hm... anyone can make a "sharer" facebook link today and make their own "facebook share" option. What about sending invites to friends for example? There are so many better and useful features in facebook's SDK than just sharing (which I can do myself today via special "sharer" URL).

  • BitvorkBitvork Posts: 117Member

    One more thing. You should explain the "Legacy Retina Independence" check-box in all publishing sites just like next to other check-boxes. I saw a huge forum post but we need some conclusion before check or uncheck this option in Publishing menu. Many thanks.

  • ForumNinjaForumNinja Posts: 543Key Master, Head Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee
    edited November 2014

    @Photics‌ I apologize for missing your comments and I'll be sure to ping @adent42 to try and get your questions for them answered.

    What's up with self-hosted HTML5 publishing and Metrics Gathering for Pro subscribers?

    Self-hosted HTML5 games — WITHOUT METRICS GATHERING — sounds exciting! Is GameSalad still heading in that direction?

    I'm not sure if we're still heading in that direction (adent42 should be able to give you an answer though). I know you feel strongly about the topic of metrics gathering and I would suggest creating a feature request in the public bug database, (bugs.gamesalad.com) and then asking some of your fellow GameSalad fans to vote for it. If you can get some votes for it, I bet it would become a higher priority! :)

  • jonmulcahyjonmulcahy Posts: 10,380Member, Sous Chef

    @ForumNinja said:
    Photics‌ I apologize for missing your comments and I'll be sure to ping adent42 to try and get your questions for them answered.

    I'm not sure if we're still heading in that direction (adent42 should be able to give you an answer though). I know you feel strongly about the topic of metrics gathering and I would suggest creating a feature request in the public bug database, (bugs.gamesalad.com) and then asking some of your fellow GameSalad fans to vote for it. If you can get some votes for it, I bet it would become a higher priority! :)

    I created a feature request:

    http://bugs.gamesalad.com/show_bug.cgi?id=561

  • Oleg32sOleg32s Posts: 10Member

    Why is the windows version still only allow the creation of legacy and ipad builds?! wheres 5 and 6??

  • LovejoyLovejoy Posts: 2,078Member

    @Oleg32s said:
    Why is the windows version still only allow the creation of legacy and ipad builds?! wheres 5 and 6??

    The GS team is working on releasing the update for windows (see #1 on first post), hopefully by the end of this year.

    Mac has always been a priority due to it being required for submission to the apple app store, which is the dominant store.

    Fortuna Infortuna Forti Una

  • PhilipCCPhilipCC Encounter Bay, South AustraliaPosts: 1,390Member

    @Oleg32s‌ A lot of people here don't know that GameSalad began as a Mac only platform which is why Mac Creator has had priority, but the team are working hard recently at getting the Windows version up to par.

  • GSGURUGSGURU AtlantaPosts: 48Member

    Nice to know

  • The_Gamesalad_GuruThe_Gamesalad_Guru Posts: 9,913Member

    Oh we have another Guru. hmmmm

  • PhilipCCPhilipCC Encounter Bay, South AustraliaPosts: 1,390Member

    @The_Gamesalad_Guru said:
    Oh we have another Guru. hmmmm

    Fear not, the faithful will remain faithful. o:)

  • The_Gamesalad_GuruThe_Gamesalad_Guru Posts: 9,913Member

    Something is fishy. I think someone is try to capitalize on my rep.

  • GnarlyGnarly canadaPosts: 840Member

    @The_Gamesalad_Guru said:
    Something is fishy. I think someone is try to capitalize on my rep.

    Perhaps a reskinned template of yourself??

  • The_Gamesalad_GuruThe_Gamesalad_Guru Posts: 9,913Member

    @gattoman said:
    Perhaps a reskinned template of yourself??

    LMAO! Love it.

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