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State of GameSalad on 5-22-2015

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

Hello again all you GameSalad fans! Once again I’ve gathered some info on what we’ve been working / focused on to share with you guys, enjoy!

Short Version:

A lot of information on the upcoming new markeplace was shared in the comments section of the last State of GameSalad post (http://forums.gamesalad.com/discussion/86338/state-of-gamesalad-on-5-15-2015/p1)! On top of this we’ve invited some new testers and are continuing work on getting the new marketplace ready for launch. We just pushed out new stable builds for both the Mac and Windows versions of GameSalad! More work is still being done on Graphene (can’t share any more news yet, however some news was given out by @CodeWizard recently in the Graphene thread). Now that we have new stable builds out for both Mac and Windows users, we will be focused on fixing any immediate major issues that crop up (if any) and move over towards getting out 0.14.x releases for Mac and Windows users!


Standard Version:

  1. Graphene SDK (previously known as “Cross platform Creator”). There’s still more work coming along on Graphene’s website as well as the tool itself. For other previously shared info or to sign up for beta access, refer to this thread: http://forums.gamesalad.com/discussion/75011/introducing-graphene-sdk/

  2. Stable Release 0.13.14 for Windows version of GameSalad Creator! First official update of Windows Creator since 0.10.5 is here! For more info on this release and to report bugs that you’ve found, refer to this thread: http://forums.gamesalad.com/discussion/86522/windows-creator-0-13-14-official-release-is-available.

  3. Stable Release 0.13.14 for Mac version of GameSalad Creator! We recently pushed out a new stable build for our Mac users! Go download it here: http://gamesalad.com/download/releases! For more info on this release and to report bugs that you’ve found, refer to this thread: http://forums.gamesalad.com/discussion/86521/mac-stable-release-0-13-14-performance-improvements.

  4. Release 0.14.0 for the Windows version of GameSalad Creator. Now that a stable 0.13 release is out for our Windows users, this has become a higher focus. This release is planned to be the one that gets Windows version of Creator fully synched up with the Mac version feature wise! This includes all the features we have planned for our 0.14.0 release for Mac as well (see some below)!

  5. Release 0.14.0 for the Mac version of Creator. Now that a stable 0.13 release is out for our Mac users, this has become a higher focus. There’s currently a nightly build out for this release. One feature that’s in this release that wasn’t talked about before is the new Pathfinding system and behaviors (for Pro members only). A few features this release will have are AdMob integration, the new rendering engine, and full PlaysTogether support. Check out this thread for more info on release 0.14.1: http://forums.gamesalad.com/discussion/86130/nightly-build-0-14-1/p1.

  6. New marketplace! A lot of information on the upcoming new markeplace was shared in the comments section of the last State of GameSalad post (http://forums.gamesalad.com/discussion/86338/state-of-gamesalad-on-5-15-2015/p1). On top of this we’ve invited some new testers and are continuing work on getting the new marketplace ready for launch.

That’s all I have for you guys. More info will be coming your way next week.

Comments

  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Posts: 8,966Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick GameSalad Employee

    Good update. Thanks, @ForumNinja !

  • MentalDonkeyGamesMentalDonkeyGames Posts: 1,276Member

    Best update in a while. Thank you very much!

    Mental Donkey Games
    Website - Facebook - Twitter

  • waynedarbywaynedarby Posts: 12Member

    Can somebody shed some light for me? Im reading all these comments about how good the new marketplace looks, but I don't see a single difference?

  • MentalDonkeyGamesMentalDonkeyGames Posts: 1,276Member

    @waynedarby It´s not public yet.

    There is a screenshot of it in the last "state of gamesalad" thread.
    forums.gamesalad.com/discussion/86338/state-of-gamesalad-on-5-15-2015/p1

    Mental Donkey Games
    Website - Facebook - Twitter

  • SocksSocks London, UK.Posts: 12,822Member

    Does anyone have any details on the new rendering engine, what it will be capable of, how it will improve on the current rendering engine, possible performance improvements, which specific areas of gameplay it will improve (loading speed, frame rate ?) and so on ?

  • BlackCloakGSBlackCloakGS Posts: 2,250Key Master, Head Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee

    we talked about it at the last GameSalad meetup.

  • mc99093mc99093 Posts: 133Member, PRO

    @Socks

    Here's the video from the meetup that explains the new rendering engine.

  • SocksSocks London, UK.Posts: 12,822Member

    @mc99093 said:
    Socks

    Here's the video from the meetup that explains the new rendering engine.

    Thanks @mc99093, but that video is getting on for a year old (it's from August 2014), is this information still current/relevant as far as anyone knows ?

  • SocksSocks London, UK.Posts: 12,822Member
    edited May 2015

    @BlackCloakGS said:
    we talked about it at the last GameSalad meetup.

    Thanks, I'll see if I can hunt it down (I'm guessing it's on Youtube?)

    . . . . . .

    EDIT: found it - here it is for anyone interested . . .

  • vincent11vincent11 Posts: 1Member

    Is A* Pathfinding a pro feature because it is still in nightly build or will it also be pro only after launch of .14?

  • pHghostpHghost London, UKPosts: 2,301Member

    @vincentrugebregt said:
    Is A* Pathfinding a pro feature because it is still in nightly build or will it also be pro only after launch of .14?

    It will always be PRO.

  • supafly129supafly129 Posts: 453Member, PRO

    @BlackCloakGS @ForumNinja Are there any plans in the near future to re-add the option for iOS7/iOS8 as minimum requirements when publishing? Can you please clarify why this was removed again?

    Since we can't select device compatibility, this is really the only way to ensure users on old devices do not download games/leave poor ratings.

  • jay2dxjay2dx Posts: 610Member

    hi guys, does the new path finding make a game like pacman easy to build now! if so, I'm going to be back on pro membership like tomorrow :) ???

    can i also ask, with the new pathfinding, will a candy crush style game be possible with designed levels that contain blocker actors like all the most popular candy crush style games!

    thanks

  • BlackCloakGSBlackCloakGS Posts: 2,250Key Master, Head Chef, Member, PRO GameSalad Employee

    @supafly129 yes once we get some time to figure out how it should work. We found out some thing is compiled into the binary making impossible to work with our current set up. So we disabled it for the short term.

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