Hello from Marilyn

thetoymakerthetoymaker Member Posts: 7
edited November -1 in Introductions
Hello all! I'm working on my first game. I'm a children's book writer and illustrator and I am so happy to find this place.

Thanks to everyone for the tutorials. Just spiff!

Marilyn.

thetoymaker.com

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  • AsymptoteellAsymptoteell Member Posts: 1,362
    WELCOME!

    Asymptoteell
  • UtopianGamesUtopianGames Member Posts: 5,689
    Welcome to GS!

    Darren.
  • osucowboy18osucowboy18 Member Posts: 1,307
    Welcome to GameSalad thetoymaker! If you have any questions, just post on the forums. There is always someone around 24/7 that can help you. You can also find answers to some questions by searching the forum and the wiki as well. Be sure to check out the GameSalad Cookbook Channel on YouTube for some great demos. Look forward to seeing what you can do!

    - Alex
  • thetoymakerthetoymaker Member Posts: 7
    Asymptoteell, Darren, Alex, thanks so much.

    I'm working my way through the tutorials. I had a lot of fun with the pachinko game.

    Best thoughts,

    Marilyn.
  • NesesitaGamesNesesitaGames Member Posts: 160
    Welcome, Marilyn! Good to see another female face here :)

    Also, I checked out your site- beautiful, beautiful work. Can't wait to see it translated to the iPad/iPhone!

    Lorraine
  • thetoymakerthetoymaker Member Posts: 7
    Lorraine! Hello! Thanks for the kind words about my website. I've got a few little practice things that I've been futzing with. I'm so happy because I got a button to play music and change color.

    Is there a place to post projects in process? So far I haven't been paying enough attention to the size of the entire game. Is there a rule of thumb for the whole game in terms of size? I have no idea, 5k or 5mgs.

    Marilyn
  • NesesitaGamesNesesitaGames Member Posts: 160
    I've just been here a few months, so I'm fairly new myself ;-) And I've never uploaded a game in progress here. Maybe one of the other guys can chime in?

    As to size- are you building for the iPhone or iPad? AFAIK, you'll want to keep your iPhone game below 20mb to be downloadable over 3G.
  • thetoymakerthetoymaker Member Posts: 7
    20mgs? No problem! That shouldn't be too hard. I'm using pngs. I gotta figure out how to get my music file a bit smaller. So much to learn!

    Thanks! Marilyn
  • calvin9403calvin9403 Member Posts: 3,186
    welcome to GS
    osucowboy18 said:
    Welcome to GameSalad thetoymaker! If you have any questions, just post on the forums. There is always someone around 24/7 that can help you. You can also find answers to some questions by searching the forum and the wiki as well. Be sure to check out the GameSalad Cookbook Channel on YouTube for some great demos. Look forward to seeing what you can do!

    - Alex

    ya , there is a lot of good members here
    NesesitaGames said:
    I've just been here a few months, so I'm fairly new myself ;-) And I've never uploaded a game in progress here. Maybe one of the other guys can chime in?

    As to size- are you building for the iPhone or iPad? AFAIK, you'll want to keep your iPhone game below 20mb to be downloadable over 3G.

    I don't understand apple, why do they have this limit
  • MotherHooseMotherHoose Member Posts: 2,456
    calvin9403 said:
    ...
    I don't understand apple, why do they have this limit

    think it isn't Apple but more with ensuring that device downloads don't exceed carrier bandwave max ... or perhaps the device's capacity...

    you can download larger apps to desktop and then sync into the devices...

    ==
    also in attempts to keep your creations as compact as possible...
    ImageOptim
    it is free and does a fantastic job of optimizing your images... getting rid extraneous info in their files...

    ==

    Greetings Marilynn and Lorraine...Enjoy!

    MH
  • NesesitaGamesNesesitaGames Member Posts: 160
    Hi MotherHoose :)

    +1 for ImageOptim. And while we're on the subject of optimization, I use UtopianGames' Project Optimizer tool a LOT. It's saved me a lot of time, and is worth every penny.
  • MotherHooseMotherHoose Member Posts: 2,456
    also checkout these sites

    Marilyn's
    Lorraine's

    you two do great and very creative work... and can't wait till we get to play one of your creations...

    you're going to add a lot of exciting things to the our world...

    MH
  • DrGlickertDrGlickert Member Posts: 1,135
    Hi Marilyn,

    I'm the forum Doctor. Let me know if you need anything. ;-)
  • NesesitaGamesNesesitaGames Member Posts: 160
    Aw, MotherHoose that's most kind of you :) Thanks!
  • thetoymakerthetoymaker Member Posts: 7
    Jeepers, i thought that folks in kid's books were nice. I feel like I've been invited to the coolest party. :-)

    DrG, thanks, I've got a list of questions that I'm going to post soon.

    Nesesita, awesome game trailer! Meatball Joe looks delish!

    Now back to work!

    Marilyn

    --

    Don't be afraid to attempt something new.

    Remember, it was amateurs who built the ark.

    It was professionals who built the Titanic.
  • quantumsheepquantumsheep Member Posts: 8,188
    Glad to see a new friendly face! Welcome :D

    Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home...
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Quantum_Sheep
    Web: http://www.quantum-sheep.com

  • ChaserChaser Member Posts: 1,453
    Hey there! Hope you enjoy your stay!
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