Non game templates

JasperzHDJasperzHD Member Posts: 18

Does anyone know where I can find any non game templates which can be brought or are free. Have looked around for a while but can't seem to find any!

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  • pHghostpHghost London, UKMember Posts: 2,302

    Are you looking for anything specific?

    (BTW, you can bring all your templates for free, nobody will judge. :trollface: )

  • jamie_cjamie_c ImagineLabs.rocks Member, BASIC Posts: 5,660

    "non-game" covers a wide area, like @pHghost‌ says, can you be more specific?

  • wrhmediawrhmedia Member Posts: 70

    What kind of non-game templates are you looking for? I have a recipe template created with GameSalad.

  • JasperzHDJasperzHD Member Posts: 18

    Im looking for a "Game guide style template". With simple sections pages to put text which scroll vertically.

  • jamie_cjamie_c ImagineLabs.rocks Member, BASIC Posts: 5,660

    If I were going to publish a 'book' style app, I'd use iBooks Author. But of course that is only good for iDevices.

  • pHghostpHghost London, UKMember Posts: 2,302
    edited September 2014

    @JasperzHD said:
    Im looking for a "Game guide style template". With simple sections pages to put text which scroll vertically.

    Just text, or images as well? iPhone, iPad, Universal?

  • JasperzHDJasperzHD Member Posts: 18

    iPhone and iPad. With Images and text. I just feel an app will sell better than a book as a game guide.

  • pHghostpHghost London, UKMember Posts: 2,302

    @JasperzHD said:
    iPhone and iPad. With Images and text.

    That's what I was afraid of. The problem here is that working with text in GS is far from ideal.

    Text reflow (to support different screen sizes, devices and dynamically place pictures into text) is non-existent in GS.

    In this case I would suggest looking elsewhere for your solution.

  • zzap64zzap64 Member Posts: 405

    Plus Amazon have options, their KDP process and their more recent Kindle Kid's creator software. Personally I still use GS to create interactive books.

  • jorkosjorkos Member, PRO Posts: 353

    @JasperzHD‌ if it is just a book then apple will reject it if you submit as an app....it has happened to me.....there has to be some kind of play element

  • ArmellineArmelline Member, PRO Posts: 4,916

    As I mentioned in our PM exchange, you're going to struggle to do what you want in GameSalad without a significant investment of time. And what @pHghost says about text in GameSalad is sadly very true. It's horrendous.

    • No wrapping text unless it's at the top of the actor
    • What wrapping of text there is is far from intelligent and often just stupid
    • There is no way of knowing where the top and bottom of text is, so unless you can pre-define the space a block of text will take up or wrap it manually so you know the line-count, you cannot accurate predict where the end of it will be
    • There are limited fonts, and no bold, italics etc.

    etc. etc.

    I have no experience of them, but perhaps something like one of these would better suit you:

    http://www.appmakr.com/
    http://ibuildapp.com/

    There are many others.

    If you're good with web development there are several ways to leverage that, too.

  • JasperzHDJasperzHD Member Posts: 18

    Thanks for the helpful comments guys. I hope Gamesalad can fix this text issue. Armelline thanks I will check out the links.

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