State of GameSalad on 11-21-2014
Hello again all you GameSalad fans! I’ve gathered up some info to share with you guys, enjoy!
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".
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!
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!
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!
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/
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.
Cross platform creator. Great progress here and we’re still keeping quiet, but looking forward to sharing time!
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.
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!