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Is my hatred of GameSalad still justified?

01-15-2013, 12:59 AM
#1
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Is my hatred of GameSalad still justified?

Okay, so long story short, back when I was a regular here and was here every day for like a year and a half, I obviously came across many apps and games. Well through these discoveries, I had a revelation: GameSalad was absolutely atrocious, and it was a scientific fact that if the game was made with GameSalad, it would suck immensely.

There was one exception. It was a 2D sidescrolling shooter with 8-bit graphics. I'm not sure what the name is anymore, but that was a good one. Actually, wait, I think a name just popped up: Max Vector? Who knows if that holds any significance.

Aaaaanyways, I was wondering if my hatred of GameSalad still holds true and is still justified nowadays. Or are there more apps coming out that demonstrate GameSalad in a more positive and competent light?

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01-15-2013, 01:12 AM
#2
Joined: Dec 2011
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Originally Posted by MasterChief3624 View Post
Okay, so long story short, back when I was a regular here and was here every day for like a year and a half, I obviously came across many apps and games. Well through these discoveries, I had a revelation: GameSalad was absolutely atrocious, and it was a scientific fact that if the game was made with GameSalad, it would suck immensely.

There was one exception. It was a 2D sidescrolling shooter with 8-bit graphics. I'm not sure what the name is anymore, but that was a good one. Actually, wait, I think a name just popped up: Max Vector? Who knows if that holds any significance.

Aaaaanyways, I was wondering if my hatred of GameSalad still holds true and is still justified nowadays. Or are there more apps coming out that demonstrate GameSalad in a more positive and competent light?
Your first instinct is usually correct.
I steer clear from anything labeled gamesalad. I used to make games when I was like 13 with this engine called game maker.. I'd make the most pathetic "games" things like penises having to collect tacos. Gamesalad reminds me of that. Your not a developer if you have to use gamesalad, end of story. And there's only so many templates, doesn't matter what is released by who, it's all the same template, just with different sprites.

01-15-2013, 03:42 AM
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I haven't seen a GameSalad game in aaaages. Pretty sure they only lasted a year or so, in the first wave of iPhone games. Then came all the big boys like a more serious EA, and Gameloft, and blew it out of the water. Good riddence!

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01-15-2013, 03:52 AM
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Just replied in that other thread

I used to dislike Gamesalad games, BUT they must have upgraded the Gamesalad software as theres been a few games (have to find the names of them) of games i enjoyed and i couldnt believe they were gamesalad games (as to me they all looked roughly the same, same basic gameplay etc).

I'm not as negative about GS games as i used to be
01-15-2013, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by lord-sam View Post
I haven't seen a GameSalad game in aaaages. Pretty sure they only lasted a year or so, in the first wave of iPhone games. Then came all the big boys like a more serious EA, and Gameloft, and blew it out of the water. Good riddence!
Gamesalad is a game engine, not a developer.

And as pj said, gamesalad has been updated and if a game is made well, you won't even notice it's made with gamesalad anymore.
01-15-2013, 08:06 AM
#6
Mazes and monster ran on game salad engine didn't it not. Now there's another game that might have the engine ill look up the name
01-15-2013, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by bramblett05 View Post
Mazes and monster ran on game salad engine didn't it not. Now there's another game that might have the engine ill look up the name
The developer of Mazes and Monsters, Monster Robot Studios, has done some masterful stuff with GameSalad like BeyondDead. I think there are still some limitations (awkward loading time) due to GameSalad but hatred is such a strong word.
01-15-2013, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by undeadcow View Post
The developer of Mazes and Monsters, Monster Robot Studios, has done some masterful stuff with GameSalad like BeyondDead. I think there are still some limitations (awkward loading time) due to GameSalad but hatred is such a strong word.
Loading times killed both of those games with me I had to delete them.
01-15-2013, 09:14 AM
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Loading times killed both of those games with me I had to delete them.
You youngsters (gets out the violin) back in my day we had to wait 5 minutes for a game to load ! Now a game takes 10 secs and people delete them !

Agree about BeyondDead, had tons of potential but didnt enjoy that as much as i thought i would. Mazes and monsters isnt too slow, theres lots of premier priced games which take a while to load up and between levels
01-15-2013, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
You youngsters (gets out the violin) back in my day we had to wait 5 minutes for a game to load ! Now a game takes 10 secs and people delete them !

Agree about BeyondDead, had tons of potential but didnt enjoy that as much as i thought i would. Mazes and monsters isnt too slow, theres lots of premier priced games which take a while to load up and between levels
Five minutes? You're serious?