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Your words wound me!

08-03-2010, 10:23 AM
#1
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 378
Your words wound me!

I read this on the main page today...

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one of the few games made with GameSalad that I'm able to tolerate.
Those words wound me! I'm in the process of writing a GameSalad Textbook, which shows how to make quality games with GameSalad. Also, I made Arcade Action and Commove... I think both are good games made with GameSalad.

Does Touch Arcade accept promo codes? I think that this discontent with GameSalad games is not entirely deserved.

Michael Garofalo - App Developer and author of The Unofficial GameSalad Textbook.
08-03-2010, 10:29 AM
#2
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,968
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Originally Posted by Photics View Post
Those words wound me! I'm in the process of writing a GameSalad Textbook, which shows how to make quality games with GameSalad. Also, I made Arcade Action and Commove... I think both are good games made with GameSalad.
The words "Made with GameSalad" used to make me cringe - not for the reasons most people would expect, but for the fact that it guaranteed that if it was a landscape game, it would be upside-down for us iPod Touch users. Seems that has been fixed.

Favorite GameSalad games are An Impossible Game and Danger Cats!

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Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
Squids!?

Worst idea ever!

08-03-2010, 10:35 AM
#3
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 378
Heh, I am saving up for the pro version of GameSalad. I'm looking forward to removing the loading screen from all of my GameSalad games. It can be retroactive, as I'm planning to launch updates to all of my previously released games.

Although, their logo is cute. It's going to be tough for me to create something better.

Michael Garofalo - App Developer and author of The Unofficial GameSalad Textbook.
08-03-2010, 03:43 PM
#4
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Originally Posted by Photics View Post
I think that this discontent with GameSalad games is not entirely deserved.
I think it's completely deserved, to be honest. The ratio of games made with GameSalad that are genuinely fine as opposed to the ones that are utter crap is realistically somewhere in the realm of 1:50, from my personal experience, at least. Your games may be fine, Max Vector is fine. There's no denying that if the right person is behind it, they can actually work with GameSalad and make a decent game. But the general population of GameSalad developers is, quite frankly, horrendous at making games, it seems.

But there is that very tiny tiny fraction of folks that do have talent with making games, and know how to make GameSalad work. It's just a shame that the majority of GameSalad developers don't get the clue

わたしのねこはがこうえいきます。
私の猫は学校絵行きます。

Last edited by MasterChief3624; 08-04-2010 at 04:23 AM.
08-04-2010, 03:27 AM
#5
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 5,678
Yea GameSalad is definitely er..Not my favorite. I don't think I've played a GS game I've kept on my iPod for more than a day.
08-14-2010, 08:02 AM
#6
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 378
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Originally Posted by Photics View Post
Those words wound me! I'm in the process of writing a GameSalad Textbook, which shows how to make quality games with GameSalad.
The Unofficial GameSalad Textbook is finished. The feedback from the developers is great! You can see the GameSalad Forums for yourself...

http://gamesalad.com/forums/topic.php?id=9300

Also, there are two new GameSalad games that you might like...
  • Bumps
  • Attack of the Kracken

The community is new, but it is growing and it seems to be getting better.

Michael Garofalo - App Developer and author of The Unofficial GameSalad Textbook.
08-14-2010, 08:13 AM
#7
I really like Bumps but just this morning I was playing it, waiting for a loading screen and thought to myself - darn this Game Salad, this game is better than that.

For sure Bumps is good but Game Salad just creates long load times, detrimental to squeezing in a level or two of a game quickly, among other limitations.

It's great that the community is growing and all but will the quality of the engine and therefore the apps? They are only as good as what they are given to use and some of them just don't know their own ability enough to trust making the same game with a better engine.
08-14-2010, 08:22 AM
#8
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 378
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Originally Posted by New England Gamer View Post
I really like Bumps but just this morning I was playing it, waiting for a loading screen and thought to myself - darn this Game Salad, this game is better than that.
Yeah, the loading times are terrible. Although, it seems that they just raised a million bucks. Maybe they'll be able to invest more in their software.

Michael Garofalo - App Developer and author of The Unofficial GameSalad Textbook.
08-14-2010, 09:35 AM
#9
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Swansea, UK
Posts: 8,376
Game Salad is fugly.

Invaders Must Die.
08-28-2010, 05:23 PM
#10
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 378
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Originally Posted by sammysin View Post
Game Salad is fugly.
There are some pretty GameSalad games... like Bumps...

...and I think the cover of my Textbook looks sexy!

Michael Garofalo - App Developer and author of The Unofficial GameSalad Textbook.