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GameSalad Essentials

By : Miguel DeQuadros
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GameSalad Essentials

By: Miguel DeQuadros

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Chapter 1. Setting Up GameSalad

Do you have an amazing idea for a game? Do you want to create the next Super Mario, Portal, or Half-Life? (The gaming community could probably release the third instalment of Half-Life sooner than Valve, but hey! I joke.)

But wait! I know what you're thinking, "Man! I have no idea how to do any of that fancy fandangled coding." That's why you've come to the right place! I'm going to guide you through a fantastic program called GameSalad. What is GameSalad you ask? It's a great studio for creating multi-platform, super powerful games, and requires no coding! Everything is behavior based, but we'll get into that a little later. In this chapter, we are going to look at some of the following:

  • What's new in GameSalad version 0.11

  • Downloading and installing GameSalad

  • A quick tour of GameSalad's interface

For those of you who have used GameSalad in the past, this is just a refresher course; for those of you who haven't, sit tight and enjoy the ride! First, let's see what's new in GameSalad.