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Re: Game Develop : Free game development tool
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2014, 01:14:57 am »
Good luck :) Looks like a nice tool, the pictures give me some vibes from when I played around in Consruct awhile ago.

I guess my only real questions before I'd throw money are:
1. What advantages does this have over Construct2 or Game Maker? (Free is the obvious one, just curious if there's anything else specifically they don't do that you do).

2. I know you say it may be open source if you raise enough, but if not are there any plans for source code licensing or similar of the main tool?
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Re: Game Develop : Free game development tool
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2014, 11:18:15 am »
Telling from the IndieGogo page, your project looks quite mature and user-friendly. Do you have videos that give a rough impression of how GameDevelop works and what it can do? They needn't be tutorials, maybe just some trailer-like screencasts :)
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Re: Game Develop : Free game development tool
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2014, 01:14:16 pm »

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Re: Game Develop : Free game development tool
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2014, 03:52:39 pm »
Thanks Cpl.Bator, I've added GD to the list  :D
Nexus, there is (a quite old and) short video here: or the beginner tutorial:

I should create a new video in the next few weeks to promote GD  :)

MorleyDev, part of GD are already open source, you can browse the repositories here : https://github.com/4ian/GD-Extensions and https://github.com/4ian/GDJS

Compared to C2, GD is available on Ubuntu (GD is made using cross platform technologies), support native games development, events are translated to C++ or JS (should be more efficient and games can't be reversed engineered). Some features are also designed to be more powerful (variables support the use of arbitrary structure, for example any variable can be parsed to/from JSON).
Concerning Game Maker, both C2 and GD are based on events which I think is a better way of creating games without asking the user to learn a new (and proprietary) language like the GML. Game Maker drag'n'drop approach is more limited and not as powerful.  :)

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Re: Game Develop : Free game development tool
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2014, 02:04:12 pm »
Good news for developers, Game Develop is now released as an open source software!

GD is one of the most powerful and comprehensive software to create games without programming, and is now open to contributions from any developer. Sources are available on my GitHub account: https://github.com/4ian/gd
You can read the announcement on the official forum: http://compilgames.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=5323 and on twitter: https://twitter.com/Game_Develop/status/483741727262801921

Do not hesitate to spread the word, lots of new users could be interested by the fact that GD is now fully open source, and lots of developers could be interested in contributing to this unique piece of software! :D

Let me know if you have any question concerning GD!  :D Documentation for developers is available online here: http://4ian.github.io/GD-Documentation/