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Post » Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:41 am

Hi, ok, I have read some news.

http://gmc.yoyogames.com/index.php?showtopic=518683&pid=3826167&st=0&#entry3826167

I cannot believe that GM HTML5 will be released later in this month!! In fact, GM HTML5 entered the beta stage early in this month. Is the beta stage too short? I also cannot believe that GM Studio will be released in this year. This GM Studio allows users to make games for iOS, Android, PSP and HTML5. oh...perhaps YoYo and GM will become a giant in this industry soon. Unity3d is another giant in the industry.

Other companies(Construct, MMF2, Torque2D, Game Editor, etc.) should not let GameMaker win so easily!!!!!!
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Post » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:10 am

Win what?
...but this is mostly psychological. Check my devlog
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Post » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:21 am

GM had a head start in this "competition"
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Post » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:19 am

The only real thing going for them is Studio, since its a complete rewrite of GameMaker. That product is aim at professional developers and will not be affordable to the standard consumer.

What interests me more is that they are rewriting all the builds next year, which includes standard, plus more features. That's when it will be much more ahead of Scirras' attempt at this market.

Just hope Scirra hires more help in the future.... too much work for such a small operation to program features quickly and still keep up with the community demands...
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Post » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:07 pm

Doesn't anyone find it odd that 1) GM is generally considered a scripting tool, in order to do anything useful, and 2) if you can code, why would you buy an expensive tool to code in when you can just code in javascript with many excellent free tools and libraries available?

Not sure who's supposed to be going for that.

Obviously C2 is a non-coding solution. Not only does that make it really useful for non-programmers making HTML5 stuff, but it also makes it very different to GM, so I don't think there's any need for anyone to panic.Ashley2011-09-08 13:08:47
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Post » Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:54 pm

I have seen some amazing games on gm using only the drag and drop feature.But gm is targeted at people that wants to learn more about programming.Is there any other app to Compare CS2 with which uses an event system?,I haven't seen one yet.

Construct classic and Construct 2 are the easiest apps to work with.And i have tried almost all the other game making apps.Gm may be ahead of launching a html5 game making app ,But that just gives the devs at scirra more time to create a better app.
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Post » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:19 pm

Nice advertisement. Does YoYo Games pay well?
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Post » Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:20 pm

It's ok Tokinsom, it's a legitimate newsworthy thing to post.

Like Ash said, we think GM is flawed especially in regards to HTML5. If you are going to learn a scripting language to make HTML5 games - why not learn Javascript? We want to make Construct 2 mainly targeted to non programmers.

It does seem that a lot of things are stirring and cogs are starting to move in YoYo games, will be interesting to see what happens. But our confidence in our product remains steadfast!Tom2011-09-08 15:21:35
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Post » Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:30 pm

I think it's a reasonable assumption that Yo Yo have seen what is happening with 'other' HTML 5 products and have pushed hard to get something out of the door. Whether it's what people actually want or require is another matter entirely :/zenox982011-09-08 15:36:08
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Post » Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:32 pm

^^; Sorry I wasn't trying to be mean, just making a joke.
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