6. GS Creator for Windows

6.01 – Getting Started with Creator for Windows

Welcome to GameSalad!  Our Windows Creator tool allows people just like you to publish games to the Android and HTML5 platforms. Thousands of people have benefited from Creator’s drag and drop game creation method. Video games provide a unique and powerful medium for sharing your ideas with the entire world.  In the following pages, you...

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6.02 – Installing Windows Creator

Installing Windows Creator on your PC Begin by visiting http://gamesalad.com/download?platform=windows.  Click the big blue button that says "Download Now!". Choose where to save the installer. Be sure to note this location! Navigate to the save location and double-click the installer to begin. This will launch the GameSalad Creator Setup Wizard. NOTE: You may receive a security warning...

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6.03 – Windows Creator Manual

OK, so maybe a sword isn't necessary. How about a book instead? To help you get started with making your games, we've created a manual to introduce some of the basics. This will provide you with an overview of the layout and concepts used in GameSalad Creator. Download the Windows Creator manual by clicking here!...

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6.04 – Preparing your PC for Android development (Part 1)

Android Publishing This tutorial will walk through the process of downloading and installing the tools you need to publish to an Android device.   Download the Java SDK (“JDK”) installer here. The current required version is JDK 8. NOTE: Make sure you download the correct version (32-bit or 64-bit) based on your computer’s operating system...

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6.05 – Preparing your PC for Android development (Part 2)

Now that you have the tools installed, the following steps will show you how to configure the Android SDK for use. Navigate to the 'Android-SDK' folder on your computer. Double-click the 'Platform-tools' folder. Right-click on 'Platform-tools' in the address bar and click 'Copy Address' Click the Start Menu, right-click on 'Computer', click 'Properties', and click...

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6.06 – Preparing your Android device

You will want to test your games out on your personal Android device(s) prior to submitting them for review by app distributors. The instructions below detail how to prepare your device for use with the GameSalad Creator. Setting up your device On your Android phone or Android tablet, go to 'Settings', and then to 'Manage...

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6.07 – Testing on an Android Device

NOTE: It is ALWAYS recommended that you test your work during development and especially prior to submitting it for distribution. Two methods of "on-device" testing are available to you through Windows Creator: the GameSalad Viewer and ad-hoc testing. Testing with the GameSalad Viewer The GameSalad Viewer allows you to test your project on a simulator...

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6.08 – Windows Creator publishing walkthrough

In this Cookbook article, we’ll be walking through the various aspects of the Web Publishing flow. For developers new to GameSalad Creator, publishing refers to the act of taking your project file and turning it into an .app (Mac Desktop, iPhone, or iPad game), a signed and unsigned .apk (Android publishing, which is a feature available...

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