What's New

• New quick zoom text option. (Magnifying glass icon)
• Updated with information for GameSalad v.0.9.88

App Description

Learn how to create Mac, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and web games with this comprehensive GameSalad guide. The game creation process is covered from the conception stages to publishing and marketing your app on the iTunes Store.

This book teaches the basics of GameSalad, and then move towards more advanced topics — math, physics, optimization, content creation, common game elements, publishing and marketing. Avoid common pitfalls with the critical knowledge contained in this book. With more than 56,000 words and hundreds of images, the GameSalad software is explained with detailed descriptions, easy to understand instructions and straightforward lingo.

The basic version of GameSalad is free. No coding is necessary with this Mac software. GameSalad is easy to use. The information contained in this app makes it even easier.

Table of Contents:

• Edition Page
• Foreword
• Chapter #1 - What Is GameSalad?
• Chapter #2 - Getting Started
• Chapter #3 - Game Ideas
• Chapter #4 - The Basics
• Chapter #5 - Math
• Chapter #6 - Physics
• Chapter #7 - Controls
• Chapter #8 - Common Game Elements
• Chapter #9 - Enemies
• Chapter #10 - Setting the Scene
• Chapter #11 - Graphics
• Chapter #12 - Audio
• Chapter #13 - Platformer
• Chapter #14 - Space Shooter
• Chapter #15 - Bouncing Balls
• Chapter #16 - Puzzle Games
• Chapter #17 - Testing
• Chapter #18 - Optimization
• Chapter #19 - Fun
• Chapter #20 - App Publishing
• Chapter #21 - Mac Publishing
• Chapter #22 - Web Publishing
• Chapter #23 - Pseudo 3D
• Chapter #24 - Particles
• Chapter #25 - Limit Smashing
• Chapter #26 - Promoting Your Games
• Chapter #27 - The Future

Do you know an aspiring game developer? This book can make a great gift! Select "Gift This App" from the iTunes software to give the gift of knowledge.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • July 06, 2011 New version 1.2
  • August 31, 2011 New version 1.25
  • December 15, 2011 New version 1.40