Introduction to Mobile Games Development with Gamesalad
What you'll learn
- You will learn how to create your own mobile and desktop games using Gamesalad.
- You will learn about the elements (sprites, behaviors, physics, sounds, and more) that make a successful game.
- You will learn to think like a game developer.
- There are downloadable source files and supplementary information to compliment the lectures.
- Interactive quizzes will let you test your knowledge of the subjects covered.
- By the end of this course you will have completed 3 different video games.
- FREE download of Gamesalad Creator for either Macintosh or Windows computers.
- Mac OSX Lion or later, Core 2 Duo or later CPU required. Minimum of 2GB of RAM recommended
- Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8, Core 2 Duo or later CPU required. Minimum of 2GB of RAM recommended
Since the launch of the Apple App Store in 2008, games have been one of the most downloaded categories of apps for iOS devices, the same holds true for the Android App Stores. Most people seem to think games are very hard to build because they require a lot of difficult to learn programming knowledge. But in this class I will teach you how easy it is to make your own games with NO programming knowledge at all.
No prior programming or game development experience is needed for this class. In this class you will learn how to use Gamesalad Creator to create three different video games. You'll learn:
- How to set up and use Gamesalad's development environment
- How to think like a game developer
- About key game elements like sprites, behaviors, audio, and more
- How to set up different kinds of player interaction, keyboard for desktop games and touch controls for mobile games
- How to add physics to your games
- How to publish your games as HTML 5 and post it on your own webpage
The three games that you will have completed by the end of class are:
- Classic Pong
- An Endless Runner
- And a Physics Puzzle game
All three games can be previewed for FREE from the lecture outline below!
Learn Gamesalad Book! I have recently published a book titled "Learn Mobile Game Development in One Day Using Gamesalad". While it is NOT required to complete this class it is a great companion to learn more details about Gamesalad and also contains four entirely different game building exercises. Udemy does not allow live links in this area so if you are interested in the book, simple do a Google search and it should pop right up for you.
Some features of Gamesalad Creator include:
Gamesalad offers a FREE 15 day free trial of their software which should be plenty of time to work through the lessons in this class. After the 15 day free trial you are able to continue using Gamesalad on a monthly or yearly basis through various subscription plans.
- IOS and Android Publishing
- Web Publishing with HTML 5
- Publish to Macintosh and Windows computers
- Publish to both the Kindle and the Nook
- Built in Physics engine
- Simple Drag & Drop user interface
Sign up now and you'll have all the knowledge you need to create and publish your own video games in no time!
Note: Gamesalad has versions that work on both the Macintosh and Windows operating systems. This course uses the Macintosh version for all of the lessons, while all of the functionality is the same between operating systems, the interface is different so Windows users will see different window and menu layouts in their software. If you are a Windows user consider watching the free preview of Lecture 3 where I discuss the differences between the Windows and Macintosh versions.
If you are a Windows user please be sure and watch and read the Windows lectures in Section 8 Bonus Material first!
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to learn to make their own video games
- Anyone who wants to make their games available for Macintosh, Windows, Android, iOS, and HTML 5 platforms.
Jamie Cross is a graphic designer that has been working in the field for nearly 25 years. He is currently a partner at Clay Communications, a graphic design studio located near Pittsburgh, PA.
Jamie has published games to the Apple App Store, written articles about game development for the tuts.plus network of websites and runs his own website with lots of information about game and app development in general.
Jamie is also a professional illustrator and photographer who sells his work through various stock photography agencies and by commission.