I was going to start with Game Maker 8.1 when i founded an article talking about Game Editor And Game Develop.
I have started to check both programs (Game Editor and Game Develop) because of their free and goo features.
At first sight Game Develop looks like more pulished in the interfaz and close to Game Maker.
Can you please tell me differences and advantages between this two programs? and Game Maker 8.1?
One thing i noticed is that you can define the size of the world in Game Editor and when you zoom out the grid you can notice the grid is divided in the virtual screens that you will have…nice to define levels or the map.
I do not know if i can do something similar with Game Develop.
Another thing i would like to know is how layers works…what is the mask in the grid?..can i define regions? can i put a frame to a game and visualize the game in a region in the middle of screen?
I downloaded the parallax scroll example but the zip is corrupted and i am not able to open it with no one utility…can you tell me how to get a working example ?
How TiledScreen object works? how can i build a map with tiles¿?
How i decided if i want scroll or just when the sprite get the extreme of a scene he goes to another one? can i make the levels in one scene or they must be different scenes?
One thing i noticed is a lack of tutorials compared with game editor.
Do you have any tutorial about platform games using tiled backgrounds, layers with parallax and physics??? it would be great
How i need to create the sprites? Transparent color? masks?
Does Game Develop any scripting? how can i know the scripting functions?
Sorry for this many questions but i feel that this program is very powerfull but difficult to get information …even i see the creator is developing it so for me is good to know that if i decide to work with it is gonna be updated and adding good features.
I am sure that this program is and will be more great with support of comunity.