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Game-making editor
« on: August 20, 2013, 04:51:08 AM »
Hey everyone,
I hope you’re having an awesome day. I’m excited to tell you about a really cool game making platform we’ve been pouring the last year into. It’s called Gameleon! It’s a cloud based game editor and publishing platform that we’d really like to get some feedback on.

Why is it so exciting? Well, let’s put it like this. Have you ever wanted to create your own game, and publish it online for thousands of people to play? Well, you can’t really do that without some programming experience, technical know how, dedicated hardware and much more.

You’ll probably want to know straight away what kind of games you can make with Gameleon, and to keep the answer short, you can make 2D and isometric MMORPG’s and similar games ( single player RPG’s, hack and slash games, point and click adventures and so on). In fact, to showcase this exact point we’ve taken an iconic RPG - Diablo 2 - and re-created its first few levels.
It tooks us two days to extract models and textures from the original Diablo and import them into our editor. Check out the result for yourselves: and remember this is in a browser!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31tkQ4tp_2c

We designed it with user-friendliness in mind, and specifically tailored it to people who are non-technical in such a way that it doesn’t require any knowledge of programming languages, animation, etc. It’s very intuitive and 100% visual: everything is done with a drag and drop interface, and the scripting and AI behaviors and such are all pretty easy.
The finished editor will also have an Asset Market, where you can upload assets made for your games and auction them to others (or give them away for free). This means that not only game creators will want to use Gameleon, but also artists and programmers, sound designers and recorders, who will be able to get a buck out of helping people with bits and pieces to make their own games.
We’ve entered open beta recently and have opened up the beta version editor to the world.

We’d really like to get your feedback on this.
We’ve made a quick tutorial video to showcase the creation process using a quick, basic 2D map. Check it out!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T1MBu8qJEc

You can access the live editor at http://editor.gameleon.co/
In the left hand side of the interface there are resources and links to get you started: you’ll find maps and skins to start making maps for the beta, as well as links to the community and to the contact form, videos and more. We’ve tried to make it so that you have an easy time getting started.

When we started out making Gameleon, we had a vision: to reinvent how the world creates and consumes online multiplayer games. To take game making from the elite few big companies and make it accessible to the vast majority of gamers out there. To crowdsource game making, if you will. We want to democratize game making, and we need you to do this!

If you like what you’ve read so far, please, gives us a hand and test out the editor! We’re excited to get your feedback and suggestions.
Contacts us: contact@gameleon.co
Website: www.gameleon.co
Facebook: http://goo.gl/Ey2bTO
Twitter: www.twitter.com/GameleonMain
Beta Editor Link: www.editor.gameleon.co
Have fun! :D

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Re: Game-making editor
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2013, 04:25:14 PM »
Looks cool. Strictly an advertisement post but it's in the correct spot and looks like a useful tool so I'll allow it.

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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2013, 07:08:10 AM »
Thank you!
We're trying to raise a community and get some feedback;this way we can improve the editor.
It is a simple but powerful tool and once the full version will be available, we're sure people will do amazing stuff using it.

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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2013, 12:04:12 AM »
Well, I am interested to see where this project goes and I'm going to post my first impressions here...

First off, I don't like how you advertise it. I like the idea of this kind of software, but I think you're giving people the wrong idea (quote, from the front page, "TRY NOW! / Games in minutes"). That is a falsehood, and anything with any amount of quality and uniqueness requires some effort from the end user.

I watched through the quick start video. It looks like a powerful tool and I'll be interested to see if anyone develops good games using it... Personally I'm working on some projects of my own already and I don't know if I want to put in the time required to learn to use this tool but I suppose I'll keep it in mind.

I do wonder... What can it do beyond what's in this example of and RPG style game? Does it make other kinds of games? How customizable is the behavior of the game-world? What if I wanted to make, say, a platformer like Mario Bros. Could I do it?
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2013, 06:42:07 AM »
Well, I am interested to see where this project goes and I'm going to post my first impressions here...

First off, I don't like how you advertise it. I like the idea of this kind of software, but I think you're giving people the wrong idea (quote, from the front page, "TRY NOW! / Games in minutes"). That is a falsehood, and anything with any amount of quality and uniqueness requires some effort from the end user.

You are perfectly right! Any tool requires a bit of effort to learn and my team chose to advertise it like that because our editor is easier to use given the fact that is mostly drag and drop oriented. However, it may take some time to figure out how to use certain features because of their complexity. I'm really glad you pointed out this and we will discuss about it

I do wonder... What can it do beyond what's in this example of and RPG style game? Does it make other kinds of games? How customizable is the behavior of the game-world? What if I wanted to make, say, a platformer like Mario Bros. Could I do it?

The first full version of the editor will be able to create only RPG games,but keep in mind that our platform is multiplayer by default, so we are actually talking about MMORPG's as well. In the future we will improve the editor so that you will be able to create more types of games.
The behavior customization is very complex: you can create a wide variety of scenarios,starting from the most simple ones where you complete a quest and get a reward for example, to the more complicated ones where you can add a whole number of actions,events,quest lines,achievements,instance changes,attributes changes,faction changes,even phasing.
There is no limit to how much you want to script the behaviors.

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Re: Game-making editor
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2013, 10:53:25 AM »
This is HTML 5 using websockets right?

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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2013, 02:39:24 AM »
This is HTML 5 using websockets right?
Yup! ^,^

Some good news!
After winning the 4th place at Intel Business Challenge Europe and securing a place in the competition for the grand prize at Intel Business Challenge Global that will be held in California, Gameleon is proud to announce 2 new big events:

Microsoft BizSpark Plus!
A very exclusive startup development program by the most prestigious software multinational in the world,Microsoft gave us free software and support, developer tools, and training to build apps & scale our business.  Not only that, BizSpark offers technology to get us in the cloud and free access to Windows Stores and free promotion to the global BizSpark community.

Webit Congress Startup Challenge!
834 startups applied for the Global Webit StartUpChallenge from all around the globe - Europe, Asia, Africa, America, Middle East and Australia. Gameleon had a huge success and won the semi-finals,along with 24 other talented teams.
http://webitcongress.com/en/2013/startup-semi-finalists.html

Next stop: Istanbul and California!

Meanwhile,we added new features in the editor and we will release new video tutorials about quest editor,achievement editor and other great stuff.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2013, 02:57:35 AM by Gameleon »

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Re: Game-making editor
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2013, 08:37:56 AM »
Hi, it's me again :D

I wanted to update you with our latest tutorial : How to create quests using Gameleon.
you can find the video over here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ8l5l3fPRY or here http://www.gameleon.co/media#!prettyPhoto[gal]/7/
and we will also add a written guide of how to do it by Monday.

We will soon have video tutorials for achievements, bag and loot editor too.
Enjoy!

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Re: Game-making editor
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2013, 04:11:23 AM »
Hi guys,

We have released a new video tutorial about How to create Achievements using Gameleon
Check it out! :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb24eJC2idQ

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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2013, 02:05:25 AM »
We've talked a lot about Gameleon, we've encouraged you to check it out and tell us your opinions,but now it is time for you to play with it!

Gameleon is now live!
The platform already comes with assets and themes built in, so you can start playing with the Editor and creating content right away, exploring it’s built-in content and creating new ones with ease.

We've also implemented a new system: each action in Gameleon is rewarded with points that unlock new and exciting content to make games with.

We’re proud to have received quite a bit of recognition for the innovative ideas behind its power and simplicity, such as the  “Innovation in Internet, Mobile and Software Computing Prize” at the Intel Global Challenge 2013 in Berkeley (as well as Best Pitch) or the IXIA Innovation Award in 2012. We’re also proud of our partnerships with Mozilla (through their WebFWD program) and Microsoft’s BizSpark Plus, who have helped us in our efforts to create a better game-making experience.


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