There wasn’t a normal Monday Corona Geek hangout last week because I was flying back from California, but I did have the opportunity to talk with Ricardo Rauber Pereira about his new Corona SDK development tool, Game Coder which is a new iOS app that allows you to build a game on your iPad. Ricardo explained how projects can be exported to Corona for editing and then published for iOS devices. It’s an amazing tool that was built using Corona SDK. This week, we’ll be posting a blog post from Ricardo that explains how Game Coder works. In the meantime, check out Game Coder in the App Store!

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Charles McKeever
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  1. It nice to see Ricardo. I am still using Director. One suggestion if I may: Make a free version of the app! If you want more people to see how good it is. I am only saying because of the price point, I am sure it worth but for example there is a review of 1 star and you cannot compete with that unless more people download the app, try it and leave a good rating. You may for instance (if it is easy to implement) in the free version:

    – remove the ability to export the app back to Dropbox
    – limit the amount of assets
    – limit the orientation people can choose

    Anyway these are done ideas but I STRONGLY suggest you come up (if you are not working on it already) with free limited version. You want people to use it in a massive way. For instance I see this also a great way to make quick test app on a plane(a travel a lot!) and then play with it on the computer when back home.

    Again thank you for Director and for this new app!

    Mo

    Ps: great podcast!

  2. Brent Sorrentino says:

    Ricardo, this is truly great, and such an innovative idea! Where I see vast untapped potential is for parents who want to teach their children the basics of game creation (logic, events, animation, basic physics, etc.) without the initial “fear” of Lua code. And then, when they’re ready, export the code to Corona, teach your children how it works, and even expand upon it for full customization! I wish I had such a tool when I was 8 or 10… not that my C64 wasn’t a great tool back in the day, just saying, this is better. ;)

    Anyway, thank you for your endless efforts to help the Corona community with useful tools like Director (I still use it!) and now Game Coder. You’re a talented and hard-working individual.

  3. EXCELLENT news! I am going to buy it to make fast game prototypes. It is also the LEAST I can do to support you and all you have done for this community. Can’t wait to see what you have cooking for the new version.

    THANKS

    Mo
    @LairdGames

  4. Hello Ricardo,

    I went ahead and purchased hoping to use on a flight tomorrow afternoon to prototype some games with it. Unfortunately it seems to crash at loading. The app says loading and then after maybe 30-40 secs it just quit. I tried killing all the other apps to make more space but the same thing happened.

    By the way it on ipad2 -32 Gb- iOS 6.0

    Any ideas/suggestions?

    Thanks a lot.

    Mo

  5. My appology Ricardo! I just found out that my iPad had only 1 Gb memory left. Once I cleaned a little bit (need to clean it more) and got 1.5 Gb then Game Coder opened and just fun. I am very sorry for the false alert. You may want put a warning about checking for memory level in your current iTunes to avoid bad reviews from people. The app is fantastic and you do not want people the wrong first impression especially when it is not the app fault!

    Just a suggestion. But anyway it is a GREAT app so far and I am happy that I will be able to play with on the plane tomorrow. No laptop needed!

    THANK YOU!

    Mo.
    @LairdGames

    Ps: I will leave (good) review shortly

  6. Hey Mo,

    Thanks for your help, I’m thinking of a way to talk to people without they think it’s an error of the app and it is a work around.

    Today I will put at Game Coder website the roadmap so you guys can see what we are doing!

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