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moopfmoopf Guru
edited February 2012 in General questions
Hi,

Although I've already posted in General questions, I thought I should introduce myself. My name's Gareth, I'm from the UK, and I'm a software developer (have been for nearly 20 years) and artist producing work under the name Moopf. I first developed for iOS back in 2008 with a game called Hiqup (no longer available) and then in August last year brought some characters I'd developed aimed at children called Arthur & Charles to iOS with a release called Create & Play. I produced everything in that app - artwork, music and coding.

Since then I've been looking for a cross-platform development system (in 2008 I was just using Objective-C, for the release last year I used cocos2D) to develop a couple of projects this year, hence what's led me to Gideros. I have been trialling a competitor product but am finding that a little too closed and with some strange design decisions, and some big omissions, and I'm already liking the look of Gideros - especially the plugin option, which helps remove some of my fears about going to an abstracted SDK over coding directly. I've also grown to like Lua over the last few weeks, which I hadn't used before (although I don't think I'll ever get out of the habit of wanting to use { } instead of then and end)

Anyway, I'll most likely have a good first play with Gideros this weekend after which I'm sure I'll have lots more questions.

If you want to find out more about me my website is at http://www.moopf.com/ , the website for my characters Arthur & Charles is at http://www.arthurandcharles.com/ and the iTunes URL for the app I released last August is here:

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/arthur-charles-present-create/id454675579?mt=8

Anyway, looking forward to getting to grips with Gideros and hopefully it will fit the bill for me.

Cheers,

Gareth / Moopf

Comments

  • Welcome Gareth! I read your other post (great questions) :). looking forward to hearing about your experience this weekend :). See you around!

    Sid
    Don't forget to have fun :)
  • Hi Sid, definitely looking forward to having a proper poke around with Gideros this weekend. Will certainly post my thoughts next week :)
  • gorkemgorkem Maintainer
    Hi Moopf, welcome again :) We are more than sure that you'll love Gideros Studio - if not, we can fix it :bz
  • atilimatilim Maintainer
    welcome here and thank you for great introduction. The graphics of Arthur & Charles look fascinating. :)>-
  • Hi gorkem and atilim. I'm loving how responsive you guys are. Will be installing and playing with Gideros tomorrow. Atilim, thank you for the comments about Arthur & Charles. The app was really designed to introduce the characters whilst giving children (and adults, as it turns out) something fun to create and use - all the characters you create are used in the games within the app. The app I've currently got spec'd out is an ebook with the characters and then I'm full steam ahead on an adventure game with another artist - http://www.looshkin.com/ for more information on that :D
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