now i was wondering about this, game maker on iphone, (not the games, the software)
now obviously this may seam pointless because
-you cant import sounds or graphics
-you cant execute or run ('test') the games
-very limited to what you can do at all with the gmk file
but theres still alot you can do with it...
the one thing you could do, is work on coding, objects and their drag and drop events, work on your scripts. the code would highlight color code/bold as it does in game maker on the computer, it could check it code for errors and predict the code your righting for example your typing 'inst'.. and it predicts 'instance_create(...)' along with the other instance statements.
if you have a dropbox account you can store all the gmks resources in there, then its possible to import them through the app into the gmk file.
do some room editing, object placement, sprite renaming managing resources and such on the go.
it wouldnt be that hard to make (assuming you know ios development), look at LGM, it has the interface (i think it was made with java), all the events etc... it just edits the gmk files, modified names and quick edits to things.
i may be the only one interested, and this topic is probably going to get bashed and locked, but im the kind of person that can work on programming without testing what i make every 10 seconds to see if it works. i dont do things with a trial and error system, i look at what i wrote several times and check for mistakes/mistypes. i could program a whole simple game in one go without testing, if i really set my mind to it. im just able to work that way, the question is how many of you are able to work that way?
im not asking yoyogames to make such an app, and im not asking anyone to make such an app. im just thinking it would be cool, and i want to hear some other views and opinions of this random thought, that jumped into my mind at 1:30 in the morning
the thing im mostly wondering about is: is it possibly for ios app the read the gmk file structure and make modifications/additions to it?
such an app could be called "GM: Mobile" and the iphone does now allow apps to store and create files. you would either import/export the gmks through itunes or use something different like a dropbox system.
im just saying it is possible. and i want to hear some other views and opinions of this random thought! would you use it? i surely would, altho i might just be the only one haha
EDIT: i clicked community when i posted this but i guess my internet was still on htm5 before it was done loading >_> DAMN SLOW INTERNET
please move this to 'community' thanks.
Edited by Nocturne, 25 December 2011 - 09:00 AM.