Goji Game Maker for Marmalade v1.8.5b out now

As a small Christmas gift I have decided to port some neat Booty5 changes over to the AppEasy Core and Goji Editor. I’ve listed the changes to 1.8.5b below:

  • Added new “clone to all scenes” menu action which will clone an Icon / Label to all scenes
  • Added new “delete from all scenes” menu action which will remove all Icons / Labels from all scenes that share the same name as the selected item
  • Added new “copy to scene” which clones the selected actor into a new scene
  • Added support for filled / unfilled ellipses and rects / rounded rects
  • Added new Filled, CornerRadius and Thickness properties to actors
  • Updated actors to support bitmap animation frames, actor properties now support frames property which can be use to change default frame order
  • ImageActor XOML tag has new Filled (bool) property which specifies the filled / unfilled status of an actor, unfilled will be drawn with a border
  • ImageActor XOML tag has new CornerRadius (float) property which can be used to specify the corner size of a rounded rect (note that RenderAs must be set to 2) to force actor to be rendered as a rect
  • ImageActor XOML tag has new Thickness (float) property which specifies the border thickness for actors that are rendered unfilled
  • ImageActor XOML tag has new RenderAs (int) property which specifies how the actor should be rendered, 0 – normal, 1 – render as an arc and 2 – render as a rect / rounded rect
  • ImageActor XOML tag has new PlaybackSpeed property which specifies how quickly any attached bitmap animation will play back
  • ImageActor XOML tag has new AnimFrames (array of its) property which specifies the order in which bitmap frames are played back
  • Brush XOML tag has new RectFrames property which is a list of x,y,w,h rect frames that can be used to assign bitmap animations to actors

The most exciting changes (for me at least) are the addition of support for rendering arcs, rectangles and rounded rectangles, these can be filled with solid colour / bitmaps or rendered with an edge stroke that can also be solid colour or bitmapped. I found that these objects come in very useful when it comes to UI. If you look in the actors property panel in Goji you will notice a new “RenderAs” property. Changing this enables you to tell the engine to override the default rendering to render the actor as an arc or rect. Additional properties have been added to allow you to specify properties such as corner radius for rounded rects and thickness. If you are interested in seeing the code that generates these shapes then take a look in CzGeometry.cpp.

Another addition that I decided to port across was bitmap brush animations. Its awkward having to set up bitmap animations in XOML so I made it easier. You can now add individual rectangular frames to a brush to create an animation (Goji shows a preview of the animation). Once the brush is attached to an actor an as long as the Playback speed is set to something other than 0 then the animation will play. You can also override the order in which animation frames are played by setting your own animation frame indices in the Anim Frames properties box.





Goji Editor v1.8.4b out now

The Goji editor has had a new update today, mainly to bring the features more in line with Booty5. Changes include:

  • Added Support for ALT Tab to switch between previous / last resource
  • Added image preview to Icon background property
  • You can now select most resources directly in the object properties panel
  • Added shape editor
  • Added shape shape bitmap tracer and mesh optimiser
  • Concave fixtures are now exported as multiple convex fixtures
  • Changed code editor font to fixed size
  • Fixed actor insert crash bug
  • Fixed script / image auto reload
  • Fixed main canvas scaling
  • Fixed various export options
  • Fixed geometry not updating correctly bug
  • Fixed auto shut down of editor when clicking close button on are you sure dialog
  • Fixed deployment with Marmalade free license
  • Main changes relate to usability / productivity, just making things a little easier to use. Also the addition of the shape editor makes it possible to create physics shapes and geometries within Goji, avoiding the need for an additional shape editor.

    You can download a free copy of the Goj Game Editor here

    Goji game editor for Marmalade 1.7.2b now available

    Latest version of the free Marmalade compatible game IDE the Goji Editor is now available for free download

    Changes include:

    • Added New Project dialog with support for creating wireframe projects
    • Update to AppEasy Core to work with Marmalade SDK v7.4
    • Fixed export of extra app.icf settings
    • Fixed missing app_id for Facebook extension when deploying device builds

    Goji Editor the game IDE is integrated into Marmalade SDK tool chain

    The Goji Editor has undergone some major changes over the past few months with the biggest change being tight integration into the Marmalade tool chain and removal for direct support for Gideros and Corona.

    If you are a Marmalade SDK developer and want to see a quick overview of the new Marmalade SDK integration features then take a look here

    Why have I taken this route? Firstly, Marmalade recently released a free license making the Marmalade SDK freely available to all developers enabling tight integration of Goji into the Marmalade build and deployment system, this enables developers to use Goji to create games for a much wider range of platforms. Secondly, the next release of the Goji Editor will add support for HTML5 and I simply cannot keep up support for Marmalade C++, Marmalade Quick, AppEasy Core, Corona, Gideros and HTML5, so something has to go.

    So here are the main changes summarised:
    * Tight integration into the Marmalade SDK, including deployment and application configuration settings than can be set in the editor such as specification of which extensions / modules to include, drag and drop icon / splash screens and much more. You can also compile, test and deploy from the editor.
    * Support for Marmalade C++, Marmalade Quick and AppEasy Core
    * AppEasy is now distributed in source form and compiled by Goji (the old player has gone because it took way too much time to update), this allows you to change the underlying engine quite easily to extend it to add your own features and / or mix C++ and Lua. It also allows you to deploy your games to ALL Marmalade platforms and not just iOS / Android
    * Assets can now be exported to sub folders
    * Tonnes of bug fixes

    You can download a free copy of the Goji Editor from www.gojieditor.com

    ShinAnimals the Android, iPhone, iPad and iPod game lives!

    And my latest creation is now live, ShinAnimals a fun Yorkshire themed arcade puzzle game made using AppEasy> (Powered under the hood by the Marmalade SDK) and the Goji Editor. You can download from Google Play at:





    Word of warning, this game is highly addictive and will put you on the edge of your seat!

    Animals ShinAnimals, no longer content with grazing and lounging around all day the animals at the Yorkshire farm are bored to tears and have demanded that the farmer provide them some fun. The farmer has decided to arrange some mild entertainment by constructing 40 puzzles for the animals to crack. Can you help the animals crack all 40 puzzles?

    The aim of the game is to crack each puzzle by stacking piles of animals ever higher, the higher the stack the more points the animals score. To beat a puzzle the farm animals must beat the target score set by the farmer. Puzzles start out simple, but soon become difficult including swinging crates, springy bridges, unstable constructions, traps, footballs and more.

    Features include:

    • Normal and hard (Yorkshire) game modes
    • 40 unique levels
    • Hi-score tables
    • Pickups, traps and other dangers
    • Cheat system to help pass difficult levels
    • FREE to play
    • Can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike
    • Yorkshire sound effects!

    Made in Yorkshire by Yorkshire people, absolutely no Yorkshire animals were harmed during its making.

    Marmalade SDK now offering FREE License!

    Yes you did read that right! The Marmalade SDK can be freely downloaded and used in all its flavours including:

    • C++ – Create native games and apps in blazing pedal to the metal C++
    • Juice – Easily port existing Objective-C based iOS games and apps to Android
    • Quick – Create games and apps rapidly using Lua
    • Web – Combine the power of C++ and HTML5

    Sounds too good to be true? No, not at all. There are some restrictions such as:

    • Limited extensions, but most important ones included
    • Shows advert on boot
    • Shows a splash screen on boot

    But hey, you get support for the following platforms out of the box:

    • iOS
    • Android
    • Windows Phone
    • Windows Store
    • BlackBerry 10
    • Tizen

    Why am I so excited about the Marmalade SDK providing a free license? As most of you are aware I’ve been developing the open source AppEasy Core SDK which is a powerful game and app engine that makes creating games and apps super simple. This move by Marmalade will help to propagate its usage within the developer community. Not only that it opens the door for other developers to create extensions, middleware and tooling based on or around Marmalade.

    Exciting times ahead is all I can say! Well done Marmalade.

    What next? Well go and download your free copy of the Marmalade SDK right now.

    Made with Goji Editor games Shuffle Match and Shuffle Match for Kids now on iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry

    Pocketeers has announced the release of two of its new memory game titles aimed at adults and children, Shuffle Match and Shuffle Match for Kids. Both titles were created using the Goji Editor game IDE and the AppEasy cross platform game engine.

    Shuffle Match is a fun endless challenge memory game that starts out with an easy two grid and progresses up to a ten grid over time, ramping up the difficulty the longer you play, guaranteeing a great memory workout. Features include:

    * Endless challenge, go as far as your memory will take you
    * Easy and hard play modes
    * Track your progress
    * Play up to 10 x 10 memory grid in hard mode
    * Very colourful graphics
    * Great sound track
    * NO IAP so no chance of kids running up huge bills

    Shuffle Match for Kids is a version of Shuffle match that is optimised for children and has been tested on children of different age groups to optimise grid sizes and round times to ensure that the game does not become too difficult too quickly. 3 game modes are available based on age range, including younger than 6, 7 to 10 year old’s and 11+. Features include:

    * Designed for 3 age ranges (6 and younger, 7 to 10 year old’s and 11 and over)
    * Very colourful graphics
    * Perky sound track
    * Your child can track their progress to see how they improve
    * NO IAP so no chance of children running up huge bills

    Both titles are also available on Android, Blackberry PlayBook and BlackBerry 10 phones and tablets.

    Shuffle Match and Shuffle Match for Kids were created using the Goji Editor which is a powerful game and app creation IDE that is compatible with AppEasy, Marmalade Quick, Corona and Gideros engines.

    AppEasy 1.5.4 now available, source encryption, 3D math and dynamic geometry

    AppEasy Version 1.5.4 is Now Available

    AppEasy the cross platform mobile game and app development system for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows that is aimed at all levels of experience releases latest update

    AppEasy version 1.5.4 is now available for download from here.

    Please upgrade to the latest version. Note that before updating, close down your current version of AppEasy, rename c:\AppEasy to c:\AppEasy2, install and run AppEasy then copy any changes / certificates from c:\AppEasy2 to c:\AppEasy. Note that if you install the update before renaming c:\AppEasy then simply exit the AppEasy project manager, rename the folder and run AppEasy again.

    Changes include:

    • Added encrypt source to AppEasy project manager which will cause all xml and lua assets to be encrypted
    • If actor has geometry assigned and no shape and it is under control of physics then the geometry will be assigned as the shape as long as the geometry is polygon based
    • Added new matrix library to deal with Matrix maths
    • Added actor library functions setVertex(), setRGBA() and setUV() which can be used to modify the actors underlying geometry
    • Added support for decrypting lua and xoml assets, add decrypt tag to appeasy.xml with attribute enable=”true” to enable
    • template.from container can now be nil to create resources in global resource space
    • Fixed docked actors that are scaled
    • Fixed issue in AppEasy where proportional sizing was not taking into account virtual resolution scaling

    Source Encryption

    You can now protect your Lua and XOMl sources from prying eyes by enabled source encryption from the AppEasy project manager. This will turn your source files into an unreadable format that can only be understood by the AppEasy player.

    Dynamic Geometry and Matrices

    The most fun addition to this update is the ability to modify the geometry of actors that have a geometry attached. Coupled with the new matrix library you can create some interesting geometry animations as well as 3D projection. Check out Test71 which shows a large 50×50 3D grid of quads.

    Updates will be pushed to AppEasy Core SDK on Github soon.

    Shuffle Match – Made with the Goji Editor

    I’ve just released a new game for Android called Shuffle Match that is entirely created with the Goji game editor exported to AppEasy. Its currently available on Google Play and will be available on other stores sooonish, including Apple. I will be releasing the entire project for this game in the near future, so that others can learn from it.

    The game was inspired by my youngest daughter, who likes to play matching games.

    Heres a few details about the game:

    Put your memory through a fun workout that starts with an easy warm up and progresses to a gruelling challenge worthy of any memory master.

    • Endless challenge, go as far as your memory will take you
    • Easy and hard play modes
    • Track your progress
    • Play up to 10 x 10 memory grid in hard mode
    • Very colourful graphics
    • Great sound track
    • NO IAP so no chance of kids running up huge bills
    • Compatible with phone and tablet

    Game play is simple and casual, remember the numbers on the left board then shuffle the board and find them on the right board. Earn big bonuses by chaining guesses together. Track your stats from game to game to see how you improve.

    Goji Editor 1.4 is now available – Corona support added

    The newest shiny version of Goji Editor the game IDE is now available for download, now with support for Corona, Gideros, Marmalade Quick and AppEasy.

    Changes include:

    • Export and test support for Corona added
    • New property added called Object that enables you to specify the tag or object type that is exported for Gideros and AppEasy
    • Gideros and Quick now export shapes and geometries as tables
    • Named joints are now exported if a name is specified
    • Added collision events to Gideros export
    • Fixed Gideros “Show” action
    • Fixed SVG import crash
    • Fixed docking issue
    • AppEasy circle shape radius was double what it should have been
    • XOML files with XML extension are now recognised as XOML files when imported
    • Fixed various issues with goji lua engine

    More info and tutorials etc can be found at http://www.gojieditor.com/