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Coding as a profession has recently catapulted from the dark rooms of nerdom into the shining light of mainstream appeal, and few people are better off for it. In 20+ years of professional coding, I've never seen someone go from novice to full-fledged programmer in a matter of weeks, yet that seems to be what coding academies are promising, alongside instant employment, a salary big enough to afford a Tesla and the ability to change lives. It's an ingenious business model. There's a dearth of skilled coders in the marketplace to fill the five million computing jobs available in this country. For somewhere between free and $36,000, you learn to program computers in less than a year. If you're one of the lucky few, you will hit your ‘a-ha' moment with programming and develop a personal passion for it, as well a real job. In 15 years, those hard-won skills will be obso... (more)

Bringing Computer Science Education to Rhode Island’s Students: Announcing GameSalad’s CS4RI Partnership

FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION Media Contact: Danielle Burnett, danielle@gamesalad.com Bringing Computer Science Education to Rhode Island’s Students: Announcing GameSalad’s CS4RI Partnership In October 2016, we met Holly Walsh at an education conference in Washington, D.C. Holly is an E-Learning and Instructional Technology Specialist at the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), and she told us about her State’s efforts to improve the quality and access of computer science education to students, the Computer Science for Rhode Island (CS4RI) program. Holly went on to describe... (more)

iD Tech Camps Feature GameSalad

GameSalad is pleased to work with iD Tech Camps, the leading summer technology program. During this weeklong, day, and overnight program, ages 7-17 create iPhone apps, video games, C++ and Java programs, websites, digital movies, 3D models and animations, robots and more. There are even two video game courses that use GameSalad: Game Design for iPhone & iPad I and Game Design for iPhone & iPad II. This is not your typical camp since it makes a huge impact on children’s lives as they learn firsthand how their interests can turn into potential careers. Summer programs are held at ... (more)

GameHunks- Episode 15: Reviews Indie Game: The Movie

In this episode of GameHunks, Chris, Cooper, and Lauren give their impressions about the recently released film, Indie Game: The Movie. We review the film and talk about our take-aways from the powerful and realistic portrayal of the indie game development industry. Listen and Enjoy! Podcast Powered By Podbean If you haven't seen this great film yet, familiarize yourself with the film's trailer below:  Indie Game: The Movie Official Trailer from IndieGame: The Movie on Vimeo. ... (more)

The Official GameSalad Manual Now Available!

Hello everyone! OK, so maybe a sword isn't necessary. How about a book instead? After weeks and months of hard work, our top-notch support team has just completed our Official GameSalad Manual. This manual is to help you get started with making your games,  and introduces most of the basics. This will provide you with an overview of the layout and concepts used in GameSalad Creator. We've even got separate versions for Mac and Windows users! Download the Official GameSalad Manual: Mac Creator Edition Windows Creator Edition ... (more)