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Getting Started with GDevelop

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Compilgames GDevelop is an open source, cross-platform game engine that allows its user to create a game without any prior knowledge of programming. The user interface of GDevelop is very simple and intuitive. it allows its user to create a game through a simple drag and drop interface. That doesn’t mean that only simple/basic games could be developed using GDevelop as the game engine is very capable and has features that would allow its user to create a unique and engaging game.

Learning GDevelop would be helpful for hobbyists, small game studios who are trying to dip their toe into game creation, it would also be helpful for teachers looking for a tool to create interactive and engaging content, or gamifying the courses.

The aim of this post is to present and compare between free online sources that beginners can rely on to learn GDevelop, the sources stated here are full-structured courses that beginners can follow along.

If you just want the bottom line (the road map to learn GDevelop) and you don’t wish to read the entire article then go to the “Bottom Line” section at the end of the article.

Getting Started with GDevelop from Scratch

GDevelop Wiki

GDevelop Wiki is the first free online outlet where beginners can start learning GDevelop through a text-based tutorial, there are also links for video tutorials created by GDevelop users, you don’t have to register t have access to the training.

Structure: The training is divided into 9 sections, each section gives you access to lessons that covers various aspects of the software.

Interface: The interface is quite intuitive, just click on the lesson/tutorial you’re interested in and you’ll be directed to the page where the lesson/tutorial resides.

1 - GDevelop Wiki GDevelop Tutorials

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-organized and structured for complete beginners.
  3. The training covers some of the advanced topics/aspects of the software.

Cons

  1. The wiki is a community effort, so it’s not coherent, though that won’t be a problem for complete beginners.

Verdict: This is an excellent free online outlet where beginners can start learning GDevelop through text/video tutorials.

Steven Gaming TV YouTube Channel

Steven Gaming TV YouTube Channel is the second free online outlet where beginners can start learning GDevelop through video tutorials.

Structure: The training is divided into 7 video lessons, each video lesson covers a certain tool/technique in GDevelop.

Interface: Standard YouTube interface.

2 - Steven Gaming TV YouTube Channel GDevelop Tutorials

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-structured and organized for complete beginners.

Cons

  1. The training doesn’t cover every aspect of the software, though that won’t be a problem for complete beginners.

Verdict: This is an excellent free online outlet where beginners can start learning GDevelop through video tutorials.

Jubeliusen3 YouTube Channel

Jubeliusen3  YouTube Channel is the third free online outlet where beginners can start learning GDevelop through video tutorials.

Structure: The training is divided into 15 video lesson, each video lesson covers a single tool in creating a platform game in GDevelop.

Interface: Standard YouTube interface.

3 - Jubeliusen3 YouTube Channel GDevelop Tutorials

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training covers the basics beginners should be familiarized with in order to start using GDevelop.
  3. The assets used in the tutorials are available for download.

Cons

  1. The training has no audio.
  2. The training isn’t well-structured for beginners.

Verdict: This is a good free online outlet where beginners can start learning GDevelop through video tutorials.

Bottom Line

The recipe for learning to use GDevelop:

  1. GDevelop Wiki is the best outlet for beginners to start learning to learn GDevelop through text/video tutorials.
  2. Steven Gaming TV YouTube Channel is the best outlet for beginners to start learning GDevelop through video tutorials.

Remember that the first step is always the toughest step, and the aim of this post is to provide you with resources that will help you take your first step in learning to use GDevelop.