You hit the nail on the head there! For now I’m planning to use it for the mentioned OS-like presentation, but later I want to get more into making video games, and it was my thought exactly that Hype might be ideal for point-and-click games (Myst is my all time favourite game). Hype Pro already makes it easy to make inventories with persistent symbols, and with behaviors it’s possible to trigger an action from another screen than the one you’re currently on, so you can make more advanced puzzles – e.g. opening a door with a handle in another room. Have you made any games or game mock-ups in Hype? I would be happy to see it, if you have!
I have stumbled upon w3schools before, it seems like a good place to learn, step by step, with examples and so. Haven’t seen that Mozilla has tutorials as well, thanks for sharing! I also took a look at your book, downloaded the preview, seems like it could be quite helpful for me too, well written, I will consider buying it
I’ve also been looking at Stencyl for making 2D games, it has a rather attracting UI, I also like the drag-and-drop coding solution that actually teaches you to code. Haven’t looked at GameSalad before, but it seems similar to Stencyl and Construct (which is only for Windows and looks like it’s a part of the MS Office suite). Artisteer seems pretty limited, more template based – can’t compare with Hype! Which of the two game engines do you prefer? Maybe one of them can be a good start for me too. Then I could walk the same path as you, who knows, maybe I end up writing a book as well
(Okay Steve, haha) The video definitely gave me something to think of – or another angle on something that I’ve been thinking of a lot. I can sometimes be slow at learning, that’s why I’m hyped about Hype, since it’s so simple, doesn’t require coding, and I haven’t even watched tutorials. But it’s probably true what he says, that it’s the procrastination and all the in-betweens that take all the time. I know that I’m personally struggling with a lot of procrastination, because I always feel like there’s something else to do, and it stuffs up my brain. You need be able to focus to learn new things. I’ve found that taking notes of all my thoughts helps a lot and putting them on a to-do list in stead of trying to carry them out at once or being afraid of losing them in the brain void while still trying to hold on to them. I’ve dug up OneNote again, which, with the newest updates, has become a pretty solid application. It allows me to sort my notes in a nice hierarchical structure and include both text with many formating options, pictures videos etc. and not the least drawings – it works really well with Apple Pencil.
Anyways, maybe I got a bit off topic there, but I felt like giving a proper answer and sharing my thoughts. Hope it made sense to you