As announced in a previous thread, I've been working on a new editor to replace in the future the current editor that is getting old.
Why a new editor?
The current editor is slowly becoming old and harder to maintain as the underlying technology is quite hard to get for new developers and not often updated.
The idea is to have a new editor that is:
-Built on web technologies, so usable on a desktop, tablet, maybe even mobile phones.
-Easier to understand and modify for external developers that want to contribute to GDevelop.
-Have a more simplified UI, easier to understand for new comers (based on "Material UI" components and guidelines by Google).
-Unifying GDevelop and GDevApp.
-Working on Windows, OS X, and every major version of Linux without having to do special work on my side or maintain tricky compatibility!
I was supposed to release it at the same time as the next version of GDevelop, but I think it may be a good idea to let you play a bit with it!
Download it from GitHub (https://github.com/4ian/GD/releases/tag/new-ide-beta1):
Windows : https://github.com/4ian/GD/releases/dow ... -beta1.exe
macOS : https://github.com/4ian/GD/releases/dow ... -beta1.dmg
Linux : https://github.com/4ian/GD/releases/dow ... ta1.tar.gz
Beware: you can only edit a game (saved in .json from GDevelop) or create a game from the Platformer example, and only the scene editor is working for now!
The whole editor is still in an early stage.
What about the current editor?
I've developed an update that will make the new editor available INSIDE the existing editor. Take a look:
What are the next steps?
I plan to continue improving the editor so that it is progressively able to replace the old editor.
I'll release a new GD version with improvements and the option to use the new IDE as the scene editor, like the previous screenshot
The Events editor is to be recreated inside the new IDE, and all the objects editor. Support for native games may be added later. I also plan to make the editor available online, replacing GDevApp
It's a good opportunity for me to simplify as much as possible GDevelop, and make the editors more straighforward/easier to use
I also plan to add features aiming to ease the publishing of a game. In this version, you can export your game to a free Amazon hosting in a single click! This can evolve in the future. I could also try to integrate the forum or chat in the editor later
Translations and auto-update should also be added later
How can I contribute?
https://github.com/4ian/GD/blob/master/ ... components
GDevelop lead developer