Jamie Cross
I am a graphic designer and game development enthusiast. I teach several online classes about game design, including Introduction to Mobile Games Development at Udemy and Build Your Own Pong Video Game from Scratch with No Programming! at Skillshare. I'm active on the Gamesalad forums under the screen name jamie_c and run a blog about all things creative at www.jamie-cross.net.
Tutorials
  • Game Development
    Buzzy Bee: Create a Flappy Bird-Style Game in GameSalad, Step by StepBuzzy bee flappy bird game tutorial gamesalad 400px
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    In this 45-minute screencast tutorial, I'll show you how to make an avoider game like Flappy Bird, step by step, using the free GameSalad Creator tool. You don't need to have any previous programming experience or game development knowledge, I'll provide all the artwork, and you can follow along whether you're on Windows or OS X.Read More…
  • Game Development
    Danger Droids: Laser Guns, Teleporters, and the Splash ScreenDanger droids gamesalad platformer tutorial 400px
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    We're at the end of our tutorial series about building a platformer game with GameSalad. In this final part, we'll complete the third level by adding laser guns and teleporters, and we'll complete the game itself by adding a splash screen.Read More…
  • Game Development
    Danger Droids: Moving Platforms and DeathDanger droids gamesalad platformer tutorial 400px
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    We've already put together a functional platformer game in this ongoing GameSalad tutorial series. Now that all the basics are in place, we'll raise the stakes by making it possible for the player to lose (and therefore have to restart at level one), and we'll introduce another level element: moving platforms.Read More…
  • Game Development
    Danger Droids: An Enemy, the HUD, and PickupsDanger droids gamesalad platformer tutorial 400px
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    So far, in our series about building a platformer in GameSalad, we've set up the main objects for our game and laid out the first level. In this part, we'll add an enemy to the level, set up the HUD UI (to show the score, the health, and whether they player's picked up the key), and introduce three types of pickup.Read More…
  • Game Development
    Danger Droids: Actors and the First Level LayoutDanger droids gamesalad platformer tutorial 400px
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    Let's continue our five-part screencast series on creating a platformer in GameSalad. In the first part, we installed the software and set up the main objects for our game. This time, we'll lay out the geometry for the first level.Read More…
  • Game Development
    Danger Droids: Create a Platformer in GameSalad, Step by StepDanger droids gamesalad platformer tutorial 400px
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    In this five-part screencast tutorial series, I'll show you how to build a sci-fi themed platformer game, step by step, using the free GameSalad Creator tool. You don't need to have any previous programming experience or game development knowledge, I'll provide all the artwork, and you can follow along whether you're on Windows or OS X. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Game Development
    Angry Snowman: Build an "Angry Birds" Game From Scratch - Destroying the SceneryAngrysnowman angry birds gamedev tutorial
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    Here's the final part of my guide to building a winter-themed Angry Birds-style game with no programming required! In this video, I'll show you how to make the snowballs destroy the blocks upon colliding with them, and how to add the necessary polish (like camera panning) to make this feel like a proper game.Read More…
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    Angry Snowman: Build an "Angry Birds" Game From Scratch - Setup and ShootingAngrysnowman angry birds gamedev tutorial
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    In this two-part tutorial, I'll walk you through building a winter-themed Angry Birds-style game, from scratch, using the free GameSalad Creator tool. No previous programming or game development experience is required, and you can follow along whether you're on Windows or OS X!Read More…
  • Game Development
    Build a Neon Asteroids Shoot-'Em-Up From ScratchCreate a neon asteroids shoot em up from scratch gamesalad tutorial
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    In this screencast tutorial, I'll take you through the process of building an entire Asteroids game, from scratch, using the free GameSalad Creator tool. No previous programming or game development experience is required, and you can follow along whether you're on Windows or OS X!Read More…