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 ## Try GDevelop online or download the desktop version ## Try GDevelop online or download the desktop version
-* To get started, you can [try GDevelop online](https://​4ian.github.io/GD).  +* To get started, you can [try GDevelop online](https://​editor.gdevelop-app.com).  
-* To create your own game, save and then publish it, [download the desktop version on GDevelop website](http://compilgames.net).+* To create your own game, save and then publish it, [download the desktop version on GDevelop website](https://gdevelop-app.com).
-When you have GDevelop ​downloaded, open and install ​itthen use the GDevelop icon on your desktop to launch it. +When you have downloaded ​GDevelop, open the installer ​and install ​the software.:​ 
-Once the application is launched you are going to be presented with the start page where you can open an existing project or create a new one+ 
 +* On Windows machines, after *launching the installer*, use the *GDevelop iconon your desktop to launch it. You can also *uncompress* the installer file (like a zip file) and put the software in any folder. 
 +* On MacOS, launch the *DMG file*, drag GDevelop into *Applications*,​ and open GDevelop from the Applications folder. 
 +* On Linux, *uncompress* the archive and launch the executable. 
 +Once the application is launchedyou will be presented with the start page. The start page allows ​you to open an existing project or to create a new project
 {{ :​gdevelop5:​start_page.png?​nolink |}} {{ :​gdevelop5:​start_page.png?​nolink |}}
 +## Create a new project
-==== Open existing ​project ​====+To create a new project, select "​Create A New Project"​ on the start page.
-To open an existing ​project, ​select the relevant option on the start page+A new window will open. It presents a list of options, allowing you to choose from templates/​examples or to create a blank project.  The examples are showing how to use a particular feature, while starters are more advanced games that you can trystudy and modify.
-Next you need to browse your local file system to open a project. GDevelop 5 project files are normally saved as "​game.json"​ file. Find itand select ​it to open. +Selecting the blank project ​includes no assetsevents or scenes - it's an entirely empty game.
-{{ :​gdevelop5:​project-file.png?​nolink&​200 |}}+
-The icon of this file is depends on whether you have any default application installed on your computer to edit such file.+{{ :​gdevelop5:​create-new-project-window.png?nolink |}}
-<​note>​By default, ​the locations ​of the saved game.json files are: +At the top of the windowyou can select the location where would you like to store your new project.
-  * Windows: C:/​Users/​YourUserName/​GDevelop Projects, +
-  * macOS and Linux: GDevelop Projects directory in your home folder. +
-Once you have the project open you should be presented with the editor but we come back to it later, first let see how to create a new project+{{:​gdevelop5:​getting_started:​pasted:​20200405-224849.png?​nolink}}
-**Note:** GDevelop 4 users, ​you can [[gdevelop5:​getting_started:​open-gdevelop-4-project|learn here how to save your project to open it with GDevelop 5]].+Once you have selected the default location for your project, click on the name of a starter template or an example ​to open the game.
-==== Create a new project ==== +<​note>​By default, new games that you create ​are saved in a folder ​called "​GDevelop Projects"​located in your "​Documents" ​folder.</​note>​
-To create a new project select the relevant option on the start page +
-In the next window you can choose from templates or create a blank project. A template is already including some assets and events to get you startedthe blank project including nothing so you need to start from scratch. +
-{{ :​gdevelop5:​create-new-project-window.png?​nolink |}} +
-Since the purpose of this page is to get you started with using GDevelop, let create a blank project. +
-First, select the location where would you like to store your new project. As you may notice a default location is already set for you on the bottom of this page. +
-{{ :​gdevelop5:​project-default-location.png?​nolink |}} +
-If you would like to select a different location, click on the choose ​folder ​button next to it: +
-{{ :​gdevelop5:​choose-folder-button.png?​nolink |}} +
-Nextbrowse the file system on your computer to select a folder ​to store your project inside+
-Once you selected or decided to stick with the default location, just click the Empty game button to create a blank project+## Open an existing ​project
-{{ :​gdevelop5:​empty-game-button.png?​nolink |}}+
-Next you should see the editor either created a blank project ​or selected ​template.+To re-open an existing ​project, select "​Open ​Project"​ on the start page
-==== Learn more ====+Next, browse your local file system to select the project file. If you're using the GDevelop online version, you can save and load a file from Google Drive. GDevelop 5 project files are by default saved as *"​.json"​* files.
-For further information on how to use GDevelop, ​I recommend to visit the following pages where everything is explained in more detail: +If you're a GDevelop ​4 useryou can [[gdevelop5:​getting_started:open-gdevelop-4-project|learn here how to save your project to open it with GDevelop 5]].
-  * [[gdevelop5:​interface|]] +
-  * [[gdevelop5:objects|]] +
-  * [[gdevelop5:​behaviors|]]+
 +## Next step: start with tutorials
-==== Tutorials ====+Continue reading **[[gdevelop5:​tutorials:​basic-game-making-concepts| the basic concepts to know how to use GDevelop]]**.
-You can also find tutorials ​on the wiki: +The tutorials, along with the documentation,​ are the best ways to learn. It is highly recommended that you read and follow a [[gdevelop5:​tutorials|tutorial]]!
-  * [[gdevelop5:​tutorials|]]+
-==== Examples ====+## Learn more about GDevelop
-You can find various examples and templates here to get you started with making your own games from scratch: +For further information on how to use GDevelop, visit the following pages where everything is explained in more detail:
-  * [[https://​gametemplates.itch.io/​|gametemplates.itch.io]]+
 +  * [[gdevelop5:​interface|]]
 +  * [[gdevelop5:​objects|]]
 +  * [[gdevelop5:​behaviors|]]
 +  * [[gdevelop5:​events|]]
 +  * [[gdevelop5:​all-features|]]
 +  * [[gdevelop5:​publishing|]]
 +Be sure to also check **the examples** bundled with GDevelop! They are a good way to learn about the different capabilities of the software.