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 # Getting Started with GDevelop # Getting Started with GDevelop
  
-GDevelop is a free, open-source,​ and cross-platform game creation tool that anyone can use to create games*without* programming skills.+GDevelop is a free, open-source,​ and cross-platform game creation tool that anyone can use to create games *without* programming skills.
  
 This guide explains how to get up and running with GDevelop. This guide explains how to get up and running with GDevelop.
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 ## Next step ## Next step
  
-Read the [Platformer Tutorial](http://​wiki.compilgames.net/​doku.php/​gdevelop5/​tutorials/​platform-game/​start). You'll learn how to create a platforming game from absolute scratch and discover many of GDevelop'​s fundamental concepts, such as objects, events, and expressions. +Read the [[gdevelop5:​tutorials:​platformer:​start|Platformer Tutorial]]. You'll learn how to create a platforming game from absolute scratch and discover many of GDevelop'​s fundamental concepts, such as objects, events, and expressions.
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-## Try GDevelop online or download the desktop version +
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-* 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](https://​gdevelop-app.com). +
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-When you have downloaded GDevelop, open the installer and install the software.:​ +
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-* On Windows machines, after *launching the installer*, use the *GDevelop icon* on 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. +
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-Once the application is launched, you will be presented with the start page. The start page allows you to open an existing project or to create a new project.  +
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-{{ :​gdevelop5:​start_page.png?​nolink |}} +
-## Create a new project +
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-To create a new project, select "​Create A New Project"​ on the start page. +
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-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 try, study and modify. +
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-Selecting the blank project includes no assets, events or scenes - it's an entirely empty game. +
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-{{ :​gdevelop5:​create-new-project-window.png?​nolink |}} +
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-At the top of the window, you can select the location where would you like to store your new project. +
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-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. +
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-<​note>​By default, new games that you create are saved in a folder called "​GDevelop Projects",​ located in your "​Documents"​ folder.</​note>​ +
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-## Open an existing project +
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-To re-open an existing project, select "Open a Project"​ on the start page.  +
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-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. +
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-If you're a GDevelop 4 user, you can [[gdevelop5:​getting_started:​open-gdevelop-4-project|learn here how to save your project to open it with GDevelop 5]]. +
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-## Next step: start with tutorials +
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-Continue reading **[[gdevelop5:​tutorials:​basic-game-making-concepts| the basic concepts to know how to use GDevelop]]**. +
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-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]]! +
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-## Learn more about GDevelop +
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-For further information on how to use GDevelop, visit the following pages where everything is explained in more detail: +
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-  * [[gdevelop5:​interface|]] +
-  * [[gdevelop5:​objects|]] +
-  * [[gdevelop5:​behaviors|]] +
-  * [[gdevelop5:​events|]] +
-  * [[gdevelop5:​all-features|]] +
-  * [[gdevelop5:​publishing|]] +
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-Be sure to also check **the examples** bundled with GDevelop! They are a good way to learn about the different capabilities of the software. +