Hey everybody, this is David with Ready. We saw inbound traffic from this forum on our web site and wanted to help with this discussion. Anyone who wants to try out Ready, you can do so for free by either a) typing "ready maker" in the Google or Apple app stores for mobile. Ready runs on all Android and iOS devices. Or b) installing a desktop version for PC/Mac by visiting getready.io/download. A caveat: we don't have signed versions yet for desktop, so you will enter a bit of a "security settings" process getting the app to load. Soon we'll have the desktop versions in the desktop App Stores, and this will solve the security settings warning.
Ready is built on Unity, so you have access to a full professional-grade game engine. The programming is inspired by block programming, but removes "syntax" as an error- you can only make logic errors- which is a great way to learn computing principles at the start. If you're looking for stuff to do, I'd encourage you to visit getready.io/teach and build the Maze Game. It should take about 20 minutes. On the other side of that you'll have a super good feel for the system.
As was pointed out, you can "Share" ready projects- they will travel across any platform and either play natively in the mobile app (or prompt install to play) or in a WebGL container on desktop browsers (all browsers apart from Chrome). You can send the projects across any mobile app, like Snapchat, WhatsApp, and so on.
On deck is user asset uploading: the app will hook into the camera roll on mobile or finder on desktop and you just add any sprite, object, whatever you want, and build the scene with your own stuff. We expect this to be live in 2-3 weeks.
We're also working on launching a community forum- time frame is 10 days or so from now. In the meantime, you can ask questions here or email us directly at email@example.com for more info.
And final bit- We are in the Hour of Code for this year. Ready is the only project that exposes young minds to coding in Unity in this year's hour of code, so if that sounds interesting, you can find our two approved projects over here:
If you download the App/PC/MAC version and ask me, i'll tell how to make a simple Geo Dash Game.
Here is a quick way to make a simple geometry dash game.
(Reposting the message from David)