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My name is Paul, I am 15 years old, and I made an app! I've been learning how to build games for the iPhone and iPad for about 3 years and just published my first iPad game to the AppStore. Check it out, its free! http://www.appstore.com/rapidracing

My answers to the Make-To-Learn contest:

What I Made:
I made a multiplayer iPad app called Rapid Racing. The object is simple - use your tapping skills to push a car down the track and cross the finish line first. It features easy one touch controls, support for one to four players, and it includes bright graphics and music.

How I Made It:
I developed the game using software called GameSalad. It is a visual editor that runs on top of x-code. I got the music for this game from a website called incompetech.com. I started designing the game in Keynote on an iPad. Then I did the programming for the game on the computer. Finally I started to develop the graphics and layout of the game (one of my favorite parts). In total I worked on the app for about 2 1/2 months.

Where I Made It:
I mainly worked on this app at home over the weekends when I didn't have to worry about school work. I also sometimes doodled out ideas for the app when I had free time at school. My family and friends helped me test out Rapid Racing and gave me feedback.

What I Learned:
I learned that I could make an iPad app! This project taught me how to use multitouch in my games. It also helped to improve my graphic design skills and showed me new software to use for that. Building Rapid Racing helped me figure out how to properly test and publish an app to the Apple AppStore.
I'm sorry, but I'm very disappointed by this...<br> <br> &quot;develop the graphics and layout of the game (one of my favorite parts). In total I worked on the app for about 2 1/2 months.&quot;<br> <br> The graphics that you apparently developed are right here and FREE-<br> <br> http://forums.gamesalad.com/discussion/9368/free-art-and-graphics-assets-backgrounds-art-packs-etc/p5<br> <br> [which links to]<br> <br> http://www.indiegamedesigner.com/2012/07/30/free-car-graphics/<br> <br> [and]<br> <br> http://www.indiegamedesigner.com/2012/07/23/racing-track/<br> <br> I also gave GameSalad a go and must say that it is NOT &quot;a visual editor that runs on top of x-code&quot;- they make it clear it's a 100% code-free game designer, and is in no way related to Xcode and coding.<br> <br> By the way, you're iTunes page is plastered with blatant fake reviews. (I understand that they're probably from family members or something, but these are really fake describing the game as though it were the greatest ever made)<br> <br> I want to make it clear that I'm not trying to be mean, but I am just not happy with this apparent deception<br> <br> :-(<br> <br> (Please correct me if I'm wrong about this, &nbsp;andI hope I'm wrong, but honestly your description is very misleading!)
1. Yes I love to create art and especially love designing things like Menus, posters, etc. Unfortunately I don't have the proper software or tools to do this properly yet. Many of the graphics in this game were very generously posted for free use. While I did create various images for this game the majority of it was just editing and layout on my end. <br>2. What I meant by visual editor is that it does similar functions to x-code but does this visually (through behaviors) instead of with code. <br>3. Yes I am ashamed to say that some of these reviews are from my family, but I did not request them to write them. (sometimes 10-year old cousins can go a little bit over board) <br> <br>I am sorry to be misleading, I hope this clears it up!
This cool! How did you learn how to make apps did you / are you taking classes?
I have always wanted to make apps and have been learning about it since I was twelve. My first attemps at making computer games were with a program called Scratch. Now I use GameSalad. I taught myself and watched a lot of YouTube tutorials.
Oh ok I was just wondering great job! I'm 15 too and I have been on and off on learning how to make apps. Could you give me a link to a youtube video or too that you watched that helped you?
A great place to start is Gshelper.com. It has video tutorials and templates you can download! Good luck with making an app, and feel free to ask any questions you have.
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