Making a game can be a complex task which requires knowledge and skills in multiple fields. Accordingly, working with a team is extremely important in game development.
For a long time, Scratchers cooperated with others by using costumes, sounds, or scripts from others’ projects. However, a realtime collaboration tool will make things better.
Gandi IDE has a built-in feature for creators who want to make a project online with friends. Here is a step-by-step guide to show you how to set up a collaborative project.
Step 1: Save a Project and Make It Collaborative
Before you invite friends to create together, you should have a project saved to the cloud server.
In Gandi IDE, you can save a project by clicking this button. When the pop-up appears, your project has been saved successfully.
You can find an invite button at the top right corner. Click it, and then click the button on the pop-up. Now, your project has become a collaborative project.
Step 2: Invite a Friend
You can see a new pop-up. It shows members of the team.
Click to copy the invitation link to the clipboard and send it to your friend.
Anyone with the invitation link can join the team. If you want to cancel the current link and generate a new one, just click this button.
When creators join the team, you can see them in the pop-up. As the owner, you can remove members but cannot leave the team.
As a member, you can also see other members in the team and leave whenever you want.
Step 3: Create Together
You can see all online members’ avatars beside the invite button.
When a member is editing a sprite, you can see the avatar on the sprite option.
Each sprite can be edited by only one member, the first one to pick the sprite. The other members who pick the sprite will be observers and cannot edit.
Members can see each other’s cursors and text chat with each other. See how to do it:
Now, your team can start creating together immediately. Have fun!