What I like about microStudio
- The Language
The script language is brilliantly simple, but powerful. The class system is easy to use, has inheritance, and direct objects are available as key-value pairs. Variable namespaces are predictable.
- The Environment
Everything is available and easy to use. Sprites, Sounds, code files, all integrated. Documentation right there. Great for learning and tinkering!
- HTML5 output.
I fourth all of that, but I think we should definitely add the fact that gilles is always working hard to improve microstudio :)
Not to mention that gilles usually fixes bugs or implements suggestions within 48 hours
Yes. Rarely do we have a dedicated developer who is right there for users. In fact, I looked at microStudio because it had zero likes on alternativesto.net. I interpreted that to mean this was a fairly new project. Good to get in on the ground level :)
I agree, microStudio is a great game engine. I found it by watching a "gamefromscratch" video on YouTube. I was interested and, here I am even participating in the game jam. Giles is a great dev. I love the community.
I also found it more or less by accident through the twitter review that Game From Scratch did (pointing to that YouTube video you mentioned).
I just love tinkering around with it ... as one might have noticed ;)
I can't remember how I discovered microStudio... All I can say is: thanks Gilles!