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  • Hey, new game creator here.

    I've been searching but not finding the information I wish to know.

    I'm in the middle of creating my first game, and I was wondering if there is a way I could play it offline before I put it on a website or what not.

    Example: I make the game, and then I put it on a USB stick and have a friend test the game out for me, search for any issues etc.

    PS: Is it okay for me to throw my game up on Kongregate, even though I am using the free version? Are there any legal requirements for me if I do?

  • You can export your game as HTML 5, then just copy the folder (making sure to include the Index.html file) zip it up and send it to your friend. It should work fine. Just open index.html and you can play the game.

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  • The problem I am having (This is most likely just due to me not understanding.) is when I do export into HTML5, and run the index.html it'll come up saying "Exported games won't work until you upload them.". Am I doing something wrong?

    I have read that article and a lot of the tutorials, but I can't seem to find a direct and easy to understand answer.

    So I take it that Kongregate etc. Is classed as For-Profit organisation? Therefore I cannot post there until I purchase a License.

    If that's the case, with free edition is it okay to publish to the Scirra Arcade?

  • You should be able to publish to scirra arcade just fine, you can put the game other places too, as long as it is not being sold for money. That would require a personal or business license...

  • Thank you for your help BluePhaze. You've helped me understand the whole process a bit easier.

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  • Posting your game to dropbox is quite easy way to make it available for testing. Heres a linky:

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