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valiant_curiosity [Try GDevelop online or download the desktop version]
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 ## Try GDevelop online or download the desktop version ## Try GDevelop online or download the desktop version
  
-* To get started, you can [try GDevelop online](https://​4ian.github.io/GD).  +* To get started, you can [try GDevelop online](https://​editor.gdevelop-app.com).  
-* To create your own game, save and then publish it, [download the desktop version on GDevelop website](http://compilgames.net).+* To create your own game, save and then publish it, [download the desktop version on GDevelop website](https://gdevelop-app.com).
  
-When you have downloaded GDevelop, open the installer and install the software. ​On Windows machines, use the GDevelop icon on your desktop to launch it. On MacOS, open GDevelop from the Applications folder or drag it to your dock for permanent placement.+When you have downloaded GDevelop, open the installer and install the software.:
  
-Once the application is launched you are going to be presented with the start page. The start page allows you to open an existing projectcreate a new project, or open a tutorial ​project. ​+* On Windows machines, after *launching the installer*, use the *GDevelop icon* on your desktop to launch it. You can also *uncompress* the installer file (like a zip file) and put the software in any folder. 
 +* On MacOS, launch the *DMG file*, drag GDevelop into *Applications*,​ and open GDevelop from the Applications folder. 
 +* On Linux, *uncompress* the archive and launch the executable. 
 + 
 +Once the application is launchedyou will be presented with the start page. The start page allows you to open an existing project ​or to create a new project. ​
  
 {{ :​gdevelop5:​start_page.png?​nolink |}} {{ :​gdevelop5:​start_page.png?​nolink |}}
-==== Create a new project ​====+## Create a new project 
 + 
 +To create a new project, select "​Create A New Project"​ on the start page.
  
-To create a new project ​select the relevant option on the start page.+A new window will open. It presents a list of options, allowing you to choose from templates/​examples or to create a blank project.  The examples are showing how to use a particular feature, while starters are more advanced games that you can try, study and modify.
  
-In the next window you can choose from templates/​examples or create a blank project. A template is already including some assets ​and events ​to get you started, the blank project including nothing so you need to start from scratch.+Selecting ​the blank project ​includes no assetsevents ​or scenes - it's an entirely empty game.
  
 {{ :​gdevelop5:​create-new-project-window.png?​nolink |}} {{ :​gdevelop5:​create-new-project-window.png?​nolink |}}
  
-You can select the location where would you like to store your new project ​on the bottom of the window:+At the bottom of the window, you can select the location where would you like to store your new project.
 {{ :​gdevelop5:​project-default-location.png?​nolink |}} {{ :​gdevelop5:​project-default-location.png?​nolink |}}
  
-Once you selected ​or decided to stick with the default location, click on the name of a starter or an example to open the game.+Once you have selected the default location ​for your project, click on the name of a starter ​template ​or an example to open the game.
  
-==== Re-open an existing project ====+<​note>​By default, new games that you create are saved in a folder called "​GDevelop Projects",​ located in your "​Documents"​ folder.</​note>​
  
-To re-open ​an existing project, select the relevant option on the start page. +## Open an existing project
  
-Next you need to browse your local file system to open a project. GDevelop 5 project files are normally ​saved as "​.json" ​file. Find it, and select it to open.+To re-open an existing project, select "Open a Project"​ on the start page.  
 + 
 +Nextbrowse your local file system to select the project ​file. GDevelop 5 project files are by default ​saved as "​.json" ​files.
  
 {{ :​gdevelop5:​project-file.png }} {{ :​gdevelop5:​project-file.png }}
  
-The icon of this file is depends on whether you have any default application installed on your computer to edit such file.+The icon for this file depends on whether ​or not you have any default application installed on your computer to edit “.json” files.
  
-<​note>​By default, the locations of the saved game.json files are: 
-  * Windows: C:/​Users/​YourUserName/​GDevelop Projects, 
-  * macOS and Linux: GDevelop Projects directory in your home folder. 
-</​note>​ 
  
-Once you have the project open you should be presented with the editors like when you created the game for the first time. 
  
 **Note:** GDevelop 4 users, you can [[gdevelop5:​getting_started:​open-gdevelop-4-project|learn here how to save your project to open it with GDevelop 5]]. **Note:** GDevelop 4 users, you can [[gdevelop5:​getting_started:​open-gdevelop-4-project|learn here how to save your project to open it with GDevelop 5]].
  
-==== Next step: get started ​with tutorials ====+==== Next step: start with tutorials ​ ====
  
-Continue ​by reading **[[gdevelop5:​tutorials:​basic-game-making-concepts|the basic concepts to know to use GDevelop]]**. +Continue reading **[[gdevelop5:​tutorials:​basic-game-making-concepts| the basic concepts to know how to use Gdevelop]]**.
- +
-It's then recommended to read and follow a [[gdevelop5:​tutorials|tutorial]]!+
  
 +The tutorials, along with the documentation,​ are the best ways to learn. It is highly recommended that you read and follow a [[gdevelop5:​tutorials|tutorial]]!
 ==== Learn more about GDevelop ==== ==== Learn more about GDevelop ====
  
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   * [[gdevelop5:​behaviors|]]   * [[gdevelop5:​behaviors|]]
   * [[gdevelop5:​events|]]   * [[gdevelop5:​events|]]
 +  * [[gdevelop5:​all-features|]]
   * [[gdevelop5:​publishing|]]   * [[gdevelop5:​publishing|]]
  
 ==== Examples ==== ==== Examples ====
  
-Be sure to check all examples bundled with GDevelop! They are a good way to learn about the different capabilities of the software. +Be sure to check some examples bundled with GDevelop! They are a good way to learn about the different capabilities of the software.
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