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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.
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 +On Windows machines, after *launching the installer*, use the *GDevelop iconon 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 launched, you will be presented with the start page. The start page allows you to open an existing project or to create a new project. ​ Once the application is launched, you will be presented with the start page. The start page allows you to open an existing project or to create a new project. ​
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 To create a new project select the relevant option on the start page. To create a new project select the relevant option on the start page.
  
-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.+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 templates are more advanced games that you can trystudy and modify. 
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 +Selecting ​the blank project ​includes no assets, events 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 have selected the default location for your project, 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 ==== ==== Re-open an existing project ====
  
 To re-open an existing project, select the relevant option on the start page.  To re-open an existing project, select the relevant option on the start page. 
  
-Next you need to browse your local file system to open a project. GDevelop 5 project files are normally saved as "​.json" ​file. Find itand select it to open.+Next,  ​browse your local file system to open a project. GDevelop 5 project files are normally saved as "​.json" ​files. Find it in the file menu that opens and select it to open the game.
  
 {{ :​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: <​note>​By default, the locations of the saved game.json files are:
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 </​note>​ </​note>​
  
-Once you have the project open you should ​be presented with the editors ​like when you created ​the game for the first time.+Once you have the project open,  ​you will be presented with the Gdevelop ​editors. Just as you've seen when you created ​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 ​ ====
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-Continue by reading **[[gdevelop5:​tutorials:​basic-game-making-concepts|the basic concepts to know to use GDevelop]]**.+
  
-It's then recommended to read and follow a [[gdevelop5:​tutorials|tutorial]]!+Continue reading **[[gdevelop5:​tutorials:​basic-game-making-conceptsthe basic concepts to know how to use Gdevelop]]**.
  
 +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 all examples bundled with GDevelop! They are a good way to learn about the different capabilities of the software.//